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Problems counting carbs

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by VinnyJames, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. VinnyJames

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

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    So far, so good on the low carb diet.

    Lost nearly a stone since diagnosis - about 3 weeks ago.

    Meter reading yesterday 5.4% (7.2% at diagnosis).

    However, am still getting to grips with supermarkets labels!

    My problem is my diet is boring but I've seen foods which I'd like but they have a high carb count.

    But then its broken down into two parts;

    Dietary carbs and Carbs that sugars.

    So my question is if its 50g carb but 45g is dietary carbs is that ok for a low carb diet?
  2. Carbdodger

    Carbdodger · Well-Known Member

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    Hello VinnyJames
    It's best to only look at the total carbs (ignoring the "of which sugars" bit r net carbs). Personally I'll not buy anything that is more than 10g of carbs per 100g although even that high is rare.
    I found it useful to refer to the Collins Little Gem Calorie Counter book especially for fruit, veg etc. Ignore the calorie column and just use the carb column. It's about £5 and easy to carry around.
  3. Lenny3

    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The way I look at labels is carbs=sugar, as the body breaks them down into glucose.

    So 50g of carbs = 50g of sugar!!!!!! :shock:

    I also aim for 10g per 100g or less.
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