Free carb counter apps for your low-carb diet

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Which apps can help you set and keep track of your macros?


When I’m trying to control my blood sugar, the best route for me is watching my carbohydrate intake.

Ingesting excess carbohydrates can lead to high blood sugar, which as all kinds of complications for someone with type 2 diabetes.

There are lots of free carb counter apps out there that can help you reach your goals. 

Why should you use free carb counter apps?

Whether you’re trying to get a handle on your blood sugar, or you’re trying to lose weight, there are tons of free apps out there that help you measure your macros.

Why make it hard when you can help some help doing the manual calculations

Here are some free carb counter apps that I found helpful. 

Carb Manager: Keto Diet App 

This app has readings that are easy to display and keeps things easy to read at a glance. - Keto Diet Tracker

This app is the world’s most comprehensive and easy to use net and total carb counter according to the developers.

One benefit of this app is that it counts net carboydrates, so you don’t have to do the calculation on your own.

They have compiled over 1 millions foods with verified carb counts to help you keep track with your low carb lifestyle. – Keto Diet Tracker

Carb Manager: Keto Diet App

This app allows you to personalize your macro goals to your body type and activity level. You can use their simple search engine to input food and beverages and scan product barcodes.

The search suggestions even mark foods to avoid so that you can maintain your daily goal.

It also has options for exercise tracking and water tracking.

Ketogenic Keto Diet food list

Ketogenic Keto Diet food list app

This app helps you plan out what foods you can purchase, and gives you a checklist on keto-friendly items.

Although not a complete tracker, it can help you with your grocery shopping and show you what items to stick with. 

Keto diet & Ketogenic recipes

Keto diet & Ketogenic recipes app

This app puts Keto recipes at your fingertips. It’s a helpful app when you get stuck about what to eat and you need some inspiration. 

The app also provides some essential info about the Keto diet like what is ketosis, how to reach ketosis and track it, the benefits of Keto based on science.

It includes food lists to help you prepare to get into ketosis. It’s great for keto beginners who need a little more explanation about the process. 

MacroTrak – Macro Tracker

MacroTrak - Macro Tracker

This app is simple and easy helping you to track your maros and caloric intake throughout the day to meet fitness goals.

It doesn’t store personal information on servers, so your data stays safe on your phone.

You can use the built-in macro calculator to determine macros or input the numbers you choose.

Then just pick your foods and your stats will change as you add things. 

Lifesum: Diet Plans & Recipes 

The Lifesum: Diet Plans & Recipes app

This free carb counter app is great as a diet planner, food tracker, calorie counter and healthy recipes app.

You can track the small habits and make a big difference.

The app will help you find a diet plan best suited for your lifestyle and give you tips, reminders and a food diary to help you stay on track.

So which app should you choose?

No matter which free carb counter apps you use – you have to choose one that works best for you your lifestyle.

All of these apps have great features, it’s just up to you to choose which one will work best for you.

Just keep in mind, that you can always change until you find something that works for you. 


Free apps that will help you count your macros for ketogenic or low-carb diets.


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9 Responses

  1. I have used My Fitness Pal for over a year and just got tired of it not tracking my Net Carbs. Now, I am using Carb Manager and I am getting used to it and like it a lot.

    1. Same here! I love MFP, and I will totally go back to it if they ever track net carbs, but it was such a pain to do it myself.

  2. Honestly, I should get these apps even though I don’t limit my carbs—because so many people I know and love do! It’s tough to balance everyone’s dietary needs when they come over for dinner, but having a list of keto-friendly ingredients, for example, would make it easier.

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