There are new low-carb candy bars on the market. They say they are only
2-3g carbs. Is this really true?
No. If you add it all up, you'll find that there are 15-20g of
carbs. How can they advertise 2-3g? The answer is the ingredients
glycerine & oligofructose. The manufactures say these ingredients have a
negligible impact on blood sugar levels. I've read someplace that this low carb
count is being discontinued in the near future (eg: before they get in trouble
with the FDA).
I've eaten them over the past year, and really like them. The glycerine gives
the bar a "alcohol" flavor. While I kind of like the flavor, my wife,
who is not LC, can't stand the taste. You'll have to try them and
see. My favorites are the "EAS Advant Edge Carb Control Nutrition
Bar" (Blueberry is my favorite) and "Carb Solutions High Protein
Bar" (several good flavors such as chocolate fudge almond). I have
3-4 a week. They are not cheap, figure $1.50 in bulk, and up to $2 a bar,
depending on where you go. BJs and Wal-Mart carry them at times.
I find that I can have one bar a day with no impact *if* I cut out my late
evening meat/cheese snack. Remember, calories do matter, especially in maintenance,
where your body had adjusted to your new way of life. Even at 15-20g, the
low-carb bars are very low compared to a typical candy bar with 50+g.