Food & Meals

Everything "food related" in the Carb Manager app. Foods, recipes, meals, meal plans, and food related custom settings.

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How To

Finding Foods to Log

Search our extensive database for whatever food you're eating, then add to your food log with just a couple of clicks
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Search for foods by macros content (Food Advisor feature)

The Advisor is a Premium search tool for locating foods and recipes based on macro values or custom macros.
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Logging Food

Logging food and meals is the most important part of carb tracking!
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Tutorial Video 2 - Logging Foods

Video walk through: Learn to find and log foods like a pro!
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Quick Find Foods

The Quick Find feature allows you to quickly look up foods that you've favorited, viewed recently, or logged frequently.
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Add a food to your favorites

Select the More Options (⋮) button in the top right corner of the food view and select Add to Favorites.
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View and access food "favorites"

Navigate to Foods > Quick Find > Favorites to find your list of favorite foods. Tap any selection to open it for editing or log it.
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Removing a food log entry

Click the More Options (⋮) button to the right of any food entry, and choose "Delete"
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Modifying a Food Log Entry (View, Edit, Copy to Another Day, or Delete)

Click the More Options (⋮) button to the right of any food log entry to access view, edit, copy, and delete options.
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Creating a Custom Recipe

Navigate to the Food section and use the + button to select Recipe.
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Adding a recipe to your daily log

To add a custom recipe, navigate to Foods > My Foods > Recipes. For a Premium recipe, navigate to Foods > Recipes & Meal Plans.
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Creating a Custom Food

Use the Custom Food option in the Foods section to add a custom food.
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Creating a Custom Meal

Use the Meal option in the Foods section to add a custom meal.
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Logging a Custom Food or Meal

Navigate to the Foods section, open your custom food or meal, then select Add.
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Creating a Custom Meal Plan

Premium users can generate a custom meal plan, or use our exclusive curated meal plans.
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Modifying a custom food, recipe, meal, or meal plan (View, Edit, Delete)

Navigate to Foods > My Foods. Choose the appropriate subtab, tap the More Options (⋮) button, then select View/Edit/Delete.
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Removing a custom meal plan

You can delete all planned meals or just those from a specific day.
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Generate a custom shopping list

Premium users can create custom shopping lists using the Shopping List feature
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Change Portion Size

In any "Add Food" customization screen, use the left/middle columns to choose portion quantity; the right column to choose portion units.
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Logging a food by scanning it's barcode

On mobile devices, you can easily look up branded foods by scanning a product's barcode with your device's camera.
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Logging a food or meal by taking a picture of it

Log foods by simply taking a picture of them using Carb Manager's advanced image recognition technology!
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Using the "Say" Feature

The Say feature allows you to add foods as you would in everyday, natural language.
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Snapping a Picture of Foods

Log foods by simply taking a picture of them using Carb Manager's advanced image recognition technology!
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Sorting and organizing "My Foods"

Tap the down arrow in My Foods and sort by food name or folder
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Manually modify a food's nutritional information

Find and open the food as normal. Tap More Options (⋮) in the upper right corner, and select Quick Edit Nutrients
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Changing Meal Names or Reordering Meals

You can edit the names of meals, or change the order of meals, using the Advanced tab under Settings.
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Configuring Meal Timing

Premium subscribers can change the time of the day when meals occur, allowing for more personalized food logging.
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Viewing a meal's nutrition information

View nutritional information for an entire meal under Foods > My Foods > Meals > More Options > View
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Find a Premium Recipe

Browse, search or use our Advisor tool to find the perfect Premium recipe for your next meal
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Setting Meal Reminders

On mobile devices, you can set meal logging reminders to help keep you on track.
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Importing Recipes

Premium members can import recipes from other websites using the website's URL.
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FAQs

What are kiloJoules?

KiloJoules are used in some countries as a measure of energy, just as kiloCalories (Calories) are used in the U.S.
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What do the Keto "grades" on foods and recipes mean? How are they determined?

We use a proprietary formula based primarily on the food's macros and glycemic load.
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I'm using the free version of the app. Why can't I log foods on future dates?

To plan future meals, a Premium membership is required.
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Why is my calorie budget so low?

If you set a very aggressive weight loss goal, your calorie budget will be set very low to meet that goal
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Can I customize meal plans to be gluten-free or dairy-free?

Absolutely, just use the meal plan Generator, and select Dairy, Gluten, or Wheat from the Intolerances/Aversions drop down.
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What is the Smart Macros setting?

Smart Macros automatically recalculates your macros goals based on your profile, current weight, and macros ratios.
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Can I import recipes?

Yes, Premium members can import recipes from websites.
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I live in the UK. Should I track net carbs or total carbs?

Users in the United Kingdom should track net carbs.
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What do the different carb types mean? (Total carbs, net carbs, diabetes carbs)

What's the difference between total carbs, net carbs, and diabetes carbs? How are they calculated?
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How do I change or customize my macros?

Visit Settings > Macros, find the Carbs: Protein: Fat ratio, and enter your desired ratio.
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Why are some foods missing sugar alcohol info?

Some of our data sources do not include sugar alcohols in the nutrition information.
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Why is there sometimes a small (1g) difference between my foods and meal totals?

This is due to numbers being rounded, which can be disabled.
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How do I edit or delete custom foods, meals, or recipes from My Foods?

Use the ⋮ button to access the Edit or Delete options.
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