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Net Carbs Hereimiz — Jan 04, 2017 12:53PM PST

I want to be able to track net carbs, I see that Premium has a feature to display Dietary Fiber in addition to Carbohydrates.
Is there a feature to have MFP autocalculate net carbs so I can propely track my Macro goals?

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 04, 2017 02:57PM PST

Hi Hereimiz,

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.

Also if you like, you can set your own nutritional goals for carbs, calories, fat, and any other nutrient that we track.

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


MyFitnessPal Staff

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fleebailey33 Jan 06, 2017 02:46PM PST


Your same generic response has been posted so much, You say you will consider adding in the future for months/years now in your canned response.

Any chance to stop considering and start actually working on it?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 06, 2017 03:00PM PST


Thanks for following up with your feedback. While we as support agents don’t have the final say in which features get brought to light, we will certainly pass your feedback on to our product team.

Though many features may seem like an easy addition, there are many behind the scenes complications for even the simplest of request, especially since our program is so complex and runs on several platforms. We will continue to do all we can to try to add the most requested features when possible.

In the meantime, thank you so much for using the program and for sharing how we can improve upon it. We wish you nothing but success!

All the best,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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