How do you go about figuring NET carbs????

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  1. mum4jenn

    mum4jenn <font color=purple>My dd is the love of my life!!<

    Apr 3, 2000
    I have recently seen things written about carbs and NET carbs. I am so confused. How do you know what to subtract to get to net carbs?? I read the info on the Atkins website but I am still a bit confused.Can anyone help me??
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  3. Luvinit

    Luvinit <font color=CC66CC>This is the place I come to to

    Mar 25, 2003
    At the risk of confusing you some more...and the only reason I am attempting this is because it is late...and you may have to wait til the AM to get a professional answer...LOL.

    If you are reading a label and it says "Total Carbs" 10g

    underneath it should list the "dietery Carbs" 4g

    if it has sugar alcohol listed 4g

    You SUBTRACT the dietery carbs and the sugar alcohol listed so you would subtract the 8 carbs from the 10 carbs and get a NET of 2 Carbs.

    I am pretty sure this is how it works...If you read the back of an Atkins explains it too...thats how I kinda figured it out.

    Hope this helped
  4. nativetxn

    nativetxn <font color=teal>Moderator<br><font color=red>Hono

    Feb 15, 2000
    Net carbs refers to the number of carbohydrates in a food that your body will assimilate.

    Take the total number of carbs and subtract any carbohydrates from fiber.

    Some people are also able to subtract the carbohydrates from sugar alcohols like Isomalt and Maltilol. Some people are sensitive to sugar alcohols and have to include those carbohydrates in their daily carbohydrate allowance.

    So, as an example for you, sunflower seeds:

    Total carbohydrates: 5 grams
    Dietary fiber: 2 grams

    Net carbohydrate content: 3 grams per serving
  5. Luvinit

    Luvinit <font color=CC66CC>This is the place I come to to

    Mar 25, 2003
    Well said Kath...I knew I should have just waited for the professionals...LOL

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