# Re: [IPk] Counting carbs

```Pat

Do you mean that you give a straight bolus for pasta at lunchtime but dual
at dinner?  Pasta and I have a funny relationship so I am particularly
interested.

Heather

>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Counting carbs
>Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 09:18:50 +0000
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>In message <email @ redacted>, Louis Anson
><email @ redacted> writes
> >Do you calculate the carbs based on dry weight?  because it seems that
>most
> >of the 'counting' books calculate for cooked weight.
>
>You can calculate carbs from cooked or uncooked weights of most
>anything.  If you are cooking single portions, or portions which it is
>easy to calculate what percentage of the total cooked you are eating
>(i.e. something that comes in spoons or slices), then dry weight is the
>most convenient to use, as you can use the cooking time to do the maths.
>
>Most pasta packets have the dry weight CHO value on them:
>E.g.  I have a packet of spaghetti, which has 68g CHO per 100g  I cook
>150g of spaghetti (i.e. 68 + 34 = 102g CHO) and serve it with olive oil
>and freshly chopped herbs (no CHO)  Between me and my husband, that's
>51g CHO each. If this is lunch, my ratio is 1:10, so that is 5.1 units
>of CHO.
>
>I also have a packet of tortellini which will serve 2.  It has 250g
>pasta in it, at 60.4% CHO.  So that's two sixties and a half a sixty,
>plus two 0.4s plus 0.2 (this is how I think maths!) = 151g.  And I'll
>put a jar of aubergine sauce with it that has 3.5g CHO in it, so
>altogether I've  got about 155g CHO.  Which I will share with my
>husband: that's 77g CHO each. If this is dinner (what a lot of pasta we
>do eat!) then I do a more complicated sum, but it means a dual bolus of
>4.6 now, and a further 2.3 over 3 hours.  (I'm still working out what
>proportion I need to optimise this - I have the current guess on a
>
>Best wishes to all,
>
>Pat
>(dm 30+, 508 1+, passionate about Italian food)
>--
>Pat Reynolds
>email @ redacted
>    "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years
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