Dr Oz: How Many Carbohydrates Can Your Body Handle?
Once you take the quiz to determine your carb tolerance, what should you do with those results? Well, as Dr Oz and Dr Sharon Moalem explained, if your results were between 0-14 seconds, you have a high-carb tolerance. If it was 15-30 seconds, you have a moderate carb tolerance. If it was more than 30 seconds, you have a low carb tolerance.
Essentially, the results will tell you how many carbs your body can handle, based on your genes. If you have a high carb tolerance, it means you can handle more carbs, whereas a low-carb tolerance means you likely need to cut back on the amount of carbs you’re eating.
Dr Oz: Daily Intake Based On Carb Tolerance
If you have a low-carb tolerance, only 25% of your total intake should be from carbs, while 40% is from fats and 35% is protein. Dr Moalem suggested you start your day with a half a cup of oatmeal. Then for lunch and dinner try avoiding carbohydrates as much as possible. You can enjoy one bagel a week but don’t go overboard or you’ll pay for it physically.
If you’re in the moderate category, up to 35% of your intake can be from carbs, 35% from fats, and 30% from protein. Dr Moalem suggested the same 1/2 C of oatmeal for breakfast, a salad for lunch, and then one serving of carbohydrates with dinner.
If you have a high carb tolerance you can have 50% of your intake from carbs, 30% from fat, and 20% from protein. You can enjoy 1/2 C oatmeal for breakfast, one serving of carbohydrates with your lunch, and one serving of carbs with your dinner.