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Old Wed, Jul-11-07, 08:35
jmmrun jmmrun is offline
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Stats: 127/127/105 Female 62 inches
Default Sorry - probably a repeat question

1. Can we subtract fiber? When I look up the nutrients for romaine lettuce - 20 gms carb for a large head with 13 gms of fiber - can I count one head as 7 gms of carbs?
2. Are you selective regarding where your carbs come from? If we eat 10 gms per meal - can they come from whatever we choose? I just noticed pb cookies from south beach have 7.5 per cookie and was wondering if I can have one?
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Old Wed, Jul-11-07, 17:22
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lisaz8605 lisaz8605 is offline
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Plan: Intuitive Eating
Stats: 240/220.8/190 Female 65
Progress: 38%
Location: NY

1) Darn right! My carb amounts are definitely "net"
2) Well yeah, ideally you should be trying to get the best "carb bang for your buck" I wouldn't use up those 10 per meal on sugary treats. HOWEVER, that being said, this is all about living life and enjoying yourself. So once in awhile, why not? If it'll keep you happy and on track and eating really well most of hte times, I say go for it. I know I work on full-day carbs (sometimes less at a meal, sometimes more, but the overall total for the day - like protein - is most important) and there are definitely days I have treats. It's just best to stick with veggies and fruits above all else.
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Old Wed, Jul-11-07, 17:22
Azlocarb Azlocarb is offline
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Plan: Protien Power
Stats: 225/175/190 Male 72in
Progress: 143%
Location: Reno Nv

Yes, you can subtract fiber as it does not get digested. Be careful of pre-packaged foods such as the cookies you are talking about because they may contain hidden carbs such as sugar alcohols that can stall some people. It is best to stay with natural carbs if you are starting out as there is less chance of getting a stall on vegetables then there is on the pre-packaged stuff.
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Old Wed, Jul-11-07, 20:16
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LarryAJ LarryAJ is offline
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Stats: 150/140/140 Male 68 inches
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Better than buying factory made deserts/treats, GET THEE down to the recipe section of this board. There are lots of scrumptious things there that have the carb, protein, and fat count per servings calaulated. NOW, you must NOT have more than ONE serving - at a time - per day - per week - per what ever keeps you from over indulging.
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