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Suggestion: Bring iOS functionality to MyFitnessPal web page btreadgold — May 14, 2018 06:16PM PDT


(1) It would be great if the MyFitnessPal web page had the ability to search for recently entered foods like the iOS app does without the need to scroll through pages of foods and select check boxes. I miss this functionality when using MyFitnessPal through a web page.

(2) A MyFitnessPal MacOS or Windows app may be able to provide the functionality requested in (1) above.


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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent May 15, 2018 08:05AM PDT


Thanks for getting back in touch with us.

Unfortunately, the Frequent and Recent lists are a bit constricted right now. They were originally created to automatically add to and delete based on frequency of use. However, since the lists can hold several items, this may take time before items start to automatically drop off the lists based on a lack of use.

Currently, you can only delete items from the frequent list, and this can only be done in our iPhone and iPad apps, or online, at (sign in with the same username and password as the app). Though, at times, when you delete them from the website, they may also delete from the app, this may not always be the case. Sometimes, the syncing between the two does not pick up the item has been deleted, and therefore they remain on the app, even though they’ve been deleted on the website.

The recent list can not be deleted from at all. We understand this can be a bit frustrating for our members who would like to organize their lists, and we are definitely looking into finding ways to add more controls as a future possibility. Sadly, until then, there really is not a good way to manage those lists.

The only alternative options we could offer would be to either create a new account, with all new lists, which unfortunately will cause you to lose all your other data as well. Or another option is you could start using the “meals” area as your main list of reference. The “meals” area is somewhat like a favorite lists. You can add just one item or several items as a meal. You can also name that item or list of items however you like, and you can delete from that area as often as you would like. The meals list is the one area you have the most control.

For example, you can create a Meal called “Two eggs and cereal” consisting of two eggs a bowl of cereal, and milk. You can then add this as a group, instantly, instead of adding each item separately. You can also save a single item as a meal, such as “My Favorite Milk.”

Instructions for creating a meal can be found in this article:

When you are logging food in the future, you’ll find your remembered meals in the “Meals” tab of the food search screen.

For information on editing or deleting remembered meals, please see this article:

Hope this helps to clarify,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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