If you really want to know the exact numbers you are working with, click on full nutrition info for every item that you are eating. That is where you can see the decimal places and see if it is fiber or other carbs or exactly where the rounding error is coming from.
Yes, you are correct. It is under add Nutrients off your food trackers. That makes sense. I would count things that have 1.4 grams of carbs as 1 gram, so it is a few tenths here and there. It's still below my 40 net carbs, so it's okay.
Does this mean my fiber is being over-counted, and instead of 15, is closer to 12 g?
Fitness Minutes: (1,605)
11/14/12 8:57 P
I'm a carbophobic....But I ate whole bread this week and still lost weight.
RUSSELL- I imagine you have selected "another nutrient to track"; and have added "carbs (for low carb dieters)". Would this be a correct assumption???
This option is nothing new; in fact it has been an SP option for many, many, many years. I think it subtracts fiber (I don't think it subtracts sugar alcohols). So perhaps the few gram difference is just those decimals. A .5 here and a .5 there can add up to 4 grams for the day.
Does this sound reasonable with what you are seeing in your tracker?? SP Dietitian Becky
Fitness Minutes: (120)
11/14/12 4:08 P
Where might this new carb counter be? I looked all over the My Nutrition page and didn't see it.
Rounding errors. Let us say you are eating three things with ten carbs and four things with five carbs. Odds are they are not plain 10 and 5. Your 10 might really be 10.3 carbs and your 5 might be 5.4 carbs. So those three 10.3 carbs add up to a full extra carb and the four extra .4 add up to 1.6 extra carbs, which rounds up to 2, bringing the total to three of your four hidden carbs. Figuring that you fiber got rounded up too ( a 7.6 and a 6.6 would do it) and there is your final missing carb
Fitness Minutes: (91,560)
11/14/12 3:58 P
I haven't seen this new thing either... *off to see*
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