Originally Posted by mschauer
How do you know how much carbs a food has? Unless the food is one of the few that actually claims to be low-carb they don't list that information on the bag.
Also, it can be difficult to determine how much a class of ingredient contributes to the total because ingredients listed lower may individually contribute less to the total but together they may contribute more than an ingredient higher in the list. That is, chicken may be listed as the first ingredient with rice, wheat, rice hulls, and the odd vegtables listed much lower but the total contribution of the chicken to the total protein may be less than the vegtables and grains contribute.
I wish they were required to list the % carbs in all foods!
it is not easy .. but
you add the following together ... this is imaginary
this is simple and I am likely forgeting something
the carbs in this formula are roughly 22.5
Yes your theroy is relatively correct but realize MEALS weigh more that FRESH meats after cooking and all label s are written with raw proportions ...
remember FATS PLAY a big role in NUMBER of carbs just like protein ..
I was shocked when I figured that food have slighty less carbs
Foods that have one meat and one grain are quite balanced yet may have slightly higher carb levels they likely have higher meat protein levels than a formula with meats spread throughout the formula
Hope this make s a little sense ... Oh and the latest reading for me is slightly changing my thinking on cats and carbs