Flaxseed - carbs and net carbs confused

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  1. Diddums

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    Hello everyone

    I am new to the world of Atkins but was doing CD before. I am on day 3 of induction and am truly happy. Can't wait for weigh in.

    I have just bought myself some organic flaxmeal from a health shop and am confused with how many carbs and net carbs it has.

    Per 100g it has the following values:
    Calories 510
    Carbs 1.7g
    Fat 46.2g
    Fibre 28.9

    If net carbs are carbs minus fibre does this mean that per 100g there are no net carbs? I am a little confused!

    Any help would be great appreciated x
     
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    Hi Diddums

    The net carbs is 1.7g - in the UK the fibre is already deducted so what ya see is what ya get! Still nice and low though! x
     
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    Hi Jupiter!

    Thanks very much for that I knew something wasn't right!

    x
     
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    No problem! It took me ages to get my head round the whole carb/net carb thing!
     
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    stuff i got was 5g think i need to look elsewhere the lower the better cabrs wise!
     
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    Hi and welcome,

    Basically anything from the EU you use the net carb amount, anything from the US and elsewhere you subtract the fibre.
     
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    Hi Jim

    Thanks for that. I didn't want to be getting it wrong and eating too many carbs.

    What does everyone stick to when you go out for dinner? Im going out for a friends birthday and think I'm going to have stead and salad and tell them to put any sauce in a separate pot.

    Thanks
     
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    That's what I'd do, steak and salad and no dressing love
     
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    Hello and welcime.

    Going out is usually ok altho i did find myself sounding like a classic neurotic yesterday when it was a set menu:
    Ill have the beef, sauce on the side, no pots, no seasonal veg (aka carrots!), salad instead plse but only oil and vinegar dressing. Phew. And they ignored it so i sent it back. 2nd time lucky and delicious :)
     
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    The beauty of flaxmeal/ground linseed is that it is almost all fibre, so it passes through the digestive system largely unabsorbed. It is regarded by many doing Atkins as a 'carb wash' cos it just sails through the system.

    And it's full of good oils, too!
     
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    Hello Diddums, How r u??

    Im Chelle and I have also left the CD to do Atkins?? How have you found it?? I would love to make some good friends for support for more motivation....Fancy it :). Hope you doing well chick, it was my first day of eating today and I am feeling very guilty/nervous etc.....sound familiar or is it just me lol??
     
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    Hi Chellery!

    Sound very familiar! It took me a few days to convince myself I wasn't cheating lol. On CD you're not allowed anything so eating steak and salad or eggs felt like I was doing something wrong lol.

    I am finding it really easy at the moment and will adopt low carb as a life style because I'm insulin resistant and should have been low carbing since I found out but no one told me!

    How you finding it? What do you measure a mug of vegetables as?

    Would love a buddy :) xx
     
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    Hey Lady....welcome :)

    Gotta ask, which brand of flax are you using??
     
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    At the mo I am enjoying putting anything in my mouth haha!.
    Im still worrying about whether or not I will put all the weight I lost back on...I hope if I do its only for a few days. Going to weigh myself tomorrow morning and then take any gains etc from there. Going to try a kitosis stick on Sat.

    How did you find the transition?? Did you stay in kitosis/ gain weight?

    I can't wait to try the MiMs...went on a seach for Flax and it wasnt anywhere to be found in the supermarket!! Not happy lol xxx
     
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    if your local supermarket doesnt have flax - try holland and barret or a healthfood store
    xx
     
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    The transition was fine. I was in ketosis anyway so didn't get any craving etc etc.
    I didn't gain any weight, just stayed the same for the first day or two. I'm hoping for 2lb loss a week but I don't know how likely it is. Can anyone tell me average losses?

    I'm getting married in July and ordered my dress 3 size smaller so I have to lose weight. I've lost a stone and a half with CD but it was making me sick and very very frumpy so switched to Atkins. I would like to lose another two stones in 3 months. Does anyone know whether it is an achievable amount? Xx
     
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