1/25/2018 2 Comments
Adding Food and Tracking in MFP
When you click your Diary for the day you will see calories at the top of the screen. Tap “EDIT” at the top left of your screen and Change Summary to Macronutrients. You will now see your macros and calories that are remaining for the day.
To ADD FOOD:
Click “+Add Food” under your meal of choice.
From here you can either type in a specific food in the “Search for Food” area or you can scan the barcode on the packaging using the SCAN button on the top right of your screen.
If the food you are looking for doesn’t come up when you type it in, click “Search” at the bottom right of the screen and MFP will use their database to find options.
Choose one of the options and click on it to see the breakdown of calories, macros and micronutrients. This is important as some people will enter foods into the database with little or no additional information other than calories. Compare the food you plan to eat with what is in MFP before choosing your food.
Once you find an option that is the same as the food you are eating, click the “CHECK” at the top right corner of your screen.
The option you selected is now checked. Click “Add” at the bottom right of the screen for the food to be entered into your meal.
You will now see your food in the meal you selected. Below the name of the meal (circled in red) you will see the percentage of carbs, fat and protein. Tap the word “Breakfast” and change the view to Macros (in grams). This now tells you how many of each macro is being eaten for that meal. The top of your screen (circled in yellow) has now changed and deducted the foods you’ve logged to show the macros you now have remaining for the day.
The object of each day is to get each number at the top of the screen +/-5g on each macro. Don’t worry if the calories are off. If you are hitting your macros within 5g, your calorie intake is good.
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