Hubert Cave said:
Go by net carbs not total carbs.
Net Carbs Is Idiotic
No reputable nutrition organization sanctions or promotes Net Carbs.
Net Carbs is promoted they the food industry as a means of promoting their food products.
For example, imagine you eat 2 cups of cooked pasta. 2 cups of cooked pasta have 84.2 grams of total carbohydrate: 73.3 are digestible and 10.9 are fiber. So if you ate that pasta, you’d count 73.3 grams of net carbs:
84.2 (total carbs)
73.3 (net carbs)
Then imagine that you take a fiber supplement with 50 grams of fiber. That fiber also doesn’t count in your net carb count, so your net carbs for the day are still sitting at 73.3. But the fiber doesn’t cancel out 50 grams of the carbs in the pasta. It’s not like you now have only 23.3 grams of net carbs for the day. You still ate all 73.3 grams of digestible carbs – eating a lot of fiber doesn’t change that.
In the same vein, you can’t ever have “negative carbs.” If you ate a supplement with 80 grams of fiber to go with your pasta, you wouldn’t have -6.7 grams of carbs for the day: that’s totally impossible.
Posting misinformation like this continue to perpetuate the problems of weight loss.