According to MyNetDiary, which I use to track my calories and carbs, et al, an uncooked egg has zero grams of carbohydrates while a hard-boiled egg has 1 gram. The livers of various animals also apparently have carbs; the calf's liver I was planning to eat for dinner is listed at about 1g/oz. I found this surprising as I was thinking of it simply as "meat" - but then again, I'm relatively new to the carnivore game.
Could someone please enlighten me on the hows and whys of carbs in eggs, liver and anything else I should know about? (Or, alternatively, a shoddy database on MyNetDiary.com?) Thanks. :)
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on March 14, 2011
at 06:15 PM
It should only matter to you if you are diabetic or trying to keep your carbs at Atkins style induction levels. (And even Atkins ignores the carbs in eggs).
Eggs have 0.5-1g carb per egg
Cream has ~0.5 carb per Tablespoon
Splenda packets have about a 1/2 carb each (they say they are zero, because they round down). Certain spices, like cinnamon have a few carbs.
Pills often contain dextrose/maltodextrin/corn starch without listing carbs/calories
Coffee has 0.8g per 6oz
Deli meats and store bought rotisserie chicken usually have sugar (dextrose) added
Here's a good link with more info: http://www.lowcarb.ca/tips/tips009.html