Need some help tracking the carbs in your diet? Here are a few tools to make it easier:
• My Health Tracker. Go from low-carb to pro-carb using My Health Tracker at Prevention.com. It allows you to track your calorie intake as well as what percentage of your calories is coming from carbs. Aim for 47 to 64 percent, which was found to be the optimal range in the study.
• The Daily Plate. Similar to the site above, The Daily Plate is an application made available for Blackberries and iPhones, so you can track your carb consumption in real time.
• USDA Food Pyramid. Oft forgotten, the USDA’s food pyramid is about as simplistic a guide to eating as you can get. It spells out the most obvious sources for healthy foods, and MyPyramid.gov even offers a handy menu planner.
• Rodale Recipe Finder. Try these seasonal, high-fiber, healthy-carb recipes from the Rodale Recipe Finder:
Published on: July 20, 2009