Working out Net Carbs Vs. Actual Carbs

Starting out my 90-day Vegetarian keto challenge, the rules were to decide on your own parameters stick to them.  I didn’t realize net carbs were a thing until a few weeks in and didn’t want to change.

Now the challenge is over I’m wanting to open up my eating options a bit more, and I’m exploring the idea of introducing more Net Carbs

How to calculate Net Carbs:

Total amount of carbs
Minus
Total amount of fiber
Equals
Net Carbs
For example, my Keto Oatmeal has 21.4 grams of carbs and 15 grams of fiber.  21.4 minus 15 is 6.4 net grams of carbs.
 
Why calculate net carbs?
It’s up to you, but without it, I found it really limited the number of vegetables I could eat.  Carbs are everywhere people, even in the good green stuff. (Vegetables)
 
Examples of Net Carbs in Fruit and Vegetable
  Total Carbs Total Fibre Net Carbs
Avocado 11.6g 9.1g 2.5g
1 cup of Raspberries 14.69g 8g 6.69g
1 cup of Spinach 1.09g 0.7g 0.39g
Medium Zucchini 6.57g 2.2g 4.37g
Asparagus, 1 spear 0.78g 0.4g 0.38g
1 cup sliced Cucumber 3.78g

0.5g

3.28g
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jlistermartin

I'm a freshly retired dance studio owner, who is on a quest to nourish my soul creatively and artistically.

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