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6/12/12 9:54 P

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Thanks! That's good to know....

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6/11/12 10:47 P

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That is just what I am saying, If your tracker tells you to eat 80 grams of carbs, and you do, but 20 grams of them are fiber it is the same as just eating 60 grams of carbs.
If we were just counting carbs, we would not include the fiber, Not that fiber is bad, but it is not a calorie source. Because our tracker counts calories it is not a big problem, but I eat a lot of vegetables so also eat a lot of fiber. I am a diabetic so like to keep an eye on my carbs.

this is something we can track, another person told me how
you can go to the Nutrition tracker and add "Carbs for low-carb diet" as another nutrient to trac. It automatically subtracts the fiber grams from the total carb grams to give you net carbs. It doesn't show up with the calories, fat, carbs, protein, but down at the bottom of the page in the Weekly and today's Totals section.

Click on the Edit Nutrition Goals button, then scroll down until you see Carbs (for low-carb diets), and add it. You can set the range you want to stick to.


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Are you saying that the fiber should be subtracted from the carbs as it reduces the amount of carbs?

If so, I'm don't think you can adjust this on the tracker. You might want to post in one of the Message boards under Get Help Here - the one for Diet and Nutritio and ask this question there. Maybe they already take that into account in the Tracker. I usually just go with what they have for fruits and don't worry about trying to balance out fiber from the carbs, but I know that some do that.

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6/11/12 11:06 A

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I have a question, I had a pint of fresh strawberries as part of my breakfast. Only 107 calories :)
When I put them in my tracker the total Carbohydrates seem to high, thinking it should have been uynder 20, but it said 25 grams, the tracker is including 8 grams of Dietary fiber in this count, It has no food value and the body does not use it as energy so it should not count as part of my daily carbohydrates

what can I do about this?



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