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Old 05-22-2011, 05:15 PM   #86
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Default Phase 3 - do I count fiber as carbs?

Hi, I'm moving into Phase 3 and have a question about counting carbs. Do I count fiber carbs? How about sugar alcohol carbs?

I am thinking of the following as a breakfast option:
1 serving old-fashioned oatmeal
1 C unsweetened almond milk
1 C blueberries
1 Peanut Butter Atkins Bar

This puts me very close to the recommended carb, fat, and protein recommendations for Phase 3 breakfast. I am a few g over on the fat, but well within the carb g if I don't count fiber.

The Atkins bar has 22g of carbs of which 10g are sugar alcohols and glycerin, and 10g are fiber. The other carbs items have some fiber g, too.
FYI, I cheated for nearly the entire time I was in Phase I by replacing the IP bars with Atkins bars and it did not seem to hinder my weight loss.

Should I count the fiber g and sugar alcohols when trying to stick with the carb limits for Phase 3?

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