02-07-2005, 10:22 PM #1
Calories from fiber-- Do they count???
A lot of products that I see that wear the low carb or no carb label say that it's safe to not include fiber as a carb because it doesn affect blood sugar. I also remember reading somewhere that fiber can't be digested entirely by the human body, so what I am getting at is, since you can exclude them from low carb diets is it ok to not include calories that come from fiber? Maybe I'm just being picky, but if I eat 35 grams of fiber ed, thats also 140 calories. Is it ok to not include fiber calories or do I have to count them?
02-08-2005, 02:54 AM #2Originally Posted by cjp85
It doesn't count.
02-08-2005, 05:28 AM #3
though i would believe that fiber grams aren't counted in the overall calorie number because supposedly each food is tested for how many calories are in a serving...i could be totally wrong though....any one know about this?
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Fiber has no caloric value because it is sh*t out of the body.
Sugar alcohols however do.
02-08-2005, 01:34 PM #5Originally Posted by bigsd67
02-08-2005, 04:52 PM #6Originally Posted by SwoleCat
GOD I used to go grocery shopping with my ex all the time, and i'd get my usual steaks, lean beef, chicken breasts, brown rice, etc...
The market has a natural food section i hang around, lots of gluten free wheat based products, great non-processed stuff...But right around the corner is the fvcking slimfast, atkins, bullshlt section. My girl would hover around there reading all the nutrition labels like wow look, chocolate chip cookies, WOW 6 NET CARBS.
And grab like 5 bags of them..i'd just laugh
the rest would look like
serving size: 2 cookies
fat 18 grams
saturated fat 12 grams
carbohydrates 32 grams
Sugar 6 grams
Sugar alcohols 22 grams
Other carbs 4 grams
Protein 4 grams
god i'm going to miss her
02-09-2005, 04:13 AM #7Originally Posted by longhornDr
02-09-2005, 11:17 AM #8Female Member
Originally Posted by bigsd67
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