Carbs @ starch

By Hart4Him Latest Reply 2013-08-15 08:41:53 -0500
Started 2013-08-13 12:21:57 -0500

This has always confused me. Isn't carbs & starches the same thing???
I was making a homemade star bucks lol, using all sugarfree ingredients, water instead of milk, using creamer.
But it's showing I reached 28grams of carbs. Don't sound good!

8 replies

correctionsnurse1 2013-08-14 10:45:42 -0500 Report

There are complex carbs (potatoes, rice, pasta) that takes longer to break down, then there are simple (sugar, soda,ect) they cause pretty quick spikes, then you usually see a drop.

Hart4Him 2013-08-13 16:17:45 -0500 Report

4 tsp sugar-free vanilla creamer
4 tsp Splenda
8 tsp cocoa
8 tsp sugar-free French Vanilla
Water and ice blended

Nick1962 2013-08-14 11:20:50 -0500 Report

I see less than 15 carbs. What are you using to calculate?

Hart4Him 2013-08-14 21:02:03 -0500 Report

I'm using a built in scanner that shows the carbs, than the overall calculation. An apt I downloaded for iPhone

Nick1962 2013-08-15 08:41:53 -0500 Report

I would guess then that it's calculating the cocoa as "hot chocolate mix" which has anywhere between 4 and 26 carbs depending on the type. Plain dry, unsweetened cocoa powder only has about 3.
That lose it app is a nice one though.

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