400 grams of carbs?!


#1

I think the last time I checked it was either 200 or 250, now the “Whats in Soylent” page says 400 grams of carbs…

http://robrhinehart.com/?p=424

Is this really appropriate for non-athletes? That is a lot of carbs. I’m not some keto/low-carb evangelist or anything but 400 grams seems excessive unless you are really active. Isn’t the RDA for a 2,000 calorie diet around 250?

What gives?


#2

Just guessing here, but I believe the recipe given there is no longer current, and was formulated specifically for Rob, who does/did in fact exercise heavily.


#3

This is quite true. Rob was regularly running 5K and lifting at the time that post was written back in February—though it’s worth pointing out that a 400g carb / 80g Protein / 65g Fat split only totals up to 2500 calories daily and is perfectly normal for an active adult male.


#4

Okay thanks for clearing this up for me!


#5

I’d say most DIYers are using way less carbs. I’m using about 225 g.


#6

It is a lot, but on the flip side if you read “Racing Weight” and are any kind of distance athlete you can easily be above 700 carbs following his advice :slight_smile: