Diets in Review Question

How to count the carbs/sugars correctly. I am using the Belly Fat Cure diet.

Patti asked this question Jun 23rd, 2012 5:21 pm

When a product states it contains a Total of 15 grams of carbs, 12 grams of fiber and 3 grams of sugar, how does this figure in the 15/6 daily count? Do you count 12 carbs and 3 sugars? I'm confused....

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Lisa N

It would be 1 carb serving and …3 sugar so,3/1

posted on Jul 4th, 2012 1:31 am

Karen Pizarchik

I am new to the program this week and was a bit confused as well. I reread the book without skipping information and found the following:

Per Day you can have a total of 15 grams of sugar and 6 servings of carbs.

1 gram of sugar = 1 sugar count

5-20 grams = 1 carb serving
21-40 grams = 2 carb servings
41-60 grams = 3 carb servings
UNDER .5 grams = free

The daily card in the book is helpful. I modified one for myself to include the carb ratio's, then reduced it in size to carry in my wallet. This way I do not have to carry the book with me to remember the carb ratio's.

I hope this helps.

posted on Jul 19th, 2012 5:35 pm


You count the sugar grams on labels of products you are using. Pay close attention to serving size. Say I use one tablespoon of Coffee Mate Natural Bliss "Sweet cream" to my coffee, that has 5 grams per serving (a tablespoon in this case). That equals to one third of my sugar allowed. Carbs are very similar. 4 grams or less do not count; 5-20 equal One serving; 21-40 Two servings; 41-60 Three servings. You can have a total of 6 servings. Again, just look at labels and serving to figure out the counts. I have lost 2 lbs in a week and my husband has dropped 5 lbs! :0) It really works, but you do have to be consistent. I had two cheat days last week and gained back the weight. So, now I am going to only allow maybe one or two cheat items --NOT full days and see if I continue to drop the weight. Best of luck to you!

posted on Jan 13th, 2015 9:11 pm

Lisa Houck

I use a app on my phone called fitness pal. Set up you nutritional guidelines and input what you eat throughout the day and it will calculate for you.

posted on Nov 30th, 2015 7:12 pm