tbell, if you are adding "free" carbs you will be fine. The online is programmed to a "set" number which doesn't allow for any overage. Each food item is programmed into the system with it's carb value so it can't allow for the "free" items. Keep that in mind when your online "coach", which is also programmed to set numbers, makes a correction. You are still doing fine and will continue to have results. The online is strict and won't allow for a few carbs over but that keeps us accountable. Hope this helps. Join me Tuesday night in the chat room at 7:30 central and we can discuss it further.