Net or Total Carbs?

Tara4boys
Tara4boys Posts: 515 Member
Hi! I'm new here. Enjoy the threads I've been reading. I've gotten some great ideas.

I know everyone is different but I'm still curious... are most people using net carbs or total carbs as their goal?

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  • sadsongkrysy
    sadsongkrysy Posts: 65 Member
    I use net as I feel total carbs limits vegies too much
  • megemrj
    megemrj Posts: 547 Member
    I use gross carbs for processed or sugary stuff but use net carbs for most veggies. I've been doing this for awhile and currently am tweaking my carb limit so of course YMMV
  • karebear5891
    karebear5891 Posts: 141 Member
    I keep super low carb, so I allow up to 30 total and 20net. I just mostly try to get the majority of my carbs from veggies, anyway. Even with a few servings of veggies a day, I usually keep my carbs under 20, but not being so strict allows me the occasional nuts and seeds snack or something made with coconut or almond flour. I treat them as treats, though, not daily eats.
  • Panda_Poptarts
    Panda_Poptarts Posts: 971 Member
    Net. I like veggies. I also really like sugar alcohols. Lol
  • WBB55
    WBB55 Posts: 4,131 Member
    I feel like I don't do as well when I let the TOTAL carbs creep above 50-55. Mainly because I start craving more carbs the next day. No matter what that net carb count is. My net goal is closer to 30. So I try to keep both in mind.
  • Phrick
    Phrick Posts: 2,765 Member
    both - I aim for less than 35 net AND less than 75 total.
  • Tara4boys
    Tara4boys Posts: 515 Member
    Very helpful responses! Thanks so much!
  • dmariet116
    dmariet116 Posts: 530 Member
    I try to keep total carbs under 20 g
  • RowdysLady
    RowdysLady Posts: 1,370 Member
    I try to keep my net under 25
  • genmon00
    genmon00 Posts: 604 Member
    i aim for 30grams total but usually am between 30-40 a day. Im horrible at math and it irritates me that MFP doesnt have an option for net carbs lol
  • Gallowmere1984
    Gallowmere1984 Posts: 6,626 Member
    genmon00 wrote: »
    i aim for 30grams total but usually am between 30-40 a day. Im horrible at math and it irritates me that MFP doesnt have an option for net carbs lol

    I specifically use entries that drop Erythritol from the carb count, and then just subtract my daily total fiber from my daily total carbs. Not exactly intuitive software design, but it works.
  • cheezels83
    cheezels83 Posts: 62 Member
    edited June 2016
    genmon00 wrote: »
    i aim for 30grams total but usually am between 30-40 a day. Im horrible at math and it irritates me that MFP doesnt have an option for net carbs lol

    Hi! I found in the information section in this group an add on that you add to your browser and then install a link, and now in my dairy I have NET CARBS listed beside by carbs :-)
    I had to have Carbs, Fibre, Fat and Protein as my headings and then it added Net carbs automatically. It's really awesome. Takes the guesswork right out.

    http://https://github.com/Surye/mfp-keto-userscript

  • ki4eld
    ki4eld Posts: 1,215 Member
    I use net carbs by subtracting off fibre. I don't subtract sugar alcohols, although I suppose I could. I'm just too lazy to worry about it. Net from veggie fibre allows me to eat all the veggies I can/want.
  • SuperCarLori
    SuperCarLori Posts: 1,248 Member
    Is there something for Android?
  • KnitOrMiss
    KnitOrMiss Posts: 10,104 Member
    Sadly, no. This is web browser/PC based only, as I recall.
  • kpk54
    kpk54 Posts: 4,474 Member
    Net by subtracting fiber only.
  • queen_janine
    queen_janine Posts: 7 Member
    edited July 2016
    I have been subtracting fibre from the total carbs and am learning to aim for 25-35g of fibre a day. I aim for keeping the net carbs to .7x my current weight but often it is much less.
  • JTyler2016
    JTyler2016 Posts: 34 Member
    edited July 2016
    Net carbs, I try to keep my net carbs equal to or below my daily fiber intake. Usually between 25g-35g, often times my net carbs are much lower in the 10g-25g range. I've learned to avoid foods with high glycemic index/load ratings as well, so even if I do have a few more carbs in a day, it doesn't usually spike my blood sugar leading to cravings.

    mendosa.com/gilists.htm

    Is a great resource for seeing which foods will generally impact your blood sugar the most.