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Cals, Fats, and Some Kind of Carbs
on December 6, 2017
I tried without success to learn whether the carbs listed are Total or Net. Finally messaged the CalorieKing folks through their FB page. They responded the next day and were very nice. The carbs are TOTAL, so if you're a NET carb-counter like I am, you're sunk. Without the fiber and sugar alcohols, we don't have what we need to calculate Net. For those looking for help with Keto, Paleo, or similar eating, be aware Proteins are not listed. The intro pages about a healthy diet are not inclusive of the LCHF research. They're still hanging onto the calories in-calories out mentality. For anyone needing NET carbs or a way to calculate them, choose a different book. [Update: I did finally discover the answer to my total/net question on page 22 under the heading "Notes - Abbreviations - Disclaimer" while I was searching for measurement standards... which, by the way, are on that same page.]
For those who are only interested in calories and fat, you'll have numbers but no mention of whether the fats are saturated, monosaturated, polyunsaturated. The index can be somewhat helpful if you call items by the same name as they are called in the book; however, there are inconsistencies. For example, in the index, honey is listed on page 157 and says "1 cup, 12 oz" has 269 carbs. Randomly, I also discovered honey on page 30, where it says "1/2 cup, 6 oz" has 140 carbs... so 280 for a full cup. Why the difference? BTW, if you're wondering how 1 cup = 12 oz, so was I, but I did find on the "Notes - Abbreviations - Disclaimer" page that one measures volume and the other measures weight. This is not a problem at all as long as you realize what's going on.