Carb confusion???

next topic
chef101

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 26

      quote  
Posted: 07 May 2012, 22:06
Okay, I get the difference between total carbs and net carbs. Net carbs are "okay" for you, coz the body doesn't break them down fast enough coz we poo them out so it doesn't really affect your blood sugar. The REST of the bad carbs + the net carbs make up the "total carbs".

Okay, now here's my carb confusion: FRUITS. And veggies too. They're just so dang high in carbs!! And sugars! At least I know fruits are. One banana....30g carbs...REALLY?

So....I guess I'm confused about the sugars and the carbs in fruits and veggies. Danger? Fake-just-looks-like-danger-but-not-really-danger??

Help! I need someone to spell carbs out for me in layman's (?) terms. Will eating those fruits screw me up with carbs? I look at my counter on this website for my carb intake and its like WHOAAAAA where'd that come from?!
If it tastes good, spit it out.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Butter substitute
i only use bacon grease and coconut oil.........have for a long time now.... both good stuff..........and i agree on the canola .........take care
by SJWNana on 21 Feb 17 09:42 PM
24 hour fasting to break past a plateau
Based on your profile you lost 15 lb in less than a month and are eating under 1000 cal average which is too low for a man. What plateau are we talking about? Unless you are morbidly obese, and you are ...
by Ingria on 21 Feb 17 07:51 PM
Adding foods
I find sometimes that if I can't find a food in the FatSecret database, I do an internet search and it comes up there under FatSecret. I don't understand why that happens but it works.
by Jean Mc on 21 Feb 17 06:14 PM
Being Sick
I've been getting raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries which are all lower carb fruits. I just stick to a handful of any of them and it been keeping my fruit wants in control. Good luck!
by RoseTampa on 21 Feb 17 03:59 PM
Good Morning!
I stay motivated by writing down a plan of what I'll eat during the week. When I go to eat something else I think "That's not on the plan, my weight loss will be less if I eat it." ...
by Jean Mc on 21 Feb 17 02:15 PM

Member Tip

average member ranking
by member Cherricox
When I get a sweet tooth I eat 2 Tbs of peanut butter...only 7 gms of carbs. It really works because the peanut butter is thick and rich and you can savor the sweetness for a long time.