confused by labels

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  1. sunshine1

    sunshine1 Full Member

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    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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    NewDawn Bring on the trumpets

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    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

    xxxx
     
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    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
     
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    NewDawn Bring on the trumpets

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    yeah that sounds about right :D
     
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