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Logging new day's meals/foods billandevie — Dec 06, 2018 10:30AM PST

I am new to this. The program goes to "today".....but what do I do to enter my meals and foods?. Thanks

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 06, 2018 12:03PM PST

Hello,

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. Instructions on how to do so are here

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.

All the best,
Maximiliano
MyFitnessPal Staff

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