Questions V. Counting calories carbs and fiber.

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  1. Sylva

    Sylva New Member

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    When counting my End of Day totals for carbohydrates should I subtract the amount of Fiber eaten that day from the total carbohydrates eaten?

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    Sorry if this is a :ugh: question.
     
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    yes and no

    If you're watching the quality of the carbs you're taking in, then you should factor fiber in (because getting fiber from fruits, grains, and veggies are important)

    It's not something I'd "take out", per se, like most low carb diet plans do, but it does metabolize differently and are "better" for the digestive tract and steady insulin levels.

    But, they are carbs no matter how you slice it. The impact they have is different. Sugar (specifically where it comes from) is probably a better factor to keep track of as far as losing weight goes.
     
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    I've actually wondered this in the past. If food X has 100 calories from total carbs and half of that is fiber, does that mean you can only absorb 50 calories from the food?

    Because fibre, in a lab, would have an energy value, its just energy we cant use because we cant digest it.
     
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    Ok, I'll just keep counting them in my total carbs for the day then.
     
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