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we need net carbs raveon2014 — May 09, 2018 12:30PM PDT

Realize there are different ways to calculate net carbs but why not just pick one. Simply subtract the fiber. Just explain your calculation somewhere. It's a very simple solution and I would then purchase Premium.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent May 09, 2018 01:18PM PDT

Hi there,

At this time, there is not a designated way to keep track of net carbs within our program. We will definitely consider adding this as a stand-alone feature for a future update.
For now, let’s get you set up the best we can:

Adjusting your Macronutrient Ratios and Calorie Goals

- Open the Menu bar (“More” on iOS, Three Horizontal lines icon on Android, & “My Home” on web)
- Tap/Click "Goals
- [Under Nutrition Goals] Tap “Calorie and Macronutrient Goals” on iOS and Android, click the green “Edit” on web
- From here you can tap/click on any of your Macros to open up the ability to make changes.

You might already have specifics to set here, but if not, we recommend checking out the Keto Calculator (https://www.ruled.me/keto-calculator/) for help on what to enter in here before saving your changes.

Please make sure you tap the check/tick mark on each screen to save your changes. Also, please note your 3 macro percentages must equal 100% in order to save any changes.

Go Premium!… Premium users gain the added option to input their specific Macros needed in by grams allowing for the ultimate customized goals.

When adding to your Meals

We know your most important pieces of info that help determine your Net Carbs are Carbs & Fiber, while we do not currently have a feature that does the math for you, we do have our data set up so that a quick glance and quick subtraction can get you what you are looking for.

[When searching our database for a food to add]
- Tap/Click any prospective food choice from a database search, or on any of your saved lists
- (Web only) Click green “Nutritional Info” button
- Scroll (if needed) to find the conveniently grouped listings of Carbs, Fiber (and Sugar)

From here you can mentally subtract the grams Fiber from the grams of Carbs and see if this item fits your specific needs or not.

Tracking Your Daily Net Carbs goal

The next tweak to make is to adjust how your diary presents the nutrient breakdowns by food and meal. This adjustment can only be initiated via your account on our web platform by visiting (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings)

From here we recommend changing your Nutrients Tracked list to Protein, Fat, Carbs, Fiber, Sugar (or something similar). This change will show on all platform once your app(s) completes their next sync.

Now viewing your diary on the web allows for easy manual tracking of net carbs. To view this detailed mode on our apps simply turn the phone sideways (landscape mode) to reveal the nutrient tracker view.

A summarized view can also be seen in our apps by opening up the menu bar once again and tapping Nutrition, followed by Nutrition along the top.

Go Premium!… Premium users on mobile apps can see this info even quicker by using a Custom Nutrient Dashboard (Menu>Settings>Diary Settings>Customize Nutrient Dashboard>Low Carb). This will allow your important nutrients to be readily available from the top of your diary page on the app. You can then also update your homepage Nutrient Dashboard to the same view by tapping the three dots icon shown in the top right of your homepage’s Nutrient remaining box. (Changing here will also update your Wiget view, if you have activated your MFP widget)

Have a good one,
Bruce
MyFitnessPal

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