Carbohydrate Counters, Tips and Tools

Learn to count carbohydrates or net carbs with these resources

Do you need a quick and easy carbohydrate counter for weight loss? Or perhaps you need to count net carbs in order to stick to the Atkins plan and lose weight. These links will take you directly to online tools for counting carbs. You'll get an instant answer so that you know the carbohydrate content in each food and also the number of net carbs that it provides.

With each listing you'll also find some quick tips so that you can use the carb tool more quickly and effectively. Then get carb counting advice and information about net carbs and glycemic index to help you manage your weight more effectively.

The Calorie Count Food Search Tool

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Simply type in the name of a food and you get instant information about the carbohydrate count of that item, along with calorie, fat and protein counts as well.  This is a great online tool (and app) for people who want brand-specific data and information about restaurant foods. 

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SuperTracker Food Tracker

The free online carbohydrate counter at ChooseMyPlate.gov is a great tool for comparing the carb content or simply the nutritional value of different foods. To use the tool, simply type in the name of the first food and click "go." Then click on the "Nutrient Info" tab to get details about carbohydrate content and other nutritional data. To compare foods, click on the "Compare Foods" tab and type in another food name. You can also use this comprehensive website to manage diet and health goals for you or your children.

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Carbohydrate Counting - American Diabetes Association

If you are counting carbohydrates to manage diabetes, this informative web page gives you all the information you need from a reputable source. The American Diabetes Association helps you to start counting carbs, and provides advice about how to find low-carb foods. You'll also find a list of common foods that contain a small amount of carbohydrates.

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Atkins Online Net Carbohydrate Counter

This carb counting tool is quick and easy. Simply type in the name of the food you are interested in and click "add to my list." You'll get instant data about the number of net carbs in each food. You will not get a listing of total carbs from this carb counting tool, but data about net carbs only. If you're following the Atkins diet, net carbs matter most, so this tool is especially helpful for dieters following that plan.

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Atkins Carb Counter (Download)

This is a downloadable list of foods is not a searchable database. But it can be very helpful if you're counting net carbs and you don't have web access or wifi to search an online database. However, keep in mind that like other Atkins tools, the food list provides net carbs for each food and not total carbs for each food. Net carbs are the result of taking the total carbohydrate count and subtracting fiber grams.

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How to Count Net Carbs

Do carbohydrates matter most or do net carbs matter more when you're trying to slim down? Carbohydrate lingo can be confusing. Learn the difference between different types of carbs so that you don;t waste any time and you only count the carbs that matter. 

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Carb Counting Tips to Lose Weight

If you are just starting the weight loss process and you've decided to cut back on carbs, this is the perfect place to begin. You'll learn how to cut net carbs or total carbs and get tips to use carb counting tools correctly. You'll also find basic information about good carbs and bad carbs, net carbs and low carbohydrate diets to make sure that your weight loss process is successful.

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Verywell Low Carb Diets

Looking for delicious low carb recipes? Verywell provides everything you need to follow a  low carb diet. You'll find plenty of easy-to-fix recipes and each one includes detailed carbohydrate information. This resource also provides broad nutritional information for many foods and recipes so that for people who are counting carbs are successful.

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