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    Hey, do whatever works for you. I get tangled up enough in tracking as it is without trying to do net carb math too ; )
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    I haven't tracked in a while but I'm doing a tracking week on Fitday to see where I'm at--that's a handy tip!
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    I loathe fit day. IMO, dailyburn is more user friendly. It's a pain to find the specific foods on fitday. I cringed when I saw in Mark's new cookbook that he used fitday to calculate the nutrition. How does he know he's finding the EXACT item? Dailyburn seems to have a better database. It has pie charts, too
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    Quote Originally Posted by O_O View Post
    Anyway "net carbs" is an Atkins thing. At one time total carbs were counted with Atkins.

    Counting total or net is fine. Whatever the person is comfortable with. Fibre isn't digested.
    I usually agree with "whatever works for you," but this isn't going to help people who don't understand what food companies are doing just so they can label something "zero (or low) net carbs."

    I picked up on this on a thread where someone was doing just that. They were convinced that the "low net carb" bread they are buying is just fine, because the label says so! Heck, maybe it is just fine, I just don't know. That's why I was asking what people think.

    If I have a valid medical reason to be minimizing carbs (insulin resistance), what confidence should I give such a calculation? My gut feeling is that the answer (for me) is none at all and I should just pass on it entirely, which is what I do already. If someone else is convinced that the net carbs are doing them no harm and they are losing weight or maintaining a weight they are satisfied with, then good for them.

    I still think this is sloppy. There should be a real answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O_O View Post
    This isn't an issue if you're eating food rather than food like substances. The path to failure is often littered with low carb treats.
    No fooling!

    They can't lie on the label if there's no label on it to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O_O View Post
    This isn't an issue if you're eating food rather than food like substances. The path to failure is often littered with low carb treats.
    +1000

    Real food people. Especially those that are trying to lose weight. ahem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moo View Post
    +1000

    Real food people. Especially those that are trying to lose weight. ahem.
    I gotta disagree a little on that one... Processed crap is bad for everyone, not just for fat people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DianeThePurple View Post
    I gotta disagree a little on that one... Processed crap is bad for everyone, not just for fat people.
    Yes, I know that. Anyone who has read the book and reads here should know that.

    My "for those trying to lose weight" pertains to the OP who posted a thread about not losing weight. I didn't insinuate or refer to anyone being fat.

    Point blank, there is not one package of meat in my fridge or freezer that has ANY fiber in it (not that I even have to look when I buy it, I just happened to go check) and none of my veggies are labeled either.

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    I buy flax meal (it does have a label, but it is just ground flax seeds) and my mom says it is zero net carbs, but I don't count that way. It sounds to me like you could fool yourself about it pretty easily. The guidelines given in the PB don't say anything about net carbs, and I am following those guidelines and ending up with about 80-90g of carbs a day. I think it might be easy to edge up over the 150g area where most people gain weight if you used net carbs instead of "gross" carbs.
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