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Carb counting

This program helps you recognise which foods contain carbohydrates (carbs), and learn about different methods and tools to help you count carbs in the food you eat. You can choose which modules are right for you—you don’t need to complete them all. You can just learn the basics, or progress further to gain more detailed information and skills. Start with the module “1. Program overview” to find out which modules are most relevant for you.

Carb counting is now available as an app experience that is optimised for use on your mobile phone. Go to carbcounting.glideapp.io and scan the QR code—follow the prompts to add the app to your phone.

1. Program overview

Find out what the program is about and which modules are most relevant for you.

5 minutes
1 videos

2. Identifying foods that contain carbs

This module outlines which foods contain carbs and need to be counted.

15 minutes
3 videos
1 resources

3. Introduction to carb counting in 15g exchanges

What is a 15 gram (15g) carb exchange? How do you estimate the amount of carbs in a meal or snack using 15g carb exchanges? Find out in this module.

15 minutes
2 videos
1 resources

4. Carb counting in 15g exchanges

This module provides more detail about carb counting in 15g exchanges. You are encouraged to make a list of foods you usually eat and work out the carb content.

20 minutes
4 videos
1 resources

5. Introduction to carb counting in 10g portions

What is a 10 gram (10g) carb portion? How do you estimate the amount of carbs in a meal or snack using 10g carb portions? Find out in this module.

15 minutes
2 videos
1 resources

6. Carb counting in 10g portions

This module provides more detail about carb counting in 10g portions. You are encouraged to make a list of foods you usually eat and work out the carb content.

20 minutes
4 videos
2 resources

7. Introduction to carb counting in grams

What is meant by counting carbs in grams? How do you estimate the amount of carbs in a meal or snack? Find out in this module.

15 minutes
2 videos
1 resources

8. Carb counting in grams

This module provides more detail about carb counting in grams. You are encouraged to make a list of foods you usually eat and work out the carb content.

20 minutes
4 videos
2 resources

9. Working out carbs from a label

This module looks at the food label and shows how you can work out the amount of carb in your serve of food.

15 minutes
4 videos

10. Tools for carb counting

This module looks at apps, websites and books to help you with carb counting.

15 minutes
3 videos
1 resources

11. Counting carbs in recipes

This module will show how to work out the carbs in a recipe. You will also learn about the carb content of commonly used baking ingredients.

15 minutes
2 videos
1 resources

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