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Hi everyone, I've got a few questions so i'll take advantage of this forum.
Here comes the first ones.
Today I've eaten eggs, vegetables (aubergines, lettuce, arugula, cucumber, carrots), some fruit (4 apricots, berries), meat (lunch) and fish (dinner) and ham.
This is the split of the macronutrients I've eaten according to myfitnesspal (carbs 9%!!!). To me that's not right. What do you make of it? How can I eat more carbs?!
I live in south italy and I can't find sweet potatoes (they're out of season), purnsips, squash. I'm a bit worried. Should I be?!

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You say you cannot find sweet potatoes, parsnips, or squash. What vegetables are available where you live? My favorite high carb veggies include rutabaga and plantains. I have prepared pumpkin and yucca, but don't love it. Other veggies with modest carb content are turnips, beets, and carrots. You can also get carbs from fruit. Higher carb fruits include mangoes, cherries, and grapes. 

 

How many carbs you need is totally dependent on your genetic makeup and activity levels. I sometimes go extremely low carb for weeks or months at a time by getting most of my veggies in the form of greens and not eating any sweet potatoes or other root veggies. I do fine, but some people have serious problems by going low carb. The number you are consuming is not important. What is important is how you feel and perform.

 

For anyone thinking about checking your macronutrient levels out, don't do it! MyFitnessPal is your enemy more than it is your friend. 

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Sorry, i don't even know what those are. Never heard of them. I run 4/5 times a week and I'm training for a half marathon and I'm not performing well (but this is only my week two). To be honest I'm thinking of reintroducing potatoes beacuse of the lack of alternatives. I'm not a potatoe eater anyway and I don't think it'll cause me dependence or particular cravings.

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To be honest I'm thinking of reintroducing potatoes because of the lack of alternatives.

 

I can guarantee there are starchy vegetables (other than potato) available to you in Italy. I translated some of the vegetable names for you below.

 

yam=patata dolce

rutabaga=rapa svedese

parsnips=pastinaca

plantains=piantaggine

beets=barbabietole

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When I went to buy sweet potatoes I was told that of course they didn't have them: they are out of season! That's how things are here. I'm sure things are different in other areas of the country. I'm not from here so I was surprised but that's how it is. I'll find something else.

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That's a bummer from the perspective of increasing carbs, but great for eating seasonally! Perhaps just eat as much variety of vege as you can get your hands on, and supplement with fruit - while not ideal, needs must!

 

I would only worry about the amount of carbs if you're feeling really sluggish (although if you're in the initial stages of Whole 30 you might feel sluggish/tired from carb flu anyway).

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