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Tracking Net Carbs sclayton1 — Sep 04, 2017 10:12AM PDT

Hello, Is there any way to set MFP up to show Net Carbs in the food diary? Thanks!

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 04, 2017 10:32AM PDT

At this time, there is not a way to keep track of net carbs within our program. We will definitely consider adding this feature for a future update. For now, you should be able to track your daily total carbs and fiber. You can then keep track of your net carbs (total carbs – fiber) via the “notes” section.

To record a note in our iPhone app, scroll to the bottom of the “Diary” page and tap “Notes.” In our other mobile apps, on the page that appears after you click the Add to Diary button (with the meal names listed), scroll down and you’ll see a row labeled “Food Notes”. Tap on it, and you can record whatever notes you’d like. Those notes will then appear in your diary.

Food notes are available on our website at the bottom of the food diary page.

To view all your nutrient totals for the day, including carbs, just go to the main menu or “More” page, and then to the nutrient or nutritional section. In that area you can view a daily or weekly option, as well as small buttons in the highlighted area to view your nutrients in different ways.

Our Premium service also offers the ability to change the information being displayed in your dashboard, at the top of the Home screen. One of the options is our “Low Carb” preset, which displays your Carbohydrates, Fiber, and Sugar, along with your Calories Remaining. You would then simply have to view the Home screen to be able to quickly calculate your Net Carbs, by subtracting your Fiber from your total Carbs.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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erasmordnilap Sep 15, 2017 12:18PM PDT

You have been saying that same thing for a while now, Logan. If there is no plan to just say so. I do not understand the reluctance to offer this.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 15, 2017 03:56PM PDT


As you can imagine, those of us in support don’t make the call on which features get added. We keep track of new feature requests and pass the feedback on to those that do. As far as the outgoing messaging we use in our responses, we do not share our feature roadmap or announce new features until they are ready for release. This can be a bit limiting in terms of what we are able to convey in our replies.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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