Track carbohydrates as total carbs or net carbs in the Profile + Targets tab.
Total carbs includes all types of carbohydrates in your carb target, including fiber. Use the drop-down list to track carbohydrates as total carbs.
Net carbs include only digestible carbohydrates in your carb target. Using net carbs can lead to more accurate energy estimates from carbs, since dietary fiber provides less energy than digestible forms of carbohydrates, like starches and sugars.
By default we use: Net Carbs = Total Carbs - Fiber - Sugar Alcohols
Customize your Net Carbs target to remove any combination of:
- Fiber - undigestible carbohydrates found in plants and isolated undigestible carbohydrates added to foods that have health benefits.
- Sugar Alcohols - sweeteners that are low energy substitutes for sugar. Also called polyols, sugar alcohols include erythritol, xylitol, maltitol, sorbitol and isomalt among others.
- Allulose - A type of sugar with 70% of the sweetness of white sugar and only 0.2 kcal/g. Used as a low energy sugar substitute.
- Fructose - A sugar that does not raise blood glucose in the same way as other sugars and therefore has benefits for glycemic control, provided carbohydrate intake does not exceed one's needs.
Use the Reset Defaults button in the Tracking Carbohydrates section to remove your custom settings and revert back to this Net Carbs calculation.
Please note, European and Australian nutrition labels list carbohydrates as net carbs (Total Carbs - Fiber), and have a separate fiber value.