What are Net Carbs?

Most people following keto opt to track net carbs instead of total carbs. You can figure out net carbs by subtracting your dietary fiber intake from your total carb intake:Total carbs minus dietary fiber equals net carbs. You may also subtract sugar alcohols from the total carb count. Net is generally the preferred method because of how your body reacts to the fiber and sugar alcohols. On nutrition labels, the grams of dietary fiber and sugar alcohols are already included in the total carb count, but because fiber and (some)sugar alcohols are carbs that your body can’t digest, they have no effect on your blood sugar levels and can be subtracted.