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This is a question for those who are over a year out. Anyone tried adding complex carbs? I don't do them now, but I am considering experimenting. I'm wondering if anyone has been able to successfully incorporate them without gaining weight over a several month period of time. If I add healthy fat to my meal, I stay full longer, but I am concerned about the fat and the carbs together.

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From what I understand, when you eat carbs they should as a rule, be eaten with a Protein. Your healthy fat probably includes a protein, right? I'm sure it will be fine

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It really depends on why you are wanting to add them back into your diet. Most complex carbs are high in Fiber, so that is a good reason to add them moderately back. In my case, for all of 2017, approximately 37% of my calories were carbohydrates. Try as I might, not all of them are complex though. However, if you are doing serious weight training or cardiovascular training, then carbs are a necessity.

Kind of funny, but right now I am eating a Jolly Green Giant Fried Rice Bowl (it's cauliflower) and that is 26 grams of carbs but only 2 grams of fiber. I have been stable in my weight for almost 2 years and started adding in the carbs and fat once I started weight training.

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