Eggo Waffles...Other Carbs??

By JulieC Latest Reply 2012-07-16 23:02:56 -0500
Started 2010-06-21 19:43:47 -0500

I have a question…and Im hoping some one can answer. I bought some Nutri-grain, Low Fat Eggo waffles with 6g of whole wheat. I was really hungry for some this week. But…as I read the lable…Total carbs for 2 is 27 grams. Not too bad for two I thought. But down the lable farther it says.. Other carbs 21 grams. My BS went higher than normal after I ate them..What is OTHER CARBS???? I have never seen that it just a trick to think your eating something good for you? If anyone has the answer, please let me know. Thanks

Sorry I havent been here in a while(course I was here this morning for the CRAZY person!)…My BS has been great for a few months now. I go for the big blood work in July. Im sooo looking forward to it..I know its going to be good. I feel great! And I got my DOT card back and Im back to driving the BIG bus at work!! I miss reading every thing and seeing everyone…but Iv been real busy tring to take my illness under control..and Iv lost 25 lbs!

16 replies

kdroberts 2010-06-22 09:54:23 -0500 Report

Pretty much everything has "other carbohydrate" in it but not many people put it on the label. Once you add up the sugar and fiber listed (fiber for US only, maybe Canada) the difference between total carb is the other carb.

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 09:37:44 -0500 Report

It might have been the syrup you put on them more than the waffles them selves. What did you use to "dress" up your breakfast?

JulieC 2010-06-22 20:08:38 -0500 Report

Yes I put a small amout of syrup on them too :-( then I looked at the lable of that! No more syrup LOL 54 carbs per serving! I had less than a serving I have a fruit mix I made to put on them.

Anonymous 2012-07-16 23:02:56 -0500 Report

I just found "IHOP" Sugar Free Syrup—Total Carbs: 5; serving size: 1/4 cup…tastes great! Got it at Walmart.

GabbyPA 2010-06-23 06:23:33 -0500 Report

That sounds yummy. You can also try agave nectar. It is similar to honey and has about 16g of carb per serving, but it is a low glycimic food and tends to be less of an issue for diabetics than honey. I like it because it has a light taste.

cy-mrbean 2010-06-23 08:53:53 -0500 Report

What about the (sugar free) syrup. I know they usually have sorbital or sugar alc. Maple grove has 11gr sorbital and smuckers 7 sug alc. so If you don't overdue with multi grain,flax seed or buckwheat pancakes etc its not too bad.

GabbyPA 2010-06-23 17:38:33 -0500 Report

I stay away from sugar free stuff. It is not on my list of things to eat right along with corn and rice.

RAYT721 2010-06-21 19:56:31 -0500 Report

I surfed google for an answer and had this explanation:

Other carbohydrates: This line reveals the number of grams of complex carbohydrates, not including fiber, but including non-digestible additives, such as stabilizers and thickening agents. Theoretically, this number should reflect the amount of the more nutritious sugars, that is the ones naturally present in the food.

Reading between the lines. As a general guide, the greater the discrepancy between "total carbohydrates" and "sugar," on the label, the more nutritious carbohydrates the food contains. This means that the package contains more of the food's natural sugars than added sugars. The closer the number of grams of "sugar" is to the "total carbohydrates" in each serving, the closer the food gets to the junk quality (sort of like junk bonds — they are a risky investment). The "total carbs" minus the "sugar" value is particularly helpful in comparing the nutritional value of cereals. For example, a serving of regular All-Bran contains 24 grams of total carbohydrates and 6 grams of sugars, resulting in 18 grams of potentially healthy carbohydrates. A serving of Fruit Loops, on the other hand, contains 28 grams of total carbohydrates, 15 grams of which are sugars - over 50 percent of the total carbohydrates in Fruit Loops are added sweeteners, versus 25 percent in All-Bran.

When comparing juice labels, you will notice that even in "100 percent juice" the total carb and the sugar values are the same, since juice is nearly all natural sugar.

When you're buying cereal, bread, or crackers, you are looking for complex carbohydrates without a lot of added sugar. There is no line in the "Nutrition Facts" listing for complex carbohydrates, but you can get a rough idea of the amount of healthy carbs in a food by comparing total carbohydrates with sugars. The greater the difference between the two, the more grams of complex carbohydrates in the food.

JulieC 2010-06-21 20:10:44 -0500 Report

Well that helps…Im going to have to read that a couple times to understand all that.
Ok..I have oatmeal squares cereal…total carbs 44…sugars 12g other carbs 28..4 gram fiber. Good? or bad? I never said I was a math wiz! LOL

soldierswife 2010-06-21 19:46:39 -0500 Report

congrats on the weight loss!! Thats awesome! My dad drives an 18 wheeler and is afraid DOT is going to take his cdl's over it! Hopefully he has his under control too!

JulieC 2010-06-21 20:14:30 -0500 Report

I hope he does! It really sucks when they take away your livlihood. Thank goodness I passed my dot test…they had taken it for a year untill I got it under control and in NC they take it if your on just plain cant drive a commeral vehical.

gregsteele 2010-06-22 03:24:59 -0500 Report

Actually it is the fed that takes it if you use insulin , if you do you are automatically disqualified to drive a commercial vehicle if you ever get caught it is a $4500.00 fine and loss of all driving privledges for 1 yr it sure has caused me a lot of problems as i have been a truck driver for 27 yrs love to all GREG

JulieC 2010-06-22 05:52:10 -0500 Report

wow didnt know they punish you like that…I wonder how many people are out there driving with out of controled diabetes! Which is worse…uncontroled or insulin? How stupid is DMV?

GabbyPA 2010-06-22 09:37:02 -0500 Report

My brother was a type 2 on oral meds and a semi-driver as well. He used to play games with his levels to pass the exams to drive. I think if I had understood his condition more back then I would have squawked more. He put a lot of people's lives in danger by driving with poor control. However, we are in more danger from lows on the road than highs so sometimes those on insulin are a bigger risk as well. It is tough to face. I worry about myself getting behind the wheel. You just never know.

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