Net Carbs on MFP

Tappy44
Tappy44 Posts: 1,050 Member
I am still learning the lchf process and I am trying to see if there is way to set your macros to see net carbs on MFP so the numbers are more accurate? I think I am wording this right??

I just read this on keto calculator so I was wondering how to do it -
Keep in mind that in Europe food labels generally show net carbs, while America shows total carbs. Calculate net carbs by subtracting fiber from total carbs.

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  • sammyliftsandeats
    sammyliftsandeats Posts: 2,421 Member
    https://github.com/Surye/mfp-keto-userscript <-- this is a script you can install for net carb counts. This is for web only.

    If you are in Europe, the nutritional information on the package already has the fibre taken out. If you are in North America, you can subtract the fibre from the total carb count to get the net carbs.

    IE.

    Food label in Europe - Carbs - 6g Fibre - 7g would be negative net carbs which is not possible.

    Food label in North America - Carbs 7g Fibre - 6g - 1g net carb.
  • Tappy44
    Tappy44 Posts: 1,050 Member
    Thank you @samanthaluangphixay it worked!!
  • thelowcarblady
    thelowcarblady Posts: 138 Member
    I read when looking up something on Atkins that Net Carbs (in american labeling) is actually: (CARBS) - (FIBER) - (SUGAR ALCOHOL) = NET CARBS

    Does anyone else know more about why they include Sugar Alcohol in their formula for figuring out Net Carbs?
  • Xo_healthylc
    Xo_healthylc Posts: 77 Member
    I read when looking up something on Atkins that Net Carbs (in american labeling) is actually: (CARBS) - (FIBER) - (SUGAR ALCOHOL) = NET CARBS

    Does anyone else know more about why they include Sugar Alcohol in their formula for figuring out Net Carbs?

    Atkins does this and they do it on all there prepackaged products as well. I don't and know many people who don't but the ones that do I'm pretty sure believe it doesn't stay in your system long enough to effect sugar levels?? I don't because personal preference. Also it would be very easy for me to say way to many Adkins treats lol.
  • jtlarowe
    jtlarowe Posts: 1 Member
    To answer the OP question--you can't set up MFP to show just net carbs if you're in North America. I pull it up on the computer and can see the total carbs and total fiber..and I just do the math.
  • Zenwenner
    Zenwenner Posts: 166 Member
    there is an add on you can use, I found it on Caveman Keto's site:

    http://cavemanketo.com/configuring-mfp/
  • camtosh
    camtosh Posts: 896 Member
    Zenwenner wrote: »
    there is an add on you can use, I found it on Caveman Keto's site:

    http://cavemanketo.com/configuring-mfp/

    Thanks for that link! It broke about a month ago. Yay, all fixed.