Alatariel75 wrote: »
Because the USA is one of the only countries whose labels don't already show net carbs, so if MFP subtracted fibre from carbs on anything but a USA label, it would be a double subtraction and would be wrong. The database already has millions of entries, and applying an algorithm that subtracted fibre from carbs would render most of the entries completely unreliable. To complicate, thousands of the entries in the database (particularly UK, Eurpoe and Australian entires) ARE net carb, because the info has been taken from labels.
RJWenzel wrote: »
I understand the problem, but given that these requests are "incessant" and presumably frequent, I would assume that a large number of your potential customers would like to have this feature. Being a programmer myself, it doesn't seem too difficult to me to simply have a line item option in the macro nutrition screen that would do that simple calculation for the user, and possibly another option to have MFP calculate the totals based on that instead of the total Carbs number. I assume that you'd want to add a disclaimer explaining that it can make the totals inaccurate when eating foods from other countries, but if a user wanted to do it this way, they'd at least be informed of the risks.
MySweetLavinia wrote: »
Could it not be made an option? You can already choose which macros your food dairy shows, so why not just make it one more you can choose from?
RJWenzel wrote: »
It seems to me that when "people have been begging for this over and over and over and over again for years" you'd think from a purely capitalistic standpoint, an enterprising complany would think "hey, there's money to be made here." But instead, what we have is customers that want something, and people telling them that they shouldn't want it. Whatever.
fankmd wrote: »
I do not believe that the number of individuals wanting the ability to track net carbs on MFP is insignificant. From my perspective, with the exception of the inability to track net carbs, this app is superior to Carb Manager. It has a larger database of foods, integration with Garmin, an excellent blog, and the inclusion of exercise as a prominent feature. With multiple recent studies finding that low carb diets resulting in ketosis are not only safe, but more effective than calorie restriction diets, I would anticipate that more & more individuals in the MFP community would appreciate this addition. I am certainly one of them.
danceandplay wrote: »
Diabetics must track net carbs. We already have enough math to do to not die. Our insulin injections are dependent on knowing how many carbs will be absorbed.
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