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Full Carbs Or Net Carbs?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by Terrytiddy, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Terrytiddy

    Terrytiddy Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all have been reducing my carb intake over past few weeks, I'm now well under 10gms a day. I see that some people quote full carbs and others net carbs. What is the best to look at? :)
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    In the UK we work with total carbs as fibre is listed separately. In the USA fiber ( note the difference in spelling) is included in with the carbs, so needs to be deducted to get net carbs. So: UK total carbs = USA net carbs...

    Fibre tends not to cause any rise in glucose levels like other types of carbs generally do, so this is why we treat it this way.

    If you look at official/commecial nutritional infornation or labelling then if carbs and fibre are listed separately you need do nothing, and if it's included in with carbs, then deduct it.

    But you need to take some care if you see information from sources where the information is added by users, e.g. My Fitness Pal, as how the carb content is given because in some cases it could make a very big difference!


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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Guru

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    Yes, I agree with @Robbity especially when using websites where users enter the amounts.
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  5. Terrytiddy

    Terrytiddy Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi thanks for the reply's. I had been going with UK total carbs but had seen a couple of posts about low carbs and they had added the net carbs as well. :)
     
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    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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