Go Deeper on Your Carbs, Fat & Protein Intake with Our New Macronutrient Feature

Go Deeper on Your Carbs, Fat & Protein Intake with Our New Macronutrient Feature

Glennis Coursey
by Glennis Coursey
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Go Deeper on Your Carbs, Fat & Protein Intake with Our New Macronutrient Feature

We’re releasing multiple new features this summer that are available as part of our MyFitnessPal Premium subscription! This month, it’s all about macronutrients. Premium members can now see a macronutrient breakdown for every meal they log right inside their diary. Best of all, it’s easy to switch back and forth between grams and percentages.

If you haven’t already joined Premium, now is a great time so you have access to all of our new Premium features as soon as they’re released. Last month, we gave Premium members the ability to take their fitness information beyond the app by exporting their MyFitnessPal progress history, meal level nutrition details, and exercise history in CSV format. Start your Premium membership today by clicking here.

You’ll Love Macronutrients By Meal

Here are a few reasons you’ll fall in love with this feature:

You get immediate feedback on the meals you track. Let’s imagine you log your favorite breakfast – toast with avocado and hot sauce (yum!). You’ll see a breakdown of the meal’s protein, fat and carbohydrates in your diary. And you might think to yourself, “I’m going to try adding an egg to that meal next time to boost the protein.”

You learn how each meal contributes to your daily macronutrient goals. Maybe you’ve had days when you feel like you’re eating pretty healthy, finish dinner, and then realize you were nowhere near your macronutrient goals. This feature makes it easier to know when you’re off track and adjust course.

You can easily switch between grams and percentages. With a single tap, you can switch back and forth between grams and percentages. It’s helpful to see your macronutrients in grams to know if you’re getting enough of a certain macronutrient (how much protein did I eat during lunch?). Percentages are helpful when you trying to balance out your macronutrients (what’s the macronutrient breakdown of this sandwich?)

It’s Easy. It’s Amazing. It’s Macronutrients By Meal.

To get started using Macronutrients By Meal simply open your diary. If you’re a Premium member, you’ll automatically see a macronutrient breakdown below the meal name every time you log.

Here’s how the feature works on iOS:

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And here’s how it works on Android:

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To see how this feature works on the web click here.

If this feature isn’t your cup of tea, you can turn it off from the Diary Settings screen.

Plays Well With Others

If Macronutrients By Meal sounds like a dream come true, here are a few of other Premium features we think you’ll find helpful too:

Quick Add Macronutrients – Premium users can quick add grams of carbohydrates, protein and fats the same way that you quick add calories into your food diary. This is a convenient tool if you care more about certain macronutrients than your overall calorie goal.

Customize Your Daily Macronutrients – MyFitnessPal automatically generates your macronutrient goals based on expert recommended macronutrient percentages. But, if you follow a special eating plan focused on particular macronutrients (think: low carb, high protein, IIFYM), Premium gives you the flexibility to adjust your macronutrient goals by percentages and grams.

Customize Your Nutrient Dashboard – Use your nutrient dashboard to see quickly what nutrients you’re missing for the day, and your progress in meeting your calorie and nutrient goals. MyFitnessPal automatically sets your dashboard up to display: food calories, exercise calories and calories remaining. As a Premium user, you can customize your home screen and diary dashboard and put the nutrients you care about front and center.

Check out all of our MyFitnessPal Premium features by clicking here!

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MyFitnessPal Premium members can enjoy Macronutrients By Meal on both Android and iOS.

Upgrade to the latest version of the app (if you haven’t already) to start using this feature today!

If you haven’t already joined Premium, now is a great time so you have access to all of our new Premium features as soon as they’re released. Start your Premium membership today by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy and 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

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