how do I know if a food is "ketogenic" using Cronometer

I have been viewing a number of Youtube videos produced by health care practitioners who have recommended using Cronometer for a number of functions but primarily for managing a Ketogenic dietary discipline. In a recent discussion identifying "Ketogenic" foods, one DC suggested using the Cronometer to identify such foods. Does anyone know how to do this?


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    @tomd4re ,
    There is not "Ketogenic" foods per se marked on Cronometer, however to adhere to a Ketogenic Diet more easily, you can set your profile settings to "High fat/Ketogenic". To learn more about a Ketogenic Diet, I would suggest finding a Professional on our help page https://cronometer.com/#help to assist you on your Ketogenic journey. @Frank might be able to help you with any specific Ketogenic questions on these forums as well.

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    Generally, individual foods are not ketogenic. Your daily macros are what determine your ketone levels. That said, your daily macros are determined by the sum of the individual foods you eat. To eat ketogenically, you need to set a strict limit on the number of carbs you eat. What your personal limit is could be different from mine, since there is a lot of individual variety. Generally people allow between 20-50 grams of carbs per day.

    You should aim to hit a certain consumption of protein per day. This varies much more than carbs and depends on your lean muscle mass, digestion, and metabolism. There are lots of keto macro calculators on the web. For example, here is one:


    You use fat as much or as little as you want to hit your daily calories goal, if you have one. The best thing to do is to buy a ketone meter, like the Precision Xtra (don't use it for blood glucose monitoring since it is terribly inaccurate for that).

    So, once you've done everything above, you need to enter everything you eat into cronometer and then look at your macros each day and see how you're doing.

    There are other ways to do this. Some people calculate their macros as a percent of total calories. But I wanted to start you out with something basic.

    If you really want to find individual finds that are low in carb and high in fat and/or protein you can use a tool like this one:


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