I’m new to the forum and to the diet. I’ll give you a little background as quickly as possible.
In a nutshell i’m starting the keto diet to lose weight. I’m an ex rugby, golf and football player who unfortunately went through some bad events that resulted in me being diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety. Luckily i have managed to conquer the terrible sides of them but still have bouts. As a result i got fat, weighing 19 1/2 stone at 186cm tall so basically ‘obese’ (yay).
Anyway, i’ve turned to the keto diet to cut out carbs and get back to a good weight. However, i’m getting a little confused with a few of the details.
The first is the net carbs vs carbs. I live in the Netherlands so our labels follow the EU rules meaning fibre and carbs are listed separately. Which one am i meant to be focusing on? Do i need to calculate net carbs?
The second is regarding cheese. Am i allowed to eat cheese like gouda, edam, cheddar, red Leicestershire or Gloucester? Information seems conflicting.
I have attached a label of a gouda my girlfriend buys which clearly states 0g carbs. However, when i added it to an app i use to track my food it said it had 25g of net carbs for a 70g portion.
Just so you don’t get confused i’ll translate the label into English.
Vetten = fat
Koolhydraten = carbs
Vezels = fibre
Eiwitten = protein
Zout = salt
Suikers = sugars
The final query is about what we call tarwezemelen (wheat bran). Is this food allowed due to the high fibre content compared to the carbs? I’ll try and attach a picture below.