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confused by labels

I am doing CD and happy with it but whilst on a shopping trip recently i forgot to take a CD bar with me.
I popped in to boots to look for a bar to keep me going. I picked up an atkins bar thinking that it can't be too different from a CD bar.
Front of bar said 2.1g net carbs...woohoo, i am thinking brilliant. I then read nutrition info on the back and it said 8.5 carbs.
What should i be taking notice of?

This is also going to help me when i get to an acceptable weight and plan for my future maintenance healthy eating plan.
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Bring on the trumpets
From memory............the net carbs is the one you need to count...which is the lower......so count 2.1g....I like Atkins bars :D

Copy from Rainbowcookie

You only take off the fibe in America/ on american products. These atkins bars are made in the netherlands.

I always just take the net carb figure printed on the front as read, but I would think that it would be close to 19g total minus 16g polyols = 3g. I am not sure how they have shrunk this to 2.1 unless the other numbers are rounded.

The gylcerine is just part of the polyols - this is what gives you the runs.

For normal products - look at total carbs minus polyols - everything else will be starches or sugars.

Once again.. ignore fibre unless on an american produced product.
Polyols are artificial sweeteners

I hope this makes sense..............if not ask on the Atkins board

Thanx for reply.

I loved the atkins bar too, a nice change.

Think i kinda understand what you are saying.

So, if it says 15g carbs and 10g polyols, it would have 5 grams of carbs then? Well, carbs that i am counting.

Hope i have got it right, if not then i am a right thicko lol


Bring on the trumpets
yeah that sounds about right :D

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