Filtering + Sorting Come To MyFitnessPal Restaurant Logging

Glennis Coursey
by Glennis Coursey
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Filtering + Sorting Come To MyFitnessPal Restaurant Logging

If you haven’t already heard, we recently released a new feature called Restaurant Logging.

We’ve been working on Restaurant Logging for a long time and have been so happy to hear from our users that it’s helped them stay on track when they’re eating out.

But started thinking…

We know people find it helpful to see calorie and nutrient information for menu items. But we wanted to make it even easier for our users to pick menu items that will keep them on track and help them hit their daily goals. So, that’s exactly what we decided to do.

We can’t wait for you to try the latest updates to Restaurant Logging: Filtering and Sorting.

Up First: Filtering

It’s lunchtime and you head to your go-to spot with a plan to eat a meal between 400–600 calories. You know that’s a range that will keep you on track to hit your daily calorie goal. Viola! You now filter menus to display only items that fall within a certain calorie range.

free filter

Premium users can also filter by carbs, fat and protein.

premium filter

Choose Your Sort Order

You can also choose how you’d like menu items to be sorted. For example, if you’re watching your carb intake, it might be helpful for you to see items ordered from low to high in carbs. Or if it’s challenging for you to hit your daily protein goal, you can try sorting from high to low in protein.


A Quick Note

We wanted to give you as much flexibility as possible to transform menus so they fit your unique goals. That’s why you can choose to filter or sort menus, or — if you’re feeling wild — can do both at the same time.

If you’re getting started with Restaurant Logging and need some guidance, this page will help.

Your Custom Menu

When you’re done choosing how you’d like the menu filtered and/or sorted, just tap Apply in the top righthand corner of the screen. Like magic, the menu will now only show items that fit the criteria you’ve chosen.


The full menu will reappear if you tap the X in the light blue box.

The 411

Filtering and sorting are rolling out slowly on iOS, so don’t worry if you don’t see them in the app yet. You can enjoy our Restaurant Logging feature on Android today, and we’ll be adding Filtering and Sorting to that platform soon.

All Restaurant Logging features (including Filtering and Sorting) are currently only available in the United States. Stay tuned for updates on when these features will be available internationally.

Until next time, happy tracking!

About the Author

Glennis Coursey
Glennis Coursey

Glennis has developed digital health coaching programs that have empowered thousands of people to live healthier lives. She was the Coaching Director at Sessions and Coaching Lead at MyFitnessPal. Currently she’s a Product Manager at Under Armour Connected Fitness, where she develops product for the world’s largest health and fitness community. Keep up with Glennis on Twitter: @glenniscoursey


7 responses to “Filtering + Sorting Come To MyFitnessPal Restaurant Logging”

  1. Avatar Lisa says:

    How about the ability to see a history of a food I’ve eaten?

  2. Will this ability to sort also be applied to just regular food searching? For instance, if you type in “banana bread” will you get to set those filters as well? Thanks!

  3. Avatar Karlo Garcia says:

    Hopefully not to long for MyFitnessPal Restaurant Logging International,please keep on updates when available 🙂

  4. Avatar Joanne Monette says:

    This app has helped me so often and in surprisingly creative ways. This past weekend, out for a celebration dinner, we went out to Outback steakhouse. I was able to use my app to find the right menu items. I was able to indulge in an informed way.

    Okay, despite my efforts to be good, I still ended up just a touch off my diet (when you’re hungry, it’s hard not to do damage at Outback). But I knew how far off I was in calories so I could calculate what I needed to do this week to get back on track.

    I love this tool because it helps me keep going. That’s the key in everything we want.

  5. Avatar RedCandy says:

    Hi, I love MFP so much that I bought the paid version. The customization really helps me follow my keto diet to a T. I tried out the new filter at Bonefish grill yesterday to find the lowest carb entree. It didn’t work so great because the filter didn’t separate the food types such as entree, salad, soups, desserts. Everything was mixed together. I had to scroll through cocktails, salad dressings, dipping oil, omelets, etc. Then I tried just entering “fish” in the search box and it pulled up anything that had “fish” in the title even if it wasn’t fish. For example, specific types of fish didn’t show up, like salmon, tilapia, etc. All I wanted was the entrees sorted by lowest carb first. If you could enable that sort of filter the app would be perfect. Thanks, and keep up the good work!

  6. Avatar Debbie Henry says:

    Is there a way to delete some food entries in my list of foods I ve already looked up ? I hate that these keep showing up when I tried to choose my foods to list for the day ! I ve changed what I eat for the better and sick of having to sort thru all bad choices listed/eaten at some time in the past. Thx Deb

  7. Avatar Anna Wagner says:

    I’d appreciate it if features were rolled out all at once. As an Android user, it’s annoying to see features or apps developed only them for to say “iPhone only right now” or “Android coming soon”.

    That said, filtering seems useful for those times when I am out at larger restaurants.

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