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crazyskater52
07-05-2006, 01:36 PM
Okay, I had a pure protein bar today and I saw that it said 19 carbs on the label but 3 net carbs on the front of the package, and it says for peoplet trying to watch there carbs count only 3...why is that? So what do I count 3 or 19?

Also, I had icecream cake yesterday and today and it was so good and has 27 carbs per serving...I was wondering, would this be bad carb, or does it matter?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-05-2006, 01:39 PM
Net carbs are bull****. I hope that isn't loaded with sugar alcohol.

crazyskater52
07-05-2006, 01:41 PM
It says total carbs: 19
Less sugar alcohal and glycerin 16
net carbs 3

What does this mean?

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-05-2006, 01:47 PM
They're saying the sugar alcohol negates the overall carb total. Sugar alcohol gives a lot of people mad stomach aches...especially in that amount.

TheGimp
07-05-2006, 01:53 PM
This "net carbs" thing is a con. Sugar alcohols contain 2 calories per gram and do elicit an insulin response.

MagnaSephiroth
07-05-2006, 11:23 PM
Sugar Alcohol > sugar, right? Cause Splenda is a SA and everyone here raves about that stuff.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 12:59 AM
Splenda (sucralose) isn't a sugar alcohol.

TheGimp
07-06-2006, 01:32 AM
Sugar alcohols are carbohydrates that have been hydrogenated. Sucralose is sucrose that has been chlorinated.

sCaRz*Of*PaiN
07-06-2006, 01:40 AM
3 sucrose hydroxyl groups get substituted with chlorine atoms to create 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-β-D-fructo-furanosyl 4-chloro-4-deoxy-α-D-galactopyranoside. Try saying that 1 time fast.

motoko013
07-06-2006, 03:34 AM
3 sucrose hydroxyl groups get substituted with chlorine atoms to create 1,6-dichloro-1,6-dideoxy-?-D-fructo-furanosyl 4-chloro-4-deoxy-?-D-galactopyranoside. Try saying that 1 time fast.

i remember this stuff from o-chem....almost

crazyskater52
07-06-2006, 05:52 AM
So do I count it 3 carbs or 19?

TheGimp
07-06-2006, 05:55 AM
19

djreef
07-06-2006, 09:31 AM
Sugar alcohols still end up as glucose at the end of the day. Eating a few of those bars a day will certainly ruin your social life. :fart:

DJ

crazyskater52
07-07-2006, 04:49 PM
I just bought another protein bar, the Snickers Marathon Protein bar and I've been reading about carb cycleing and starchy carbs and stuff and it seems the more I read the more confused I get... This bar has 36 carbs total, 7 fiber, and 15 that are sugar. I read somwhere that fiberous carbs shouldn't count, is that true? And is the sugar part of the carbs bad? Should I stay away from this bar? Can I count all these carbs for my carb count?

MagnaSephiroth
07-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Wait, so pouring some splenda packets (1g packets) into my oatmeal is really bad for me?

crazyskater52
07-07-2006, 06:06 PM
No, splenda isn't bad for you from what I've read...what does that have to do with anything? lol

ddegroff
07-07-2006, 06:40 PM
You count the total Carbs in the bar. Don't subtract anything. Also check the ingrediants, i'm almost positive the sugar in those bars are HFCS which is bad.

crazyskater52
07-07-2006, 06:45 PM
It says it has high fructose corn syrup as one of the ingridients

Holto
07-07-2006, 06:46 PM
It says total carbs: 19
Less sugar alcohal and glycerin 16
net carbs 3

What does this mean?

that makes 32 cals from sugar alchohol

and 12 cals from regular carbs