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Tiffany62590 06-20-2013 09:48 AM

Do you count the carbs in heavy cream?
Just wondering what everyone else's thoughts are on this. I'm doing a fat fast and thought at first something was wrong because my carbs seemed so high despite eating mostly fat. Then I realized that between now and my last fat fast (last year) I've become a super strict carb counter, and I've started counting 2 tablespoons of cream as 1 carb when I used to count it as 0 carbs. Just got me curious on what the general thought is on how to count cream when doing low carb :)

Patience 06-20-2013 09:54 AM

I count carbs in cream. It's really not 0, that is just a labeling convention, as I understand it.
I round up to 1 as I'd rather err on the side of overcounting than undercounting. It's also good to measure, although sometimes I am lazy about this.

brimmy 06-20-2013 10:03 AM

Most cream that says 0 is .4 carbs per serving. So you can round up to 1 if you want to be overly safe, .5 if you want to be just slightly safe, and just use .4 if you want to use the given average count.

Weezy 06-20-2013 10:10 AM

Yes, I always count it. But carb counts in cream can vary...if you're using a cream with stabilizers (carrageenan or whatever), the carb levels can be a bit higher. When I switched to a pure cream with NO additives, I lowered the carb count a little bit. I'd have to check and see what it is now (it's been over a year and I forget the exact count).

But all of those little dribs and drabs of carbs add up over a day.

Ntombi 06-20-2013 01:22 PM


clackley 06-20-2013 02:58 PM

In my world there is no such thing as a 'free' carb. I count them all.

cfine 06-20-2013 03:09 PM

I count them. Nothing in life is free :-D

sfmom 06-21-2013 07:11 PM

Yes - I do count them but I never eat a huge amount of carbs in a day I never sweat them - I love hwc in my coffee it keeps me full until dinner - it is so lucious

ravenrose 06-22-2013 10:12 AM

any games you play with "not counting" things are just games. your body doesn't recognize those rules. I say, do your best to get the correct count and use it. good luck!

emel 06-22-2013 10:39 AM

My tracker says there are 0.8 g carb in one fluid ounce of heavy cream (that's 2 tbl).

Demonica 06-22-2013 11:46 AM

I count 0.5 carb in 1 tbsp of HWC

glennjones 06-24-2013 04:44 AM

Yes - I always count 1 carb for my coffee cream and 2 carbs when I use homemade whipped topping on my sugar-free jello.

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