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Do you subtract the grams of fiber from the total carbohydrates in your food?
Yes, but only if there are more than 5g of fiber and then I subtract half of the fiber.
 
Yes, I subtract half the number of grams of fiber no matter what.
 
Yes, I subtract all the grams of fiber if there are more than 5 grams.
 
Yes, I subtract all the grams of fiber no matter what.
 
No, I don't subtract the fiber at all, I count all the carbs.
 

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