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The Food Industry’s Fake Carbs Are Robbing You Blind…

By Rob Poulos...

I was shopping at my favorite healthy foods market the other
day and overheard a couple of ladies talking about a
particular packaged food product.

They were discussing the ingredients and then one of them
says something like “well it only has 10 NET CARBS, looks
good to me!”.

Let me tell you, “Net Carbs” are one of the BIGGEST LIES
pushed on you by the food industry these days!

Here’s what “Net Carbs” are supposed to be, what they really
are, and how to avoid falling for this SCAM that’s keeping
you fatter…

BEWARE FOOD INDUSTRY MARKETING LINGO:

The food industry likes to create fancy sounding ‘buzzwords’
that grab your attention…then market all of their products
to you this way.

You know a little a while ago the diet trend switched from
low fat diets to low carb diets.  Well, the food industry
giants were well aware of this and figured out a tricky
little way of telling you their products have less carbs
than they actually do!

Dozens of products on the shelves now are labeled with ‘Net
Carbs’ or ‘Impact Carbs’.  Again, these terms sound
official, but they’re just made up marketing lingo from the
food industry.

HOW CARBS AND ‘NET CARBS’ ARE MEASURED, WHAT’S THE SKINNY?

The US FDA calculates carbohydrate content for any food by
subtracting grams of protein, fat, water, and ash from the
total weight of the food.

The number is then listed on the food label as total
carbohydrates. (this we can trust)

Food Manufacturers, however, calculate ‘Net Carbs’ by taking
total carbohydrates and subtracting fiber, glycerin, and
sugar alcohols (all forms of carbohydrates).

This ‘calculation’ makes it seem there are less
carbohydrates in their products, and suggests that the
products don’t raise blood sugar and fat storing even though
they do!

WHY THIS IS BAD NEWS FOR THE UNINFORMED:

‘Net Carb’ and ‘Impact Carb’ labeling has expanded to
hundreds of other foods and will make you think you are
eating fewer carbs and calories than you actually are.

Yeah, I would be ticked off too!

We should be cutting back or eliminating processed carbs
like added sugars (fructose), and stuff like cookies, cakes,
breads and pastas from refined flowers…BUT…

These unscrupulous food industry marketers would have you
believe that THEIR cookies and cakes, etc. are just fine and
dandy…that they are different because they have less ‘Net
Carbs’.

And now you know…well, that this is just a bunch of B.S.!

Alright, rant over… I hope this will help steer you clear
of some of the false buzzwords out there in your efforts to
live lean.

I’ll be back soon with more healthy fat loss tips…until
then ;-).

Here’s to getting lean, strong, and healthy for life,
Rob

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