Total Carbs vs. Net Carbs


Written by LaToya Gay

November 30, 2020

Total Carbs vs Net Carbs

Each person has their own carbs limit that they should stick to so that they can achieve Ketone production. It’s really important to track your net carbs to make sure your body isn’t producing glucose and instead produce ketones. During ketosis, the body can’t produce glucose. For the body to stay in Ketosis, you want to use your fat as an alternate energy source.

So which carbs do you count on Keto?

When you are counting carbs, sticking to below 20 net grams per day will be effective in achieving ketosis. If you are counting the total carbs, then keeping your total carbs under 50 grams will be the best in keeping your body in ketosis.

How do you count carbs?

The first thing to look at is the serving size: The serving size is what the rest of the label is referring to. Then look at the total carbohydrates. This is the amount of carbohydrate in 1 serving size. Total carbohydrates are what affect your blood sugar.

This includes all the other carbohydrates also such as starch, fibre, and sugar. Now when reading the label, decide how much you are going to eat: If you eat only 1 serving this is your Total Carbohydrates that are listed on the label!

The content in this article is not medical advice and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Always talk to your doctor before changing your diet.

Our guest blogger Lynette McCutcheon is a mother of 3. She is also a Health and Weight Loss Coach Specialized in the Ketogenic Diet, Ketosis, and Intermittent Fasting. She is also the founder of her own coaching business, “Down By Linitas Way” which is a community that helps empower women through support and motivation. Her desire and goal are to help women live healthier lifestyles in hopes that others will be inspired to join the movement.


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