As a 25 year-old male trying to safely maintain his weight with a 2700 daily caloric allowance and 55% of that diet coming from carbohydrates, I would have to consume 371 grams of carbohydrates daily!
This means that even if I consumed everything you see in the picture above, plus a whole lot more, I could still fall short of my 371 gram daily goal!
3 Extremely Large Cucumbers
7.5 Cups of Arugula
40 Mini Sweet Peppers
15 Large Raw Carrots
1 Head of Celery
3 Stalks Broccoli
2 Pints Grape Tomatoes
These foods combined are made up of 82% carbohydrates and only 18% protein and fat. They are extremely carbohydrate dense! But they still fall well short of my 371 gram daily carbohydrate goal!
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Strawberries
1 Cup Cherries
1 Large Banana
Even If I added 4 more servings of fruit to all the vegetables I already ate, I would still only end up with 353 grams of carbohydrates!
Its ridiculous that the USDA advises that Americans get 45-65%(i only used 55% for my calculations) of their daily calories from carbohydrates.
This is the biggest reason we are fat!