Tracking carbs and foods?

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2013-12-31 06:52:51 -0600
Started 2013-12-23 05:03:50 -0600

Do any of you have a favorite website to track your carbs and foods you eat? I was using but they have updated it and I can no longer track it all including my blood sugar levels. I was just wondering what you guys used.

26 replies

jdenton360 2013-12-30 20:57:25 -0600 Report

If you have an iPhone there is a free app called go meals that tracks carbs protein & fats. It also tracks blood sugar readings & has an exercise log. I love the app :)

GabbyPA 2013-12-29 11:43:24 -0600 Report

OH, that is disappointing. I used to use Livestrong.

theladyiscrazy 2013-12-29 11:47:56 -0600 Report

They did switch me back to My Plate D and stated they were still working on the new set up. However, I am finding that their food listings are not always accurate, even when they have been "verified". I often see multiple "verified" entries for the exact same thing. :(

GabbyPA 2013-12-29 12:07:32 -0600 Report

That is too bad. I really was thrilled when they added the My Plate D to it. I find it easier to track on paper (I am so old school) but I did use his site on and off many times. Kind of fell out of touch with it after all his mess....but it is still a useful site in many ways.

Nanadiof3 2013-12-28 09:47:12 -0600 Report

I use the Lose It app. It is easy to use just scan any bar codes on the food or search for them and it lists everything for you. You can also put in your exercise and it estimates calories burned. I have lost 56 lbs since March this way

denipink57 2013-12-28 04:31:16 -0600 Report

i don't count carbs. i just eat healthy then hold my breath when i take my bs. works for me.

theladyiscrazy 2013-12-28 07:47:39 -0600 Report

You are braver than I am at the moment. LOL

denipink57 2013-12-28 07:56:28 -0600 Report

i just ordered a book off amazon on how to count carbs so no i am not brave i just don't know how to do it yet.

mike1967D2 2013-12-29 12:39:41 -0600 Report

That's okay. I took class with kaiser perm on counting carbs, but still don't really get it. Just not easy enough for me I guess. Plate method works better for me.

dagger1234 2013-12-24 12:24:06 -0600 Report

I use my net diary (for diabetics). It's white pricey though(10.00$) but you can sync it online and view your progress etc . I don't track it online much because I do it all on my phone.

denipink57 2013-12-23 21:36:20 -0600 Report

the only thing that i trust is a book i bought off Amazon. i don't trust websites. too much misinformation and even contradiction.

Glucerna 2013-12-23 10:09:10 -0600 Report

I know many people use or There are also several diabetes-specific apps for smartphones that you might look into. This is a good article with several suggestions: ~Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-23 09:28:03 -0600 Report

To track mine I use my log book and I built my own spreadsheet. I have found that some of the apps are too tiresome for me. I can carry the log book with me and if I am out somewhere, I don't have to fiddle with my phone if I have to test. I do have a meter that I can connect to my computer that keeps track also. This helps me keep accurate records in my log book.

theladyiscrazy 2013-12-23 09:32:44 -0600 Report

If you are out, how do you figure out how many carbs are in something? Or if you are home and making a recipe?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-12-23 10:17:52 -0600 Report

If you are eating in a resturant it is almost impossible to know how many carbs are in the foods because you didn't prepare it. I avoid, gravy, sauces and foods cooked in them. I know that many of the fast food places such as McDonalds, Quzinos, Dominoes, etc have the nutritional values of their foods on their websites if you look for that information. Go to that website. It should help you when cooking at home. are making dinner meats have no carbs. Some pork does, Poultry doesn't. Then look at the herbs and spices that you add to the meat. Then look at the veggies and the starch and that is how you determing the carbs in the meal. Hope that helps.

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