Cronometer is a free online tool (there is also an app for $2.99) that is essential in tracking your dietary intake. It is quite versatile and this is my guide to customizing it for a cancer fighting ketogenic diet.
- First sign up.
- Go into your settings ->Profile + Targets and set your weight, height, birthday and activity level.
You may want a weight goal as maintain, gain or lose depending on your needs.
3. The box titled “Macronutrient Targets” should be adjusted as follows:
Select “Keto Calculator”
Under the Keto Program select “Custom”
Protein should be 0.8 grams per kilogram (unless specified by your doctor- I will go up to 1.2g/kg if there is a clear need). Calculate this by multiplying your weight in kilograms by 0.8
Turn off the athletic bonus
Put in 20g of carbs
In the Tracking Carbohydrates: Check exclude only on Fiber
You may now enter foods as you eat them in your food diary.
It is best at first to log foods before you eat them.