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Should I count net carbs or total carbs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 18, 2012 at 5:35 AM

For example, some item could have 15g of carbs and 5g of fiber (10g "net carbs"). If I am counting carbohydrates, would I count this as 15g or 10g? Would the fiber affect entry into ketosis?

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on December 18, 2012
at 06:52 PM

And collards, too!

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Kale and chard too. :)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Kale and chard too. :)

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:43 AM

"Counting fibre as carbohydrate is just plain retarded" Good to see you're feeling better and back to your old self. Truth.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:24 AM

More than that, if you start avoiding fibre, your diet is going to suck. Spinach is your friend.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 09:56 AM

Protein lowers ketosis. Most fiber does not.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 09:43 AM

Most fiber, if it gets digested, is absorbed into the body in the form of fatty acids, not as carbohydrate. Therefore it doesn't stop ketosis from rising. For your purposes, net carbs is a better number.

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 09:41 AM

Most fiber, if it gets digested, is absorbed into the body in the form of fatty acids, not as carbohydrate. Therefore it doesn't stop ketosis from rising. For your purposes, net carbs is a better number.

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5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

on December 18, 2012
at 05:59 AM

Many say that you only have to look at net carbs, but my suggestion is to avoid anything that you have to question just to enter ketosis!

Fat and protein for a few weeks, just to be safe. (:

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 02:43 PM

Kale and chard too. :)

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 09:56 AM

Protein lowers ketosis. Most fiber does not.

B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:24 AM

More than that, if you start avoiding fibre, your diet is going to suck. Spinach is your friend.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on December 18, 2012
at 06:52 PM

And collards, too!

82166cc32b6cf26de33b69f58fb583b1

on December 18, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Kale and chard too. :)

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64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on December 18, 2012
at 06:29 AM

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

(11488)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:22 AM

Net carbs. In Europe all carbs are net carbs. Counting fibre as carbohydrate is just plain retarded.

76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

(5386)

on December 18, 2012
at 11:43 AM

"Counting fibre as carbohydrate is just plain retarded" Good to see you're feeling better and back to your old self. Truth.

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6d64cd6dc98d6ab763bd03678a317964

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on December 18, 2012
at 06:29 AM

To be safe count all carbs.

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