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02-04-2009, 06:44 AM
when counting grams of carbs do you count total carbs or net carbs (total cards-fiber)?
for instance i ate 40 grams of carbs yesterday but 24 grams of it was fiber, so do i put that i ate 16 grams of carbs or 40?
if i do count it as 40 is it likely that i was knocked out of ketosis
02-04-2009, 07:08 AM
From what I understand, you count net carbs.
Carbs - Fiber = Net carbs
As long as you keep net carbs limited to 20-30g a day you should be fine.
02-04-2009, 07:25 AM
all the information i have read say net carbs is what matters..atleast that is what I have been counting
02-04-2009, 07:28 AM
No, do not count fiber into your carb allotment for the day. Get as much fiber as you can. If I recall correctly, the U.S. is weird for having fiber counted in the total carb category of the nutrition panel. I believe in places like the UK, fiber is counted separately and is labeled as such.
02-04-2009, 03:15 PM
ok good because life without fiber is ummm....painful to say the least
02-04-2009, 03:16 PM
Don't count fiber against any carbohydrate number you're trying to hit.