Fitness Pal Tips
Logging Meals and Tips
Logging Meals and Recipes
This is definitely a cumbersome task, however it is one that can be mastered easily. MFP has the ability to remember meals and recipes as you save them to make your life easier. I do not provide nutritional information for the recipes for the following reasons:
1. There are too many variables in which ingredients are not consistent from user to user. In order for the nutritional data to be accurate for your increased success rate, members must create their own meals and recipes with their actual ingredients.
2. As you go through the program, understanding the value of ingredients is priceless. Learning how to create your own recipes is a valuable tool that will be essential to your success as you begin creating your own meals and recipes
I have created a shortcut to importing RECIPES into the app. Please watch the video to see how this is done. Keep in mind that the recipe import is for DINNER RECIPES only and single portion entrees such as BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES AND MINIMEALS should be created as MEALS and not RECIPES. This is explained in the video.
I am unable to see your actual weight through the app. If you enter your weight daily it will only show a track record of the progress you’ve had in the newsfeed. I encourage weighing daily and changing your weight in the app. I still want you to text me your weight every morning even though you are logging it into MFP.
200 Calorie Buﬀer:
It is impossible to hit your exact caloric goal every single day, therefore you do get a 200-calorie window that you can aim to stay within. You should stay as close to your goal, but if you go over by 50 calories one day and under by 100 the next it will balance itself out. You should not, however, purposefully plan on going over by the full 200-calories every single day as that would change what your overall average is for the program.
Diary Notes Section:
This is a private area for members to record notes so you can look back at them later. No one else can view your recordings, so please don’t leave comments for me here. You can leave notes such as: “felt tired today” or “had lots of energy,” etc. This is a great spot to record your daily workouts. MFP offers a paid upgrade for the app and is not worth paying for. Recording your exercise in the notes section is a great option.