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It is annoying due to someone who registers sloppy data. FieldEn303 — Jul 13, 2017 12:55AM PDT

A lot of the same goods are registered in the food database, and only the ones with a complicated ingredient table. So, I want to make personal data, but "There is something of the same name", the operation will be stopped. I want to make personal data without referring to the database of MyFitnessPal.

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Jul 13, 2017 01:13PM PDT

Hi FieldEn303,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. There are a few different ways you can log personal foods into your Food Diary, however the individual food items will need to be added to our Food Database in order to have them contributed to your My Foods or My meals lists.

Some members prefer to add a personal unique “code” of sorts when creating foods for their database that they know is exclusive to them, so that they can create the item with a unique name in the database (and not get the “there is something of the same name” alert), and have the additional benefit of knowing that it is the item they created. Some members choose a random assortment of numbers/letters and some choose a phrase.

Once you have created the food item, it will automatically be displayed in your “My Foods” list. From that point, you can log directly from your list instead of searching the database for that item.

If you already have food items you log (whether you created them in the database or not) regularly (whether that means you regularly eat some foods together (like cereal and milk, or bread, peanut butter, and jelly) or eat the same thing for lunch every day), you can save groups of food times a Meal.

To create a Meal, just log the items you’d like to combine to one section of your diary, then:
On the Web: Click “Quick Tools” then “Remember Meal”, give the meal a name, and click either the green “Save Meal” button to save as a new meal, or click the green “Or, Replace An Existing Meal” button to do as the name suggests.
In our apps: Tap the “Edit” or Pencil button, tap the selection box next to each item you’d like to include in the remembered meal. You can select items from the same diary meal, or include items from multiple meals, tap the “Save Meal” button (fork and knife around a plus symbol), give the meal a name, and tap “Save New” or tap “Save as..” to replace an existing meal (iOS apps, tap the check mark). In the apps, you can also quickly create a meal from all of the items logged in one diary category, tap the “More” button under that meal.

Hope this helps give you some options! We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!


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