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04-19-2004, 09:57 AM
Do you substract dietary fiber when counting carbs in food

04-19-2004, 10:00 AM
ya mean deduct/subtract right?

Isaac Wilkins
04-19-2004, 10:09 AM
If you mean "should you reduce your intake", then no, you should not. If possible, you should actually try to increase your intake.

This will help with protein constipation, fill you up, and slow the digestion of the carbs that you do take in, reducing the insulin response.

04-19-2004, 10:10 AM
he means subtract- i was gonna say,
rename it
"do u subtract your dia..."

04-19-2004, 11:03 AM
Yes, I subtract it.

04-19-2004, 11:26 AM
very oddly phrased, wleon

04-19-2004, 12:39 PM
arggg.. it won't let me change the actual heading .... I mean to say "Do you substract dietary fiber when counting carbs in food"

04-19-2004, 03:12 PM
Yes you do subtract it as it is not a source of energy.

So for example if a peanut serving is 5g Carbo's and 3g Dietary fiber and 1g Suger then you are looking at putting down 2gcarbs. The 1gsuger means that one of those 5 are suger.

If you are eating less carbs then you should supplement with some fiber both soluble and non because you will not be getting them with grains, fruits/veggies and the like.
It will help the meat especially to digest.

04-20-2004, 07:19 AM