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Keto diet options jalene1 — Apr 06, 2018 04:36PM PDT

Is there a way to change the allocations to carbs/proteins/fat? I am interested in pursuing a keto diet/lifestyle. How are the current allocations calculated? Thanks!

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Apr 07, 2018 05:24PM PDT

‚ÄčIf you are following a different recommended plan from your doctor or nutritionist, you can adjust many of your goals in our mobile apps or on our full site at (Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app, when visiting the site).

Website, Windows Phone and BlackBerry Users

Log in to in a web browser Click “My Home”, then “Goals”, then click the “Change Goals” button at the bottom of the page. Choose the “Custom” option and you’ll be taken to a page where you can set your own targets for all of the nutrients we track. Once you’ve saved your changes, those same changes will appear in the app the next time the app syncs to the website Windows Phone and BlackBerry users can adjust their Net Calorie goal directly in the app on the “More” page by tapping “Edit Profile” then “Net Calorie Goal.”

In our Android and iOS apps

Tap “Goals” in the Menu (or “More” page) Tap the settings to adjust your weight change and macronutrient goals (Fat, Protein Carbs) Tap “Advanced Nutritional Goals” to adjust additional micronutrient goals

MyFitnessPal distributes fat, carb and protein calories based on a percentage, in five percent increments. If you customize your macronutrient goals, all three goals will adjust to total 100%. If you have a very precise goal, in grams, for protein, carbs, or fat, you may only be able to come close to setting that goal, based on the nearest percentage. If you wish to track a specific gram goal, we recommend monitoring the “total” value in your diary for this nutrient, rather than the “remaining” total.

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jostorms3 Apr 16, 2018 11:13AM PDT

@jalene1 please note that the app does not calculate NET carbs into your macronutrient ratios, but instead TOTAL carbs. Net carbs are what you're looking for as essential to the Keto diet.

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