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Carb Counting. With the rise in popularity of low carb diets - often called ketogenic diets because they induce ketosis (a metabolic process in which the body burns fat for energy instead of carbs) - carb-counting has become a standard tactic to ensure you are within the diet rules for carb consumption. By counting carbs to monitor your daily carb intake you ensure that your body is in ketosis, to maximize fat-burning. It also helps to regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. The total carbohydrate content of a food includes sugars, starches and dietary fiber. But since this carb-total includes dietary fiber, which is indigestible, it may give an inaccurate measure of the carb-value of the food in question.