Count Fiber in Carbohydrates?

  1. Board Supporter
    hypo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    524
    Rep Power
    423
    Level
    20
    Lv. Percent
    67.97%

    Count Fiber in Carbohydrates?


    Just wondering, do you count fiber in with your daily carbohydrates? Say I eat 300g of carbs one day, but 50g were fiber. Did I only effectively consume 1000 calories (250g) from those carbs?

  2. New Member
    Raptorbh12's Avatar
    Stats
    5'7"  168 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    96
    Rep Power
    116
    Level
    8
    Lv. Percent
    86.06%

    correct. since you dont metabolize fiber for energy in your body, it would make no sense to include it in your total calories, however most people do for simplicity sake.
  3. Board Supporter
    hypo's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  180 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    524
    Rep Power
    423
    Level
    20
    Lv. Percent
    67.97%

    Great, thanks for the confirmation. I think I will separate them since I am already below maintenance, and do not want to drop too low! Plus I like counting calories
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    TheGawd's Avatar
    Stats
    6'2"  270 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    12
    Rep Power
    55
    Level
    3
    Lv. Percent
    43%

    Quote Originally Posted by Raptorbh12 View Post
    correct. since you dont metabolize fiber for energy in your body, it would make no sense to include it in your total calories, however most people do for simplicity sake.
    +1
    Good info.

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Fiber Damage/fiber Saturation Training
    By datBtrue in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 09-18-2009, 11:58 AM
  2. carbohydrates and ckd diet
    By ryaroberts in forum Weight Loss
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 12:31 PM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-24-2009, 08:38 PM
  4. Carbohydrates and Exercise
    By matthew76 in forum Nutrition / Health
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-06-2007, 05:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in