Just wondering if Calorie King any use for keeping track of carbs. I have registered and had a bit of a look around. I notice with the food diary that is gives everything as a percentage of daily intake, so I really have no clue how many grams of carb I am consuming. Is this something I just have to work around, or am I using it wrong. Overall is it worth using?
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HI there thats a good question. I have been a member of CK for a few years now. I wondered too if it would be a good idea to input on the diary to check out the quantity of carbs in food I am having.
I am still learning on here and get side tracked reading the posts from everyone but its all very informative and interesting too.
Cheers and enjoy the day,
Suzie and her Girls.
If you like the way its set out and find it helpful then it's worth it, just keep in mind that their carb counts for fresh/non packaged foods are wrong.
Actually I find it a bit of a pain to use, seems to want to list all variants of a food, but not the one I want. Think I would much rather work things out myself. Last thing I need it yet another reason to be on the computer.
Hi Sherrie, how are the carb counts wrong ?
sorry still learning. just wondered.
Thank you Suzie and the Girls.
Suzie the carb counts on CK for fresh food don't take into account fibre. In Australia the fibre is already subtracted from the carb count to give you what Atkins calls Net Carbs.
Thanks Shez I just thought that seeing its the CK Australian Site that I belong that the count might be ok??
You help is appreciated,
Suzie and the Girls.:o
Below is a copy of CK's count for Fresh Broccoli as an example. It says 6.6g carbs per 100 grams of Broccoli. To get you Net Carbs (or the carbs we count) you would need to subtract the Total Fibre - in this case 2.6 to give you a count of 4. Hope that makes sense? Not sure how accurate CK is anyway because Food Standards has a much lower count of only 0.6 for 100grams of broccoli but Atkins says 3.9 for 1/2 cup
(What's CD) CD:
Calories 34 ( Kilojoules 142 )
Total Fat 0.4 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 33 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 6.6 g 2%
Dietary Fibre 2.6 g 10%
Sugars 1.7 g
Protein 2.8 g
Calcium 47 mg
Potassium 316 mg
Note: A dash indicates no data is available.
The reason is the USDA use the difference method when calculating carbohydrate count so they pretty much assume everything else is carbohydrates when it is not, where as to my understanding food standards test for the actual carb content.