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    Hello All!

    I am new to this and I have a (probably dumb) question about my diet.

    I am looking to manage my daily carbohydrate intake via The Primal Blueprint Carbohydrate Curve. Ideally I would like to keep my daily carb intake to less than 50 grams as a means to kickstart my new lifestyle through ketosis.

    My question is where sugar factors into the carbohydrate curve. For example, if I was to eat 1 cup of mixed berries, I'd be taking in approximately 21 grams of carbs and 9 grams of sugar.

    Does this mean that if my goal is to eat only 50 grams of carbs per day that I should subtract 30 from that (21 carbs and 9 sugar)? How does sugar factor into my daily carb totals?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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    21g is the total amount of carbs in those berries. so, just subtract 21 from the fifty

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    Right, what primalrob said -- Atkins-type diets count "net carbs" which would be the 9 grams you mention above. PB counts total carbs.
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