MyFitnessPal is hands down the best free app that I’ve used to track your macros on a daily basis. This powerful tool allows you to easily select and record the food you eat. It then gives you a simple chart that tells you exactly how many carbs, proteins and fats you have eaten that day as a % and in grams.
It’s super easy to use and you can save meals that you eat frequently. It allows you to scan bar-codes if a food item is not in the database. You can also upload recipes which can be edited.
Once you set up a few of your regular foods, keeping track of your macros (carb/protein/fat) becomes a matter of a few taps. I’ve been using the free version of MyFitnessPal and find it covers all my needs.
This app is a must for anyone who is serious about weight loss using the
How To Set Up MyFitnessPal For The Ketogenic Diet:
Be aware that MyFitness Pal shows Total Carbs NOT Net Carbs in the carbohydrate numbers and graph. You can either subtract the fiber which is listed under the “nutrients” tab or set a goal for your Total Carbs not net carbs.
Set up your own macro goals within the Goals section to suit the Ketogenic Diet.
From the Home screen, click on More, then select Goals, select Kilojoule, Carbs, Protein and Fat Goals, tap any of the macros (e.g. Fat) to adjust the ratio %:
(Carb 10%, Protein 15%, Fat 75%)