The Triple Digit Diet

The Super Elusive Triple Digit Weight Loss Diet

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

How To Properly Count Carbs

To turn on fat burning, many leading low carb diet plans allow no more than 20 to 30 grams of carbs per day. Even if you're at goal weight you still need to stay within "carb tolerance levels”. For example, if I eat more than 50 grams of carbs per day I start layering on fat.

So knowing how to read nutrition fact labels correctly is very important! Here's how: take the total carbohydrate count and subtract fiber or Glycerin. This is what we call the “effective carbohydrate count”. The point is, you don't have to count fiber and certain other ingredients (such as Glycerin) because they don't act metabolically like carbohydrates - and therefore have negligible effects on blood sugar which means they don't interfere with a fat burning metabolism!

As mentioned, it’s my experience that as time goes on my body becomes less familiar with what to do when blood-sugar level raising foods enter my body. It appears to me that the longer my body gets used to burning fat for energy, the more apt it is to ignore carbohydrates and all things that would normally raise my blood sugar levels - at least temporarily...

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