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Atkins Net Carbs

How to count your net carbs for atkins diet

atkins net carbsAtkins net carbs refer to total carbohydrate content in the food minus the fiber content along with the glycerine and sugar alcohols found in some low carb foods.  Atkins net carbs reflect the grams of carbohydrate that significantly impact your blood sugar level.  This is the only carbohydrate that you need to count when doing atkins diet.


Atkins net carbs number is almost always lower than the total carbohydrate number. The exceptionis food such as cream with virtually no fiber content.  In such cases the totals carbs and net carbs are identical.


How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs?

You can easily estimate the grams of net carbs for a particular food by using the information provided by the Nutritional Facts panel on the label.  Simply substract the gram of fiber from the grams of total carbs per serving and you will get a pretty accurate atkins net carb number.

For fresh food you will need to refer to the carb gram counter to figure out the complete carb gram counter.



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