Did You Know You Can Add & Rename Meals in MyFitnessPal?

Steven Spraragen
by Steven Spraragen
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Did You Know You Can Add & Rename Meals in MyFitnessPal?

Hi guys, I’m back with another MyFitnessPal user power tip!

To get you up and running on Day One, every new MyFitnessPal account offers slots for logging Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks. We’ve learned over the past few years that these are the typical slots users want to see—and most users don’t seem to have any desire to change them. But, like many others areas of the app, these meal names can be customized to meet your personal needs. You can even add up to two additional meal slots.

Personally, my meals are Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, Beverages, and Supplements. But you can feel free to be as creative as you’d like—maybe you’d rather call Breakfast your Morning Munch, for example. You can name your meals to suit your eating habits, just note that the name change will affect every day of your diary; it’s not possible to have different meal names on different days.

Here’s how to add and rename meals in MyFitnessPal in two simple steps.

Step 1: Login to MyFitnessPal To get started, you’ll need to access your MyFitnessPal account in a web browser. If you predominantly use the web version of MyFitnessPal, you may have already figured out how to rename your meals. For those of you on mobile only, here’s a reason to get cozy with your computer for a few minutes.

Step 2: Add and rename meals Once you’ve logged in, click “My Home”, then “Settings”, then “Diary Settings.” There you can change your existing meal names, and add meals to the two optional slots. The next time you log in on the web or one of our mobile apps, your diary will reflect the changes.

What have you named your meals? Share your choices in the comments!

About the Author

Steven Spraragen
Steven Spraragen

Steven Spraragen is the Customer Happiness Lead at MyFitnessPal, where teaching users about MyFitnessPal is his passion. Prior to joining MyFitnessPal he trained customers for Apple, Inc., and acting students for New York University and California Institute of the Arts. 


14 responses to “Did You Know You Can Add & Rename Meals in MyFitnessPal?”

  1. Avatar peejaygee1 says:

    I have breakfast, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.

  2. Avatar Chris M. says:

    Added elevensies. Now I’m a happy hobbit.

  3. Avatar jamsknit1 says:

    Great to know. Future add – when copying a meal or line items to a meal to another day, I would love to be able to choose not ony the day, but the meal (i.e. I want to copy elements of today’s dinner to tomorrow’s lunch).

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    • Avatar Paul Williams says:

      I don’t know how to do this from the computer, but from my smart phone, I can post for instance today’s dinner or parts of it into tomorrow’s dinner, and then can move it to a different meal. Don’t know if that’s helpful, 2 months later….

  4. Avatar Samantha Packman-Fullbrook says:

    Yeah i added drinks. But i suppose if you work nights, your BREAK fast would be late in the afternoon after some sleep??

  5. Avatar FeenieVonKarma says:

    Yeah, I found out about this shortly after joining. Mine are Breakfast, Mid-morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack (though I rarely use this one), Dinner, and Evening (or you could call it supper, usually includes things like hot chocolate, tea, biscuits etc). Works for me! 🙂

  6. Avatar Andrew Parmet says:

    Can you add new meal categories, and then arrange the placement of them? For example, if I want to add a “Morning Snacks” meal, can I add that and then move it in-between breakfast and lunch?

  7. Avatar Kristen says:

    Can you give further directions? I am not seeing this as an option. I use the phone app. Thanks!

  8. Avatar Speaker Greg Scott says:

    This doesn’t work on the iPad version. 🙁

  9. Avatar Vonnie says:

    Yay spent ages searching for this, changed mine to Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Time, Dinner, Evening Snack & drinks. Thanks for the tip!

  10. […] can also create a custom meal category for Beverages, or even exclusively for Water. Once a custom Water meal is in place, users of our […]

  11. Avatar Claudia says:

    My meals are for the most part the same each day. Is there way I can copy a full day of food to the next day? And/or create a “meal” that has all I eat in one day? Specifically, I am trying to do this on a one-step click. Thank you!

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