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Entering food wackyleatha — Aug 09, 2017 01:15AM PDT

how do I enter the food I have ate?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 09, 2017 10:29AM PDT

To add food to your diary, simply take the following steps:

On the Web

Click on the “Food” tab, then click “Add Food” under the meal you’d like to log.

In our latest iOS and Android Apps

Tap the large blue “+” button, and then tap “Food.” Select a meal category and then tap in the field, “Search for a food” at the top of the next page.
Or, on the Diary page, tap “+ Add Food” under a meal category in your diary.

To search for food, type the food name in the search field. You can enter brand names or just keywords. Then, tap the “Search” button. For greater convenience, our iOS and Android apps support searching by scanning an item’s barcode.

Tap on a matching search result, then adjust the Number of Servings or Serving Size to reflect how much of that item you’ve eaten.

That’s it. Your food will be logged in your diary.

Pro Tip: Our database has an enormous number of food items. You may improve your search results by adding terms like “uncooked,” “cooked,” “raw” or “generic” (for instance “apple generic”) if your initial search does not provide the specific item you are seeking.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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HildyM114 Dec 28, 2017 08:34AM PST

I am using an Android tablet. When I press the blue + button, I do not get anything that says food. I get several icons at the buttom that give you water, weight, and some other things. Not food.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 28, 2017 09:43AM PST


Thanks for following up with us. Would you please click here to reach us via email and attach a screenshot of what’s being displayed on your device. Please also let us know whether you are seeing the same behavior when using your tablet in portrait view as well as in landscape.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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