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Keto tracking vikpop320 — Mar 02, 2018 10:08PM PST

How do I just track fats, proteins and carbs without having to put calories in......

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Mar 03, 2018 12:37PM PST

Hello vikpop320,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Most of the foods in our database contain calories, since the basic calculation of how MyFitnessPal works is based on the calculation of Net Calories. It is worth noting that you can track fat, proteins, and carbs, even if you have also logged calories in the same food items to your diary. The Macros section of the Nutrition tab within the app is dedicated specifically to carbs, fat, and protein, and is a tool for many of our members following a keto diet.

That being said, it is not impossible to log food items without any calorie info. To do so, it would be a little more work, as you would need to create a new food item for what you want to log to your diary. When you create a new food item, you can put whatever macro/micro nutrient information into that food item as you wish. Then you can log that to your diary, and if the items don’t have any calories, but have fat/protein/carb, it’ll display only those everywhere. I have included instructions for that below.

Hope this helps! We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!


MyFitnessPal Staff

Adding New Foods to your Individual Database – Website

Click “Add a food to our database” below the search results. Type in the brand name of the product. (If there is no brand because to item is produce, you can type “Fresh” or “Generic”) Type in the name of the item in the description field Click the green Continue button Follow the rest of the prompts to save item
Adding New Foods to your Individual Database – Mobile apps

Select “Create a new food” below the search results that yield no results. or Tap "More"—>"My Recipes & Foods"—>"Foods"—>"+" Enter the name and nutritional information for the new food. Click or tap “Save” or “✓” when you are finished. The new food will appear in the “My Foods” tab, and can also be found by searching the database (but only in your own account).
For spacing purposes, those using MyFitnessPal in languages other than English may find the contents of the Recent, Frequent, and My Foods tabs combined in a single tab labeled “Recent” or “Food.”

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