The primary role of carbohydrates in human nutrition is to supply energy for the body. Carbohydrates are important not only for physical activities, but for different body functions as well, such as breathing and digestion. They are also great for those who want to maintain high levels of energy. Carbohydrates are the best choice for fueling your system and promoting a healthy heart. They are found in a wide variety of foods, such as fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes and dairy products.
We've created this online tool to help you understand your personal daily carbohydrate requirements. Enter your information below, click on "Submit", and you'll immediately receive an accurate estimate of how many carbohydrates you should consume daily.
Gender: Male Female
Current weight: Lbs. or Kgs.
Your ideal, healthy weight: Lbs. or Kgs.
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Height: Inches or Centimeters
Your activity level (please choose one):
Sedentary (Very inactive throughout the day, such as sitting at a desk, and not currently on an exercise program or involved in any sort of sport or physical activity)
Very Light (Very inactive throughout the day but on a light exercise program, such as walking leisurely for 30 minutes, or involved in some sort of light physical activity 1-2 times a week, such as golf, bowling or softball)
Moderate (Fairly active throughout the day, such as a teacher, and on a moderate exercise program, such as biking and weightlifting 30 minutes each, at least 3 times a week)
Heavy (Active throughout the day, such as a waiter, and involved in a moderate to somewhat intense exercise program or physical activity, at least 3 times a week)
Very Heavy (Very active throughout the day, such as a construction worker, and on a fairly intense exercise program, such as running and weightlifting 45 minutes each, at least 4 times per week.)