Carb counting - advice needed!

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HollowTalk Sun 23-Sep-18 12:08:14

I'm just about to buy a salad in M&S. On the label it says in 100g there are:

12.8g carbohydrates
of which sugars: 4.6g
Fibre 6.1g

On a website I've been looking at, it says about carbs that the fibre can be deducted from the number of carbs.


Does anyone know anything about this? In the above example, how many carbs should I count?

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tissuebox Sun 23-Sep-18 12:12:37


The more sugar, the more cravings you may get for carbs, but if you’re trying to keep a carb below a certain amount, count the lot.

HollowTalk Sun 23-Sep-18 12:13:07

That's what I thought, but I was confused by the label on the link.

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tissuebox Sun 23-Sep-18 12:14:45

Trying to keep a carb COUNT below...

tissuebox Sun 23-Sep-18 12:15:28

I know. Some diets do take away one from the other but I never find it works effectively.

HollowTalk Sun 23-Sep-18 14:57:34

Have you lost much weight on low-carb, @tissuebox?

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tissuebox Sun 23-Sep-18 15:35:46

Years ago I went from size 14 to a 10-12 in a few months by low carbing. Then after pregnancy I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and it’s the only way I can keep my weight down.


BIWI Sun 23-Sep-18 16:36:12

@HollowTalk it's only American labels that include fibre in the carb count.

So that salad is 12.8g carbs.

HollowTalk Sun 23-Sep-18 16:40:04

Thanks, @BIWI. I assumed it was that, it was just confusing.

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Alice2510 Sun 23-Sep-18 16:57:02

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BIWI Sun 23-Sep-18 17:15:00

Don't take any notice @HollowTalk - Alice is a spammer. Three posts this afternoon all linking to that site.

whatshappenednow Sun 23-Sep-18 17:23:30

Alice’s post links to nothing to do with carb counting anyway!

Please don't click people, it’s just some faddy crap!

Alice2510 Sun 23-Sep-18 17:23:43

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BIWI Sun 23-Sep-18 17:25:00

You are spamming because you're jumping on all the weight loss threads with the same bloody link!

And those are the only posts you've made, apart from this one trying to deny you're a spammer.

No way are you trying to help 'the community' hmm

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