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fiber kountrygurl65 — Mar 20, 2017 06:42PM PDT

can you add fiber to your nutrition log and how to

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Blake MyFitnessPal Agent Mar 21, 2017 08:54AM PDT

Hi,

Thank you for taking the time to post in the MyFitnessPal support center.

We actually do track fiber content as well, at least for those items that have been entered in with this information. You can view other nutritional information that we track online by going to “My Home” then “Reports” then “Nutrition”. There you can choose from the list of nutrients we track (by using the arrows next to calories to scroll through the list). You can also designate a time frame to view of that nutrient. So if you would like to view your fiber intake for the past month, just scroll to fiber and put in that time frame.

Also online, if you click “My Home” then “Food” then “Settings” you can customize your online food page to track any 5 nutrients from the list of nutrients we track to display on your food page, along side your calories. So, if you would rather track fiber instead of fats, you can swap this out.

If you like, you can also set your own nutritional goals for calories, sugar, fiber, carbs, and any other nutrient that we track. To customize your targets, please see these instructions.

Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.

We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as:

Calories Consumed (Food) – Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net Calories

What that means is that if you exercise, you will be able to eat more for that day. For example, if your Net Calorie goal is 2000 calories, one way to meet that goal is to eat 2,500 calories of food, but then burn 500 calories through exercise. In accordance with the most recent research in health and nutrition, we do not recommend that women consume fewer than 1200 calories, or men fewer than 1500 calories, on a given day.

Think of your Net Calories like a daily budget of calories to spend. You spend them by eating, and you earn more calories to eat by exercising. When your calories increase, your nutritional goals will also automatically increase, regardless of whether you have customized them.

Please note, our database is compiled two different ways. We research and add many of the items, but we do also allow our members to help the database grow. Some of the foods in our database are submitted by other members. For the most part, our members are just as precise as we are. However, there will may be some entries that are inaccurate or incomplete. On our website at www.myfitnesspal.com, when you view the nutritional food of an item, there is a link you can click to confirm that the nutritional information is correct. For each item, we then display on the web how many times it has been confirmed by other members – this gives you an idea of whether the nutritional information is accurate or not. If, on the other hand, you find an item that is inaccurate, you can edit it yourself to provide the correct information.

If you notice an incorrect entry and would like to edit it, go to the “Food” tab. After you click the “Food” tab, a link for the “Database” should appear directly under the “Food” tab. Click on the “Database” link.

Type the item you would like to edit into the “search our food database” and click “Search”. Find the item in the matching search results and click onto it.

After you click on the item, another page with the item’s nutritional information should appear on the right hand side. To the right of the nutritional facts should be a green “edit” button. Click on the “Edit” button, and another page should appear. There you should be able to edit the incorrect information. Make sure you click the green “Save Changes” button when you have finished.

Blake
MyFitnessPal Staff

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