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Re: [IP] Re: Counting carbs
> >Also, one area I get myself into trouble with is carb counting. Any
> >suggestions on eyeballing a plate when you are out to eat & determining how
> >many carbs are there? I figure this too comes from practice/trial &error,
> >but figured if someone had some suggestions...
Astonishingly enough, most restruants and most people at home come
very close to serving a 'standard' serving of any particular food. I
think the receipes are probably set up that way. Except for desserts
and veggies, almost everything else is about 15 grams a serving.
Most regular desserts run 55 to 65 grams of carbo at the finer
resturants (the sliver size desserts). You can not depend on this
but at least it is a starting point.
You do learn with experience. Lily (now 14) can eyeball just about
everything except chinese food and get real close. Chinese is still
a problem, probably because many of the sauces contain arrow-root
which maxes out your carbo count instantly.
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