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Tips for Carb Counting and Sugar Alcohols
- subtract ½ the grams of sugar alcohol from the amount of total carbohydrate
- Count the remaining grams of carbohydrate in your meal plan
Total carbohydrate 15 grams, with 6 grams of sugar alcohol
One bar counts as 12 grams carbohydrate (15 – 3 = 12)
- Please tell us --- would you be more likely to give your children the Sugar Free version or the Original Ring Pop? And if you give the Sugar Free how do you bolus for sugar alcohol?
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I don't stress over sugar alcohol, but I tend to give the regular stuff. For us, 1 carb is not going to make a difference. I do the same with cookies. The SF ones are way more expensive and have just as many carbs. Thats just me :)
I was told a carb is a carb so I bolus as such.
BUT I can even eat those on my Adkins diet... send them my way sista!
I've always been nervous about sugar alcohol because our diabetes educator told me to be! Thank you for the great info on sugar alcohols. I will still be cautious but understand a little more about them now. And I agree with Lora, when the carbon count is so close I'd probably go for the regular stuff.
Yeah, not so crazy about sugar alcohols. Reminds me of Olestra. Remember all those potato chip companies who remade their products touting them 'healthy' so people ate the whole bag and then spent the next 12 hours in the bathroom. huh.
13g verses 14g will not sell the product to me. Nice try Ring Pops but I'll pass. Pass gas if I eat them!!! Oh I am f-u-n-n-y tonight ;)
Thanks for the review, Laura. Now, go squeeze Nate's cheeks for me
Love this post! Very informative!
I'm not sure what I think about sugar alcohols. One time we tried something that had them and Matthew had serious tummy cramping.
But recently, I noticed that something he usually eats (SF ice cream bars) have them and he does fine.
What's up with that?!
Yay! I was bummed that I missed Hallie's giveaway....
I would more likely give Bryce an original ring pop....I am not a fan of sugar free stuff esp. since it is so hard to bolus for. If we do SF, we were told to subtract 1/2 the carbs of sugar alcohols like your post says.
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