Welcome to Carb Manager 7 (CM7)! In this article, we will answer common questions about how to use to CM7, from users who are already familiar with CM6.
What's new In CM7?
🧠 Smart Search: Now you can use natural language in your search queries, and even include serving sizes. Give it a try. Search for:
- 2 eggs and a cup of coffee
- 12 almonds
- 1 oz butter
- Half avocado and 10 peanuts
✅ Multi-Add: This was a much-requested feature. Now, you can add foods directly from the food finder without having to open a food detail dialog. Just swipe right on the food, or tap the Multi-Add button, then tap the + button. Ta-da! The food, including the last serving size you selected, will be added to your daily log.
📅 Streaks, front and center: Stay motivated by seeing your streaks on the daily log. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle means building healthy habits, and keeping a streak going is the way to build habits.
🎯 Better Meal Goals: Now Premium members can set meal goals for every macro! Want to track carbs, fat, or protein per meal? Just go to Settings > Meal Goals to get started.
🥘 Food Insights: See which foods contributed the most to any macro or nutrient. Detect trends, look for hidden sources of carbs, and get a better picture of your overall diet. Find this in Goals > Insights > Foods.
🎓 New Learning Opportunities: Check out Keto Academy for an in-depth course of all things Keto, plus 37 recipe tutorials from our Keto chefs. And we've expanded and improved our articles collection to provide you more timely and informative health & wellness information.
🙌 Lots of smaller features:
- Customize the size of your water cups, and set a water volume goal
- Set foods to repeat every day or on specific days of the week (like Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)
- Connect Google Fit on any platform, including iOS and the web
- New features for people with diabetes, including HbA1c, eAG tracking, and the ability to specify insulin types
- Better accessibility: increase the app zoom level and font size for better readability (Settings > App Settings > Text Size)
- A last but not least, a fresh new UI, updated for the new decade
How do I add foods to my daily log?
Select the green + button then select the icon with the fork and spoon. This will open the food search window, where you can search our food database and see and create your own custom foods.
How do I scan a barcode?
Tap the green + button in the bottom tab bar and select the Scan button. The Snap feature can also be accessed via this button.
How do I find My Foods, Recipes, Meals, and Meal Plans?
Custom foods, recipes, meals, and meal plans are now all found in the main Food Search window, accessed by tapping the green + button as shown in this animation:
Where are my favorites?
Favorites can be found in the main food search window in the Quick Find tab. Or, you can have your favorites appear in the All tab my using the quick list selector.
How do I update my weight, measurements, or other health metrics daily?
My Measurements is now the Goals section found from the main navigation. There you can add your measurements, see your history, and also update your goals for measurements. If you're not seeing some measurements, try changing the time period you're viewing with the chips at top (last "1Mo", "3Mo", etc.)
- Select the Goals tab in the bottom tab bar
- Select + Add New Measurement
Did the food database change? Are serving sizes different?
The only change in the food database in CM7 is the addition of thousands of new foods and serving sizes. We didn't remove or change any existing foods or serving sizes.
How do I create a custom food, recipe, meal, or meal plan?
Select the green + button and open the main food search window. In the top right corner, you'll find a ⋮ button. Select this to find the buttons to create new foods, recipes, meals, and meal plans. Premium members can also Import a Recipe via this menu.
Where did the In Depth section go?
The In Depth section, which shows full nutrient details, macros percentages, and a breakdown of which foods contributed the most to each macronutrient total, can be found by scrolling down in the Daily Log and selecting the In Depth button.
How do I view meal nutrition details?
In the Daily Log go to the meal, and select the ⋮ button. In the menu, select the Meal Details button.
Where do I find the reports feature?
The feature to export reports has moved to the Goals section. Look for the ⋮ button then click the Export CSV button.
How do I plan foods?
We've simplified the plan foods feature. Now, you can log foods to future days in "plan" mode. Select the Show Advanced button in the food detail window to find this option. To see your planned totals, select the Planned option in the My Macros card in the Daily Log.
How do I increase the text size?
As a new feature in CM7, you can increase the text size. Click the Settings button in the top right corner of the screen, then go to App Settings and find the Text Size option.
How do I hide the new greeting and streaks?
Go to Settings (button in the top right corner of the screen) and then go to App Settings and turn off Enable Daily Log Greeting.
Where did the forums go?
We've improved our Groups feature, and this is now the exclusive way to chat in the app. If you'd like to continue to chat on the forums, you can find them at https://forums.carbmanager.com.