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changing weights of ingredients for 'recipe' section Leah73 — Sep 11, 2019 05:40PM PDT

Hi There,
Trying to add a recipe from a cook book. I need to add 2Kg of pork in a slow cooker.. When i try to add the pork in, the only allowance is 4oz.. how can i make an amendment??

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Opal MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 11, 2019 05:51PM PDT

Hi there,

Currently, the choices in the “Serving Size” area are limited to the options entered when the food item was created. If the MyFitnessPal team created the entry, the Serving Size field might contain multiple options. If another user entered the item there is typically only one choice.

By manipulating the “number of servings” value, you can log different serving sizes. So, if the serving size is 1 cup, and you use 3/4 of a cup, enter .75 as the number of servings. Some versions of our app may present the option to enter fractions, as well as decimals.

The serving size options will also include a single-unit option: for example, an item created with a 10 ounce serving size will also offer a 1-ounce serving size. It may be helpful to choose this single-unit option, and then use the number of servings as a multiplier.

If you are looking for a different serving size (for instance, ounces instead of grams), examine some of the other items in the search results. One or more may include your preferred unit of measurement. We are looking into adding a feature to convert serving size choices in future updates.

If you find you are constantly adjusting the number of servings on a particular item, you may prefer to save your adjusted item as a meal for easier reference.

We also offer the option of creating a new food item with the portion size you would like. Instructions for creating a food item can be found here

Best Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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