Whether you’re brand new to Ketogenic and low-carb diets and just getting
started… ...Or you’re a seasoned Keto pro who’s tired of using generic
diet apps and calorie counters that don’t fit the way that you
eat… ....we’re excited to welcome you to the Carb Manager® family! Carb
Great tool for a Keto Diet!
I love this because you can track all of your macros quickly and easily. I love the ability to scan UPC codes to enter a new product. I love how you can enter recipes by entering a url. There are tons of recipes and you can edit recipes to suit your needs. There are meal plans included in the premium version but none of them suit my needs. They should be labeled differently than meal plan 1 etc so we do not have to look through each one. You can customize a meal plan which is great but it did not work for me. I entered “no seafood “ and it gave me only 1 choice for lunch which was an Asian salmon salad. Things I would change: on the water tracking, you can change your water goal for the day, but you cannot change the 8oz increments. I would like to be able to change it to 20oz or just be able to type in the amounts. You can copy foods from day to day but it is time consuming. I would like it if there was the option to check off items with a check box and add them all at once to another day. Also it would be nice to check off items on a previous day and have it saved as a meal. You can save items as a meal but you have to enter items individually, then save it as a meal. I think this app is invaluable and I recommend it to all of my Keto and Low Carb friends!
5-stars if you’re ready to upgrade to Premium
Carb Manager has been a wonderfully useful app for me. The interface is extremely user friendly, it has great visuals that keep it from looking bland (as food tracking often feels for me), and I love the level of customization of goals and amount of pre-built recommendations available. While Carb Manager sounds like it’s designed for Keto diets, it actually works great for more traditional diet plans, as well (ie Zone, Body Building, etc). I use it for Low-Carb, High-Fat that was recommended by my doctor (not as carb restrictive as Keto), and it had that option pre-built, as well. I’m really excited about trying the Premium features, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. The good thing is that it’s more affordable than most premium upgrade options from similar apps. Once I decide on which Apple Watch my wife and I are getting, I’ll upgrade to premium (required for Apple Health syncing) and update then. The fact that premium is required for that is the only reason this app gets 4-stars; otherwise it’d easily be 5-stars. If you’re willing to pay the $40/year, then it’ll be a 5-Star app for sure (assuming you actually use it, which is the crux of most food/calorie tracker apps).
Great App But Needs Tweaks
I found this app last week and really enjoy using it. It easily helps me keep track of my macros and lets me see what I’m eating and where I can improve. That being said, there are a couple issues that reduce the user-friendliness of this app. First, you cannot enter your own recipe and save it. This is a great feature of the Weight Watchers app that I was hoping this one had. I can import a recipe from online, but I haven’t seen where I can create my own recipe and save it. Instead, I have to individually list each item (in let’s say homemade salad dressing), and there is no option to copy multiple ingredients from one day to the next. So even though I drink the same Keto coffee or eat leftovers for lunch from dinner the night before, I have to painstakingly copy each ingredient one by one. If I could just simply copy each one, that would be great, but instead the app flips you to the current day after selecting the meal time to place the copied ingredient. Right now I’m trying to copy certain ingredients from Sunday’s dinner to Monday’s lunch, and each time I select an ingredient to copy, I get reverted back to today, then have to back arrow twice to Sunday, scroll down, and copy the next item. It’s time consuming and tedious and really the only thing I would say should be fixed to make the app more user-friendly and efficient.
Best NET CARB Nutrition App
(Update) Still the best app for tracking nutrition especially for calculating net carbs. However, the app is a little buggy at times which is usually easily remedied by closing the app and reopening; however, it’s inconvenient. That said, this app is still my favorite and is very well designed and targeted towards net carb calculation and tracking. The application interface and design is still the best out there. (Original post) This Carb Manager app is clearly the best nutrition management app I have used in years. I have been using a couple other (MyFitnessPal and Lose It) apps for several years (7+). Neither of those apps completely covered my needs like Carb Manager does to determine target nutrition goals, net carbohydrates, reliable food database, general metrics and statistics at a glance without having to perform manual calculations in my head or on paper. It has been frustrating to say the least and those inferior apps have always left me wanting something better. Well, this Carb Manager app is fantastic. Could not be happier. And the bonus is this app has a much better user interface and is so much more intuitive to use, and the annual or monthly premium membership is comparable if not cheaper than both of those “other” apps - double bonus! It also works beautifully on both the iPad and the iPhone.
New update made us less user friendly but love this app
I’ve tried several calorie and carb tracking apps and this is the best one. You can actually track net carbs instead of total carbs. Most foods are in the database and easy to scan using the barcode. The only negative feedback is the new update in which you took away the scroll wheel for selecting servings, and replaced it with having to manually type in using decimal points instead of easy to tap fractions, made this less user-friendly and more tedious to log foods. Also with the scroll wheel there was always an option to just click how many servings for that particular food. Now that’s gone and I have to go read the label and figure out how many fluid ounces or cups or grams it is and do the math and manually type in decimal points. For example normally I would just click half a serving when I ate half of the yogurt. Now I have to go back and figure out how many grams are in the yogurt container (one serving)or fluid ounces and it just takes longer and I can’t log the food later after eating it because I won’t remember how many ounces is in the container/ serving. Bad update. Other than that everything is awesome!
I’ve had the two major calorie trackers for years which I found helpful but they never really aligned with my specific goals- just made me anxious about calorie counting and did not help shape a healthy relationship with food. I’m trying to get away from calorie counting and just stick to low carb as I just believe our calorie counting culture is unhealthy (especially for women) but I do think being mindful of nutrition is super important. With that said, I have been pleasantly surprised by this carb counting app as it has helped me re-shape my focus and is very educational along the way. Even on the days where I choose not to track, I understand food in a completely different way now and no longer over think the calories, rather, I ask myself if the food I want to eat has the nutrients my body needs. I’ve also found not only does my body feel better with this added mindfulness tool but my mind is sharper too. I didn’t expect this app to help shape my thoughts and feelings about food but it certainly has, in a very healthy and balanced way. I recommend this app to anyone looking to ditch the cal counting culture but is seeking tools for mindful and educated eating. Best of luck to all!
I have tried multiple diets and multiple apps but this app is by far the easiest. It generates with nice visuals the percentages of everything you're eating and it's very user friendly. I started my modified Keto diet about 2 weeks ago and was dreading creating a meal plan and logging it but this app makes it so easy, I've already lost more weight than I anticipated. I really knew this app was going to help me when it started asking me questions when I first downloaded it and it generated my carb intake along with water intake and exercise. I will probably be going with the paid subscription so I can link it to my Fitbit and take my steps into consideration but I love that it's free to log almost everything else and it lets you log such specific measurements that other apps don't. The ONLY problem I have seen is that this app has slightly different carb counts than the nutrition labels on some of my foods I buy at Meijer but it's great for averaging it to within just one or two carbs, the ones I've noticed are cottage cheese, feta cheese, and canned chicken. I LOVE this app and would highly recommend it to anybody that is looking for a tool to assist in weight loss.
Not registering intake?
I just entered my “breakfast“ on another popular app, and it told me that 1 teaspoon of braggs apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of Metamucil sugar-free registers as 40 caliries and 10g carbs. I enter the same two items on this app, and it registers 0 calories and 0 carbs of any kind, total or net or anything. What am I supposed to make of this? Does this app realize I ate at least something, and that this something does have at least calories, or not?? Also very difficult to navigate this app, as just trying to select how many teaspoons of something results in having to fudge with selecting the actual number of teaspoons and then the teaspoon/tablespoon selection itself, but there’s always this weird looking half bent number on the wheels above where are you need to line up those selections just so, so it appears that after you make all your selections, there is always something above and below it, and I don’t think there should be anything above it, zero. It’s very confusing. Additionally, it took me 15 minutes to figure out what to do after I got those numbers lined up… Eventually I wound up tapping where there is a checkmark in the green bar and that seem to make the selections “take“ And register in the daily food consumption list. It really should say something like enter or add or something, because it took me so long to figure this out. I’m not a fan of this interface.
Easiest to use for LCHF
I’ve been using the app daily for more than 7 months now. I’m down 58lbs, and I think carb manager has helped me stay on track. It’s easy to use, and provides all the information I need. I have the premium so I can also track my micronutrients. (Electrolytes!) The free version works as well, so there’s no need to purchase the premium version. My only complaint is it’s difficult to communicate with friends on the app. They’ve made improvements, so it’s getting better. Also the fasting tracking is effected by every entry including supplements and items like salt. And Fitbit is the only way to record steps. However, I’m not expecting this app to do everything, so I have other apps for fasting and fitness. They’ve also added a grading system for entries, to show if something is keto friendly. For example coffee has an A grade, and carb balance tortillas have a B grade. Might be a handy tool for anyone starting out. It’s certainly worth trying, as there is a free version. I’ve noticed over time, that people that continue to track are the most successful. It does not matter if people have the premium or free version. KCKO!
Best Food Tracker in the App Store
Finally an app that has an easy interface, accurate food lists and a database of everything I eat. The Scanner, unlike other apps hasn't missed a single item I have tried which ensures everything I want to track is counted precisely. Getting into a Keto Diet can be a little confusing to figure out the percentages of foods, but no more. With Carb Manager, you have a simple to read Pie chart or circle graph with your daily values just to the right. If you eat similar foods everyday there are multiple ways for you to bring them over to the current day. I use the copy to command all the time. It works for single items or entire meals. The free version does everything I need, but because it works so well, I am going to buy the premium service so I can integrate it with my exercise goals and take advantage of the devices, get recipe ideas, meal planners and shopping lists. One last note. This app syncs with a web page so you can also use your computer to do the same stuff as your smart phone. 5 stars. My health thanks you!!
This app works really well overall for tracking your diet. However, there are a few annoying things that would be pretty easy for the app developers to fix. 1) please include an option for GRAMS for every ingredient! Even if it’s a liquid!!...Weighing ingredients is preferred for many of us tracking our macros. 2) When you click to add an ingredient/food, it gives you a list of items you commonly use. This is nice, but if you can’t find the item on the list, and you start to type in the item’s name, the commonly used ingredients don’t show up! Please make it so that items you commonly use show up when you start to do a typing search. 3) There are some issues with some food items not having amount options, and the only option is to choose the number of servings, and it doesn’t show how much a serving is. This is probably due to the user not entering in all of the packaging information when they enter the item. The problem is that subsequent users do not have to way to modify the product Information to make it useable. Those are the main annoying issues I’ve come across while using this otherwise great app.
Perfect for getting started
I am trying the Keto diet and did not know where or how to get started with all the rules, seems everything has carbs in it...I downloaded the free app and it’s great! It helped me purge what I had in the house, took a bit of entering all the items in the app, but the effort was worth it. Not only did it tell me what was in the food, but more importantly to me, made me conscious of what I HAVE been eating and what goes in my body now is in the front of my mind. Especially that I’m not getting younger... I’ve used this app for just over a week now, and have already lost 5 lbs, have not touched a weight, walk, treadmill, any sort of cardio, and I feel great! (A little help from a friend, take a couple of shots of pickle juice each day the first week, sounds weird, and bathroom visits, but it works and is worth it!!!) I’m not at the point where I want to pay for the extra, but the basic free app is well worth it to be more conscious of what to eat and what not to eat. Recommend it if your not very ‘food savvy’ of what macros are in the food you eat.
Love the Carb Manager Keto Diet app
Love this app!!! I am able to manage my Carb intake. It allows one to track net carbs, total carbs, fiber, fat, protein and calories, by inputting to my daily log. Your Able to create your favorite recipes, scan in your favorite Keto food. One of my favorite things on this app is the Keto Grade. This allows you to see if your choice of food is allowed on KetoDiet. Gives you a grade, for example, if you input something that is not Keto friendly, it will give you a grade F (avoid). For us newbies on Keto this is a great tool to have on an app. Also able to track water intake, as well as your Exercise, cardio, weights. Also tracks ones weight and body measurements. This app is everything you need to be successful On the KetoDiet. Great app for free. Now they do have Premium version. It cost, I would purchase the Premium, but, my budget does not allow it right now. The Premium gives you access to many recipes, meal planner, shopping list, you are able to connect with your fitness device. Connects to Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Health, Apple Watch.
Great app, but not perfect.
This is by far the best food tracking app I’ve ever used and the yearly subscription is worth every penny. This app makes finding what you need practically effortless. The data base is massive, plus if you are having trouble finding a listing, you can scan the product’s barcode—including many supplements! You can also add your own favorite recipes as well as finding new recipes in the database. I have been using it for the past month and continue to discover more and more features. There are numerous ways to customize the app to fit your needs. The only cons I’ve found are that sometimes the calculations do not match the product labels. There also have been a few instances where the data pulled up and entered did not match what was actually logged. Another tweak I hope they make is to have more metric options because food scales don’t use fractions.
Nice app but confusing
I was referred by a friend to use this app and I’ve been using it for a month now. Some of the foods are confusing; for example eggs = 1 carb. I’ve looked at all the eggs sold at my local chain supermarket and none of them have carbs. 🤨 Just a few suggestions for an update - unless it’s already there and I just haven’t figured it out yet - - a way to state the way something’s been cooked when I enter my foods to my favorites list i.e. scrambled, pan fried, broiled, baked, etc. because I know my eggs have no carbs but when I enter scrambled eggs, there’s suddenly carbs - a section for you to enter your ketone levels. I recently had problems with fluctuating ketone levels so I test after every meal. It would be nice to see the trend based on what I’ve eaten because I’m tracking everything I eat but I think certain combinations of foods for the day have a different effect so when my ketones are low, I’m trying to back track the whole day to figure out where I went wrong. Otherwise, a great resource for those wanting to follow a low carb diet and I will continue to use it.
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