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Net Carbs

deejaemihldeejaemihl Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
It is very frustrating to have to manually calculate the net carbs for each food item. Would be great to include the net carbs using the formula Carbs - Fiber - Sugar Alcohols = Net Carbs. The Lindora diet program i am on counts the net carbs. Aside from that, this is a great tool, i love the barcode feature, makes logging foods a breeze.

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  • Nony_MouseNony_Mouse Member Posts: 5,355 Member Member Posts: 5,355 Member
    The food labels in many countries already list net carbs. Having MFP automatically use a formula to calculate would wreck havoc for a lot of people, and they represent a far greater number of users than do those doing keto.

    Try including 'net carbs' in your database searches, or make your own such entries if one doesn't already exist (just make sure to label it as net carb so it doesn't throw other people's data off). I believe there's also an extension you can download to do it for you.
  • deejaemihldeejaemihl Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    I’m suggesting a separate category or line item for net carbs.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 22,775 Member Member Posts: 22,775 Member
    deejaemihl wrote: »
    I’m suggesting a separate category or line item for net carbs.

    How would that work for all the people who are using entries that have already factored in net carbohydrates? It would be mass confusion.
  • deannalfisherdeannalfisher Member, Premium Posts: 5,599 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,599 Member
    you could search for items that are labelled net carbs or create your own food entries (and then share them if properly labelled)
  • jimbeech618jimbeech618 Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    I would also like to see net carbs calculated.
  • kemperrakemperra Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1 Member
    I would like to see Net Carbs too. Maybe they could build in a switch to toggle between net carbs and total carbs.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member Posts: 5,287 Member Member Posts: 5,287 Member
    Nony_Mouse wrote: »
    The food labels in many countries already list net carbs. Having MFP automatically use a formula to calculate would wreck havoc for a lot of people, and they represent a far greater number of users than do those doing keto.

    Try including 'net carbs' in your database searches, or make your own such entries if one doesn't already exist (just make sure to label it as net carb so it doesn't throw other people's data off). I believe there's also an extension you can download to do it for you.

    As explained above, this is why they can't do it. The "carbs" entry most places besides the US and Canada is already net carbs, and thus many, many of the "carbs" amounts on entries existing in the database are already net carbs and would be wrong if fiber were automatically subtracted. MFP cannot automatically determine which ones currently include fiber and which ones do not, and could not even if it were more technologically sophisticated than it obviously is.

    It is important to double check your entries anyway, and you can easily create net carb entries for your own use if subtracting fiber is actually burdensome for some reason.
  • carolyngoolsbycarolyngoolsby Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    Oh good lord yes. Having the choice to have Net Carbs instead of Carbs/Fiber in my nutrients would be a real boon, especially for my nutrient percentages. Right now, it calculates percentages on total carbs, which makes it look like I'm WAY out on my macros balance every damn time I eat a salad. I have to calculate this myself right now. If I eat something that is zero net carbs, for example, it still shows a percentage of calories from carbs. It's a real pain, since my doc and nutritionist want me to adhere closely to my macro percentages.

    Please, PLEASE, add an option to track net carbs, which equal carbs minus fiber minus sugar alcohols, and then calculate calories and percentage of calories correctly. The whole point of MFP is that I don't have to calculate for myself. Please make that possible.
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