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Should I Count Calories or Carbs?

E-mails to Christine (GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director)
Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator

E-mail your questions to Christine at:  nutrition@GlucoMenu.com

Q. I am confused about whether I should count calories or carbs.  Thanks for any help.

A. Counting carbohydrates is important for controlling blood sugar.  Counting calories can be helpful if you are trying to lose weight.

Weight loss and weight gain are affected by:

1.  Food Consumption (calories consumed)
2.  Energy Expended (activity such as exercise)

One pound of body weight is equal to 3500 calories.  Lose 1 pound of weight each week by reducing food consumed daily by 250 calories and increasing energy expended by 250 calories for a total daily calorie deficit of 500.  Five hundred calories per day x 7 days per week = 3500 calories, or one pound weight loss per week.

Use our Body Calculator to help you determine your ideal body weight:  Body Calculator

In addition, you might consider that GlucoMenu® provides complete menus, recipes, grocery lists & nutrition facts already calculated.  There are 5 different calorie levels that can be changed at anytime. 

The plan evenly distributes carbohydrate throughout the day.  It also include a beginners exercise program to aid with weight loss.

Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director


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