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Diets in Review Question

How to count the carbs/sugars correctly. I am using the Belly Fat Cure diet.

Patti asked this question Jun 23rd, 2012 5:21 pm

When a product states it contains a Total of 15 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fiber and 3 grams of sugar, how does this figure in the 15/6 daily count? Do you count 12 carbs and 3 sugars? I'm confused....

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Lisa N

It would be 1 carb serving and …3 sugar so,3/1

posted on Jul 4th, 2012 1:31 am

Karen Pizarchik

I am new to the program this week and was a bit confused as well. I reread the book without skipping information and found the following:

Per Day you can have a total of 15 grams of sugar and 6 servings of carbs.

1 gram of sugar = 1 sugar count

5-20 grams = 1 carb serving
21-40 grams = 2 carb servings
41-60 grams = 3 carb servings
UNDER .5 grams = free

The daily card in the book is helpful. I modified one for myself to include the carb ratio's, then reduced it in size to carry in my wallet. This way I do not have to carry the book with me to remember the carb ratio's.

I hope this helps.

posted on Jul 19th, 2012 5:35 pm


You count the sugar grams on labels of products you are using. Pay close attention to serving size. Say I use one tablespoon of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss "Sweet cream" to my coffee, that has 5 grams per serving (a tablespoon in this case). That equals to one third of my sugar allowed. Carbs are very similar. 4 grams or less do not count; 5-20 equal One serving; 21-40 Two servings; 41-60 Three servings. You can have a total of 6 servings. Again, just look at labels and serving to figure out the counts. I have lost 2 lbs in a week and my husband has dropped 5 lbs! :0) It really works, but you do have to be consistent. I had two cheat days last week and gained back the weight. So, now I am going to only allow maybe one or two cheat items --NOT full days and see if I continue to drop the weight. Best of luck to you!

posted on Jan 13th, 2015 9:11 pm