Alcohol & Caffeine - Why doesn't My Fitness Pal track this data? talk2stu — Nov 09, 2018 05:15AM PST
Why doesn't My fitness pal track the consumption of Alcohol and Caffeine as part of the nutrients section for each food item?
It occurs to me that it would be a simple development to add these fields to the database and in so doing would open the door for the collection of useful data. Tracking the amount of alcohol consumed on a night-out. Cross referencing the data with other apps (e.g. sleep). Providing warnings in relation to recommended consumption levels or individual set goals in relation to these chemicals etc.
3 Community Answers
Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 09, 2018 08:03AM PST
At this time, we currently do not track caffeine or Alcohol within the MyFitnessPal program. We will definitely consider adding the ability to do so as a future possibility.
For now, if you’d like to keep track of these within MyFitnessPal, we would recommend doing so via the Food Notes section. Or as an alternative, you may want to add a Meal category and label it something such as Caffeinated Beverages or Alcoholic Beverages.
To add to or change your meal names, log into your account on our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app.
Once you’ve logged in, click on “My Home”, then “Settings”, then “Diary Settings”. At the top of that page you can change your meal names, as well as add up to two additional meals. Be sure to save your changes.
The new meal names will then sync to our mobile app the next time the app has a valid internet connection.
In the meantime, thank you so much for using the program. Please let us know if you have any additional feedback, problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining all of your health and fitness goals.
All the best,
trimomlewis Dec 02, 2018 09:58AM PST
I would echo the benefit of adding this feature!
leebroderick Jan 10, 2019 05:35AM PST
I'll third this suggestion, as well. Alcohol and caffeine intake can have a significant impact on sleep and correlating this information could be very useful.
For example, if I consistently sleep poorly on days when I've had an extra cup of coffee then maybe I should avoid it, even if I'm already tired.