From what I could quickly glean, the jury seems to be out still on the concept of Net Carbs. Some people define Net Carbs = Carbs – (dietary fiber + Sugar alcohols). For the sake of simplicity I consider Net Carbs = Carbs – dietary fiber. I did a quick analysis of my Net Carb intake since the beginning of my program, and interestingly enough, the month I had the highest carb/net carb numbers (October) was the month I lost the least amount of weight. By using SparkPeople.com I track my food and I’ve tried to stay under 50 carbs per day, and it seems the “sweet spot” for me is under 40 “Net Carbs”/under 50 “Carbs”. I think this analysis will help me in the long run once I get to maintenance.
95.5 total pounds lost since 5.30.12
49.5 – pounds to goal
184 – days on Ideal Protein
3.63 – average pounds lost weekly 5.30.12-11.30.12