I want to address this post and all of the posters in this thread should read it, especially those of you who have chosen to go down the hardcore restriction route (sub-1000 cal/day.)
If you are not aware that fruit is also extremely high in carbohydrates and that foods like vegetables (and beans) offer much more carbs than they do protein, YOU DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH TO RESTRICT SUCCESSFULLY. You are setting yourself up for a brutal failure.
It took me less than 3 minutes to compile the following info:
1 apple = 95 - 130 kcal., 22 - 25 g carbs, 0 - 0.5 g protein, 0 - 0.3 g fat.
1 cup (steamed) mixed vegetables = 100 kcal., 20 g carbs, 4 g protein, 2 g fat.
1 cup (steamed) brown rice = 220 - 250 kcal., 50 g carbs, 4 g protein, 2 g fat.
1/2 cup (boiled) red kidney beans = 115 kcal., 20 g carbs, 7 g protein, 0.5 g fat.
Total: 530 - 595 kcal., 112 - 115 g carbs, 15 - 15.5 g protein, 4.5 g - 4.8 g fat.
You're dealing with a diet which is approx. 85% carbohydrates, and less than 10% protein.
Regardless of your goal (to build muscle, to lose extreme amounts of weight), everyone should be keeping macronutrient ratios in mind when trying to figure out what to eat on a daily basis. If you use MFP, the app will automatically track your daily ratios underneath the "Nutrition" tab.
A good general rule of thumb is as follows: 50% carbs, 30% fat, 20% protein. If you are heavily restricting, stick to this. You'll see variants with greater carbs (for "bulking," which is basically what you're doing right now) or with greater protein.
Continued in next post. By the way, source = been heavily restricting for about 3 years, diagnosed with anorexia nervosa by school counseling center (lol), in last year of pre-med program at an Ivy.