View Full Version : Carbohydrate grams and subtracting fiber?

10-07-2001, 09:00 AM
I was trying out fitday.com yesterday and when I checked their numbers the carbs didnt match. It turns out the program subtracted 36g of fiber (144 calories worth) from my carb count. So my total caloric intake was off too.

I was wondering if you are supposed to not count fiber for anything. I've heard of some people doing that, but I never believed in it. It just seems like a carb is a carb is a carb. Just like with the 11g of protein in my cereal, i still think protein is protein is protein.


10-07-2001, 09:06 AM
In general, yes. I myself dont' count protein found in grains and stuff like that. I only count the protein in the meat and powder I have. As for the fiber...well, it does count for something. Remember it doesn't get digested really at all. If you want to subtract it go ahead. But I think you're better off personally just not caring about it ok? Just forget about the fiber content....

the doc
10-07-2001, 10:31 AM
subtract it, it has no energy value to your body

10-07-2001, 10:45 AM
some fibre is metaolbised in the gut to provide a small amount of energy. however most people do not eat enough fibre to make this significant.
You would have to go on the bran diet to get a significant amount.

10-07-2001, 06:33 PM
I don't count the fibre in my diet.

10-08-2001, 10:27 AM
Sure.. fibre has no calories at all.

As for wheat protein and other veg proteins,they have a caloric value which is depended on their biological value (b.v)

10-09-2001, 03:04 PM
For UK people fibre content is not included under carbs
if you read the bran nutritional label. It has more gram of fibre in than crabs. so for this reason alone fibre can not be on the nutritional dec under carbs.

it is listed seperatly.
so i would not subtract it from the carb list.
I do not know candain and american laws on this subjcetso you may label differently.