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Offline SarahMay

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Carb counts for homemade items
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:31:02 PM »
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  • How do you count carbs (or more specifically, figure serving size) for a big bowl of something homemade? It's easy enough for something that can be cut into pieces, but what about more "spoonable" dishes? I can figure the total carbs and how many servings, but how do I tell how much is 1/8 of a pot of soup? (Or do you weigh the entire thing and weigh each helping??)
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 09:42:25 PM »
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  • For soups, I marked one of my stock pots in half gallons with a sharpie. Then I can figure out how many cups it is and get a per cup carb count. We have a ladle that is 1 cup.
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 09:47:33 PM »
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  • I figure out the carbs per oz and I weigh it.

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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 01:05:13 AM »
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  • I totally swag it- probably not the answer you are looking for though  <roflmao>
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #4 on: February 12, 2015, 01:10:31 AM »
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  • We usually weigh and google for a carb factor.
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #5 on: February 12, 2015, 06:27:53 AM »
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  • I totally swag it- probably not the answer you are looking for though  <roflmao>

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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #6 on: February 12, 2015, 07:53:34 AM »
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  • If it's something I make often I'll put the recipe into caloriecount.com and let it figure the nutrition info.

    Otherwise, we swag it!
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #7 on: February 12, 2015, 08:52:55 AM »
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  • In the beginning I was terrified to SWAG. I'd text Andrea about every meal to get help. Now we totally SWAG on most home and restaurant stuff. Proud to say we are pretty good at it now!!
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #8 on: February 12, 2015, 09:24:01 AM »
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  • Told ya so, Karen ;)

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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #9 on: February 12, 2015, 09:24:57 AM »
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  • Told ya so, Karen ;)

    I had a good teacher (you) and support (T1P). xoxo
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #10 on: February 12, 2015, 09:32:38 AM »
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  • We usually weigh and google for a carb factor.

    I've only ever seen one brief explaination of carb factors, so I'm not familiar with the method. Probably should learn.  >:(

    How do you weigh a pot of soup or the like? Unless you have an identical pot to the one it's in (to zero out the scale), do you pour it all into something else?

    I have been SWAGging till now, but have had too many crazy highs and lows cause I'm not good enough at it yet.  ::) Also, less wiggle room when carb ratios are still pretty high.

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    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #11 on: February 12, 2015, 09:34:35 AM »
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  • Carb Factor
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    I don't ever pay attention to fiber
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #12 on: February 12, 2015, 09:36:34 AM »
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  • Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Gideon (5) non-D


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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #13 on: February 12, 2015, 10:41:37 AM »
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  • Here's another carb factor list. http://helpmefred.com/carbfactors

    We carb factor some things, but honestly my guys usually eat multiple whole servings  <roflmao> so it doesn't help much with that. We carb factor chips, whole fruits, and baked potatoes mostly.
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    Re: Carb counts for homemade items
    « Reply #14 on: February 12, 2015, 05:23:51 PM »
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  • I wrote down the weight of most of my pots etc. so I just subtract the weight of the pan.

    With my scale I don't have to bother with carb factors so I just write down the carbs per oz. I can enter that info into my scale and get the count for their serving.

    Kayleigh is very, very sensitive to insulin so I don't like to swag for her if I don't have to.

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