still unclear on how to count carbs

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    Guys so far I was just counting carbs. eg a tomato apparently has 5g of carbs but only 3.5 net carbs. so far i was counting 5 should I be counting 3.5?
     
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    Yes love, in the main most foods contain fibre and you should subtract that, however please not that all labelled food in the EU already have the fibre subtracted from the carb count.

    Oh and tomato's in general are a no no on induction. :)
     
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    oh i have been having 2 chery tomatoes with my salad :(
     
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    They are not too bad actually Vicky

    Food Item:Tomatoes, red, raw
    Food Quantity: 1 cherry tomato
    Carbs: 0.7g
    Dietary Fiber: 0.2g
    Net Carbs: 0.5g
     
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    cool thats ok then :D
     
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    ive been having cherry toms, too - you had me panicking!

    Try slicing 4 in half and frying in olive oil for an uber sweet, gorgous taste!
     
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    yum i love tommyatoes :)
     
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    Thanks for clearing that up- I am careful with my tomatos as I know they are higher in carbs than say- lettuce! but they are the only vegetable that I actually like :p
     
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    You know love, I didn't really like veggies much before Atkins, but I have grown to love them. Try frying up some kale with bacon lardons, or yummy cabbage and leek.
     
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    Oh ok-maybe if they are fried they taste better:) what would you recommend I start with- im still on induction by the way
     
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    the bacon and kale is very induction friendly Coco. :)
     
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    excellent I will give that a go :)
     
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