Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Low Carb, High Fiber

I'm doing a low carb diet right now, as are Amybear and several of my coworkers. One of the weird nuances of the diet is that fiber essentially counts as negative carbs. So you can get away with eating some breads if they are high in fiber because the "net carbs" are still acceptable.

Several of us at work have come to the conclusion that this is not because fiber actually counts against carbs in your diet. We think it is to encourage all those Atkins dieters who are subsisting solely on beef and cheese to eat some fiber. Hopefully this will stave off other major gastro-intestinal problems, if you know what I mean.

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