Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Overview

Atkins Diet, also called as the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is generally a low carbohydrate diet that is promoted by Dr. Robert Atkins from the Weill Cornell Medical College. Atkins stumbled upon a research paper in the 1958 Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Alfred Pennington entitled as “Weight Reduction” which he subsequently used to treat his own weight issue. Atkins then wrote several books starting with the Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution in 1972 which he later modified in his 2002 book. The Atkins diet consists of consuming little carbohydrates to shift the body’s metabolism from converting glucose as Continue Reading →

Easy Ways to Cut Carb Cravings

Without a doubt, carbohydrates belong on a whole different level of foods that people can’t help but overeat. French fries, chocolates, pizza slices, pastas, coffee drinks, bread and pastries are only a few examples of high carbohydrate foods that can cause obesity and other weight related issues. According to a study, these foods combined with fat and salt affect a person’s nervous system just like what cocaine does to the brain. So for this week, I thought I could help you (and myself as well) in looking for ways on how we can cut back on carb cravings to effectively Continue Reading →

Foods with the Highest Carbohydrates Content

          Despite popular opinion, carbohydrates are not all that bad. They are necessary for human development, blood clotting and other immune system processes. Lack of carbohydrates can result to issues on the aforementioned systems but this is unlikely. In this age, it’s more likely that we consume more carbohydrates than what our body needs. When this happens, we are more susceptible to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Thus, extreme caution and conscious effort should be placed on what we take into our body. For this post, we’d like to share to you Continue Reading →

iPhone version 4.1

We fixed a few issues in version 4.0 and are waiting for Apple to approve the release. – Fixed weight chart crash. Some customers have sent feedback to us saying that the chart option under Weight tab closes the app. We have fixed this issue. – Fixed sync issues. For customers outside the US, sync should work now with this release. – Updating daily carb goals updates the values in the Overview tab. In the previous release, the updates were visible when the app was launched the next time.

iPhone app Version 4.0 has been approved

We submitted version 4.0 to Apple last week and it is ready for release. We change the user interface to have new icons. We like the new ones as they are more colorful and indicate the actions better. The app can now sync data (two-way) to our website www.carbscontrol.com. This allows the app to share data with multiple devices. Changes made to the app in an iPhone can be seen in an iPad. Also, this allows the app data to be restored to a new device. We are working on an Android update and will soon release it. The food Continue Reading →

Android App 2.1 released

CarbsControl carb counting app for Android version 2.1 is now available for download at Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. We have made user interface improvements to the app. We added new icons and rearranged the Overview tab for easy viewing of meal carb totals and net carb values. We updated the food database and made the food searches faster. There is a new weight tracking module with charts to track your progress.