12-08-2005, 04:27 PM #1
Do I include fiber and sugar carbs when looking at carbs?
i know they arent as good as the good carbs, but do they make a difference at all?
12-08-2005, 04:35 PM #2
From a low-carb diet standpoint:
For each 1 gram of fiber = -1 gram from total carbs. This yields your NET CARBS.
12-08-2005, 04:39 PM #3
I personally don't include any fiber or sugar when calculating my carbs for my macronutrients.
Same with protein. I don't include it unless it comes from my real protein source (i.e. I only count the protein from my egg whites during breakfast, not my oatmeal)
Fat I include no matter where it comes from (i.e. I count the fat in my oatmeal toward my macros)
I don't know if this is absolutely necessary, but I am bulking and would rather error on the side of more food rather than less food.
This also helps when I calculate my calories from my macronutrient ratio it is aprox. 4000.
However, when calculating from the packaging calories are around 4400-4500.
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