Adapting MyFitnessPal for Keto diets

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Adapting MyFitnessPal for Keto diets

Honestly, you’re better off using a program like Cron-o-Meter. It supports net carbs on the web and the mobile app and does a much better job. See my review of Cron-o-Meter here.

If you do still want to use MyFitnessPal:

  1. Do the install, as instructed on this page 
  2. Next you’ll want to set up your “macros” in MyFitnessPal:Go to: Home -> Goals -> Change Goals
    Select “Custom” and click continue
    I have mine set up as 70% Fat, 25% Protein and 5% Carbs.
  3. You also need to add Fiber as a column to track so the script can calculate Net Carbs for you:Go to: Food -> Settings
    Add Fiber to your list of nutrients to track. Make sure you at least have carbs, fiber, fat and protein selected. These are what you need to track for a low carb or ketogenic diet.

It ends up with a cool pie graph and net carbs on the tables (this is for a full day on Ketofood, plus a pepperjack cheese stick as a snack… and 30 minutes of intense elliptical exercise):

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About the Author:

Chris Bair is a computer geek and system administrator for his “day job”. He became involved in the powdered foods (aka “soylent”) movement in January 2014, originally with a conventional recipe and later switching to a high fat, low carb “ketogenic” variant on October 2014. In January 2015 he created the recipe for Keto Chow and released it without restriction for anyone to use, at the same time he began mixing the recipe up for people that wanted a finished product and has seen steady growth in the business every month since. Chris has lived in Utah for most of his life, except for a few years living in Chile where he learned Castillian. Chris and his wife have two sets of twins with a couple singltons thrown in for good measure.


  1. […] I also need to track how many carbs I’m eating and it does a good job of that. There’s some settings and a userscript that enhance MFP for keto diets. It’s particularly nice to be able to scan a barcode to add […]

  2. Hi January 23, 2015 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I do not speak computer. On an ipad, is there any hope of explaining it ,how to “do th install” ,went to the page for that but no clue:(

    • chris January 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      The instructions are only for desktop computers, sorry.

  3. n/a October 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    I am having some issues with the graph at the bottom- it looks like for the % by calorie chart at the bottom you are using approximately 4.5 calories/gram for fat instead of 9 calories. Did I install it incorrectly, or is there a way to fix it?

    • Chris October 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      I’m not configuring the graph so I’m not sure what you mean.

  4. Betty October 26, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Do I need to purchase premium My Fitness Pal to calculate net carbs?

  5. Betty October 26, 2017 at 8:54 am - Reply

    I’m have problems setting up net carbs with MFP. I like to use it because it links with Apple Watch.

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