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What is the best carb counter app?

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by francesk, Oct 11, 2019.

  1. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been off low carb for a while, and the weight is starting to creep back on! So I'm going back onto low carb, and would be interested to know which low carb (as opposed to calorie counter) apps members have found the most accurate for UK food.
    Thanks for any help.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I use Nutracheck. It has commercially available foods and separate ingredients. You don’t need to subscribe to get basic nutrient values.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Here’s an example, I searched coconut, it automatically gave me the values for 100g. I then entered 66g and it did the calculation for me.

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Larissima Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Cronometer, and there is a lot of UK brands on it (eg. Tesco pork belly). You can add your own foods (and recipes) but it's only visible to you, so other people's (possibly incorrect) values do not mess up the database. It can also be set for ketogenic macros, which is a plus! BTW, I use the website (also on my phone), not sure if the app is as good.
     
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    RichardHawkings Type 2 · Active Member

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    I've been using Myfitnesspal for a few weeks now, huge 'official' database, and can link other products like Mapmyride so you can see effect of excercise on your daily allowance (although this can tempt you into letting the calories creep). Online and phone app both easy and quick (and free - I've never needed the premium stuff) and you can choose which nutrients to focus on. Defualt is cal, carb, fat, sugar, protein, sodium.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    There is an app called carb manager. Don’t use it yet but am planning to transition in the near future.
     
  8. francesk

    francesk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all. I'll go and have a look at all those suggested.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    To be honest, I tried several of these apps when I first went keto. I found that they were way out. I look at the packets and work the carbs out from the information. I eat so few carbs, it's not hard to work it out in your head.
     
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