Hi all, I've been wondering a lot about whether to count net carbs or all carbs. Most everyone counts all carbs when going low carb paleo. I was wondering why that is? Is the extra carb in the form of fiber harmful?
On a related note, how paleo are shirataki noodles? (Not tofu ones--just plain yam noodles). They are basically all fiber and nothing else. I find them useful as a vehicle for some fatty sauce/protein, and since I'm trying to lose weight I think they'd work pretty well but I've been trying to not depend on them too much since they aren't very paleo. Similarly, is konjac fiber (the stuff the noodles are made of) bad? (I make a kind of gel with it, again for sauce-carrying abilities). I know xanthan/guar gum is also not so paleo...but how about a little bit in my smoothies for thickening/creaminess? Will this affect me in the long run?
ps - I love using cauliflower to replace rice/soaking up sauces, but I'm hypothyroid and shouldn't eat too much of it. Anyone know of a similar nongoitrogenic low carb replacement?
Sorry this is all over the place! But I feel like they are related... thanks!