Free Food Tracker: MyFitnessPal Net Carb Calculator – Tips & Tricks Video


Using MyFitnessPal: Free Net Carb Calculator

In this Free Live Learning Session, you’ll discover how to use MyFitnessPal as a net carb calculator – easily. It’s a free food tracker you can use both online, and as a mobile app, and it’s super handy for tracking net carbs and macro nutrients.

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One of the major benefits to tracking your meals is that it makes you more aware – more mindful of every food choice you make. You want to LOG everything. And it’s best to “log as you go” so that you can easily see where you stand throughout the day, at any given time. This helps you know if you’re nearing your carb limit, or if you need to add more healthy fats to your next meals.

You do not have to upgrade or pay to do this, even though there are rumors floating around that you do need the premium version of MyFitnessPal. You don’t. Instead, just use this free simple hack to set up MFP to track net carbs.

This hack only works online by the way, not on the mobile app – but I still use the mobile app to track as I go, on the go.

In the video, I share my own screen with you and walk you through setting up MyFitnesspal, turning it into a “net carb calculator”, and how to use it for easy food tracking – even with complex recipes and foods without nutrition labels.

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Tip: Always double check your food entries by your own labels.

Use to find nutrition info for foods without a label, such as fresh produce.

If you enjoyed this replay, be sure to subscribe by email (below) to get invited to more live sessions on eating low carb – successfully.

And join us in the Low Carb Challenge if you haven’t already!

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

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About Lynn Terry

I love making the low carb diet EASY for people with a busy lifestyle (like me!) with my KISS / Keep It Simple method. :) About Lynn Terry: Host of the Low Carb Challenge
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24 Responses to Free Food Tracker: MyFitnessPal Net Carb Calculator – Tips & Tricks Video

  1. Michelle says:

    Thank you Lynn for the My Fitness Pal video. Very helpful!!!

  2. Nichole says:

    Thank you for the video. I look forward to more!!!

  3. Ronda says:

    Went round a few times but got the hack to work! Love it!! Thank you for this information, will make life much easier!! 🙂

  4. Neeli says:

    Thanks for this tutorial! I wasn’t aware you could do this and this will help me out so much. I’ve used MFP for years and am so glad I found this now.

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  6. Tammy says:

    Can you please post to youtube. This would allow All people to view this video content. Thanx.

  7. Cindy says:

    Your video is no longer working on showing us how to have net carbs work in MFP. I cant figure it out. Please advise! Thanks

  8. Donna says:

    For some reason I can’t seem to get the net carbs on my MPF, I have followed your instructions step by step, and nothing.

  9. Carol says:

    OMG this is awesome 🙂

    Is there a way to get this to work in the app on your phone?

    And if I did the hack on my PC at work, do I have to do the hack on my PC at home as well?

  10. Andrea says:

    Lynn, is there any way for it to subtract out or track sugar alcohols? Just realized that could be a challenge if it does not register that. THANKS! LOVE your information and the way you so transparently share your personal story of challenges and success! 🙂

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Sure – you just have to search for an item and add “net” or “alcohol” to find an entry where someone has already done that for you. Then double check it and make sure it’s accurate. If you can’t find one, you can enter it in yourself. 🙂

  11. Andrea says:

    I just figured that out after googling. Ha! Ha! Thanks!!

  12. Amarilys Patterson says:

    I have been follow you for a little bit now, I figured out my MFP but I dont know how I can figure it out the Net carb. I did add fiber as one of my Nutrient Tracker, but I dont get the my daily net carb. Am I doing something wrong? Is there an app I will need to get the calculation throught MFP?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Amarilys,

      The plugin I use to get Net Carbs in myfitnesspal only works online in Firefox or Chrome browsers – not on the mobile app. Could that be the problem maybe?

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