How do you work out the carbs?

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  1. Sarah_V

    Sarah_V Silver Member

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    Hi folks,

    Just wondering how you work out the carbs on food labels, for example when it says:

    Carbs: of which sugars 12.8
    Starch 1.3

    what is the true reading???

     
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    well if your on induction and trying to stick to your 20 carbs a day I wouldn't eat it.

    basically I'd say it was 12.8 carbs, but you have to subtract the any fibre, if it mention it.
     
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    Thanks Jim,

    I'm normally on CD but because of my asthma my GP has aslked me to come off it for a couple of weeks to see if it improves, I wondered if I could still have the occasional CD pack - I know some do and that they are fairly low in carbs.

    How are you btw?
     
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    I'm fine, a bit low because I'm quitting smoking, but that's only to be expected isn't it love.
     
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    It sure is, and good for you!!! When did you give up?
     
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    Monday :(

    I think the CD packs will be fine, they are very low carb aren't they?
     
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    Thanks Jim, your help and information is invaluable.. :)

    Good luck with the no smoking.. I think there's a forum on here for it...

    Off to work now, speak soon x
     
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    yes I poster there Sarah, see you.
     
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    Hiya, just wanted to wish you luck on Atkins and tell you that you only subtract the fibre on American bought foods, it's already subtracted from British foods.:) Also CD has about 14g carbs for soup/shake and about 24g for a bar so you could still use it for meal replacement.
     
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    Is that right Lyn?

    You learn something every day.
     
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    Yes Jim, it's right.

    I also made the same mistake for months! Didn't affect my weighloss mind.
     
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    LOL, me neither Hun. :D
     
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