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Food Journal Day 6: App Fail

To correctly track my food portions in Carb Masters, I need to key in the following data for my foods. Not very helpful at all!

To correctly track my food portions in Carb Masters, I need to key in the following data for my foods. Not very helpful at all!

While I’ve tracked my food for the last six days, today seems like a real tracking day.  Thanks to the dental work, I was severely limited in the types of food I ate. Today is the first day I can eat normally.

I’m only half way through the day and all I can say is the Carb Master app is annoying as hell.

I love that it provides a net carb count. However, the food library, while large, doesn’t allow me to select my portion size. Example – today I ate 1/2 C of chopped cucumbers for a morning snack. The app provides pre-designated portions and 1/2 C is not an option. The solution, I created a customer food called “Chopped Cucumber” but I had to key in the data (Net Carbs, Calories, Fat, Saturated Fat, Protein, Sugars, Fiber, etc.).

I ended up asking The Google the nutrition info for 1/2 C of cucumbers and keyed those numbers into the app.

Really? The whole point of mobile apps is convenience.  It ended up taking about 15 minutes to key in everything (damn you auto correct!).

It took less than 1 minute to record my food in my Weight Watchers app. The food journal in My Fitness Pal got the job done easily enough. Hell, writing it down in my Fit Book took less time…just sayin’.

Adding a favorite recipe into Carb Master? Well you can name the recipe and the ingredient.  How much of an ingredient and how it’s prepared? Not so much. Ugh!

The carb count changes if you eat a vegetable raw, steamed, or grilled.  Yet, I can’t key in how to prepare those vegetables in a carb counting app. It’s almost as if the folks who created this app don’t know anything about low carb eating.

Carb Master is an epic fail.


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