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*To*: email @ redacted*Subject*: Re: [IP] Weighing food for carb counting*From*: "Michael" <email @ redacted>*Date*: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 11:51:28 -0800*Reply-To*: email @ redacted

> How in the heck does weighing something allow you to count the carbs > in it??????That just sounds crazy. I'm sure that 48 gms of Lasagna > and 48 gms of fruit rollups do not weigh the same. Byt the way 3 > fruit roll ups have 48 gms of carbs. Where did you guys learn that > from. Each foodstuff has a "carb factor" that you can use to multiply the weight or volume to determine the carb content of a particular serving. Example: most bread has a carb factor of 0.50 so 10 grams of bread x 0.50 would yield 5 grams of carbohydrate. On a package uncooked spagetti or lasgagna there would be a statement that a serving size is (say maybe) 56 grams or 2oz (by weight) and that contained 40 grams of carb (this is pretty typical). This isn't very useful since no-one eats dry pasta. However, if you cook a pound of the stuff, you will find it usually yields 7 cups (about) of cooked pasta by volume. Some simple math will get the result you want. The package contained 8 servings at 40 grams each, so the whole package contains 320 grams of carb. If you eat a cup of the pasta, your carb intake would be 320 divided by 7, or 46 grams of carbo. Similarly, a cup of milk is about 13 grams of carbo. You could weigh the milk, I suppose, a cup is about 227 grams by weight which would give milk a carb factor of about 0.057 Hope that's not too confusing. Michael email @ redacted ---------------------------------------------------------- for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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