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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Counting Carbohydrates The Easy Way

Here is a handy little handy reference tool to calculate carbohydrate content of various foods:

It has a built in "interactive carb counter". Just follow the instructions on the website. It is a  neat little tool.


carbohydrate counter

carbohydrate counter for low carbohydrate diet

You have probably memorized the carb content of pretty much every food under the sun right?  What's that?  You mean you don't know the carb content of a pumpkin seed vs. a pistachio?  Join the club.  All those years when we were on diets that went nowhere we spent our time memorizing calories and fat grams.  Well, on the Atkins diet, as we all know, it’s all about carbs. 
Who has time though to memorize the carbs of every food?  I know you don't lug around the Atkins book in your back pocket, and chances are your handy dandy carb chart is either in the pocket of the clothes you wore yesterday, or if you’re like me it ended up in a tiny ball in the washing machine. 
Well fear not!!!  This chart is the answer.  On the road, at work, or at home, the carb content of your favorite foods is only a click away!  The computational chart below shows you all you need to know.  All you do is enter the quantity of ounces of food you are eating, and it tells you how many carbs your going to eat.  It even subtracts the fiber!!  This is the best tool on the web for Atkins dieters.    It makes all your meal preparation and shopping a snap, and keeps you on goal no matter what phase of the diet you are in.

Here is another one I found, and it has an incredible list of foods starting with ZERO carbs and going up. Handy tool to have and i suggest you put it on your favorites. You may even want to print the chart and take it with you on vacation to keep yourself honest.


In all the controversies over what the causes of diversities might be, no one seem to have paid much attention to the factor in the environment that has the most obvious effect on any organism: food.
- Michael Crawford & David Marsh, The Driving Force: Food in Evolution and the Future

Romans 8:32  "He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"

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