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Old 07-04-2016, 22:01   #1
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Default regular carbs vs net carbs

I would like to know peoples thoughts on this since I dont have the answer and dont trust doctors for their input

Which food/snack would be better for someone on a LCHF diet if everything else is the same

19 total carbs and 12 dietary fiber = 7 net carbs
7 total carbs and 0 dietary fiber = 7 net carbs

are they 100% equal for a LCHF diet?

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Originally Posted by hftmrock View Post
are they 100% equal for a LCHF diet?
I'm not sure they are. Some people are able to have good post-meal BG control by counting net carbs, others don't and need to count total carbs. It's one of those YMMV things.

I use net carbs, but keep the count down to 6-10 per meal. And the carbs are in vegetables or nuts.

Total carbs or net carbs - it boils down to - what does your meter say. Your example would be a good experiment to do.

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I mostly use net carbs but have found that some foods either lie on their nutrition labels or something because they spike me as if all the carbs counted. So for some foods, like nuts/seeds, the net carbs work just fine. For others like carrots, or "low-carb" bars, I have to go by total carbs.

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