Re: how many
If you want to cut your carbs, try cutting your simple carbs(sugar, candy, cookies, etc) and just try to focus on the complex carbs, such as your fruits, veggies, etc. I do about 3 miles a day on the treadmill and I usually eat some carbs before I go on for the energy, but that's just me, I find that my body responds that way when I do eat complex carbs. The only carbs I basically eat is cereal, like Raisin Bran, Kashi, Atkins Cereal, anything with fiber in it. It gives me an energy boost and it keeps me full. But everyone's body responds differently, so you may just have to test different types of carbs to see how your body reacts. Focus on lean protein, veggies, and water if you need to lose weight or maintain.