FDA Labeling Loophole May Be More Than Doubling Your Carb Intake

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ August 26, 2006

I hate to be the bearer of bad news for people who read nutritional labels and expect them to be 100 percent accurate about the number of carbohydrates especially that are found in the foods you eat.

It seems the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) allows rounding which can allow some unbeknownst carbs to creep into your diet without any warning. It may be just small increments, but they can cause unexpected failure in your low-carb lifestyle.

bq. While that may not sound like a lot, compound that problem with EVERY SINGLE LOW-CARB PRODUCT you eat and you can easily see how those sneaky extra carbs that the FDA is allowing to be excluded from the actually labeling can quickly add up to a lot more carbs than you expected. When you are in the early stages of counting carbs, this is especially important to watch out for because even a few extra carbs may kick you out of ketosis and stall your weight loss.

Click here to read about this FDA labeling loophole which may be more than doubling your carbohydrate intake!


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