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Measuring Recipes HeartBreakKid99 — Oct 05, 2018 06:52PM PDT

Currently the recipe only divides the total calories by the number of servings that you set for it. Well how the heck does someone know how many servings a homemade recipe makes? This is what makes counting calories so damn frustrating!! Why not add an option to add in the total weight of the recipe and then have it output the calories based on serving weight. Even if not accurate its much closer than us taking a HUGE wild guess of how many servings in a homemade recipe.

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 06, 2018 11:36AM PDT

Hello,

Because recipes list ingredients with various types of measurements (weight, volume, and so on) there is no way for the recipe editor to calculate how many servings of a particular size will result when the various items are combined.

If you’re not sure how many servings a recipe will produce, enter a best-guess number when you first create the recipe.

After the recipe is prepared, you can manually measure the number of servings that have been produced. Then, the recipe can be edited and the correct number of servings can be entered.

We would also recommend then putting in the actual serving amount in the title of the recipe to then remember how much each serving weighs.

Hope this helps to clarify,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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