We all have foods — and meals — that we eat regularly. Maybe you start every morning with an egg sandwich, coffee and a banana. Or you cook spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread on Thursday nights. Or your favorite afternoon snack is a peanut butter and pickle sandwich with a glass of milk. (Hey, we’re not judging.) Most of us are creatures of habit, and some foods are just better together.
That’s why we at MyFitnessPal have been working hard to make it much easier — and way more seamless — for you to create, edit and save meals. On top of that, you can finally take photos of your meals and share them in the MyFitnessPal newsfeed.
Let’s nibble on the details…
CREATE CUSTOM MEALS
Logging meals is faster with our new custom meal updates.
When you create a custom meal, you’ll get a complete breakdown of the meal’s calories, carbs, protein, fat and micronutrients. Knowing this information will make it easier for you to identify which meals are helping you reach your daily nutrition goals and which meals are falling short.
These updates are ideal for meal planners because when you know the nutritional breakdown of a meal you’re planning to eat, you can tailor your other meals around it. This ensures that you stay on track to hit your goals.
If you’re new to meal planning, you’ll find some helpful tips in our Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning.
EDIT & COPY YOUR MEALS
In addition to creating custom meals, now you can easily copy and edit your meals. Think of anything you’d need to edit — meal names, the items in meals, adding or removing certain foods or adjusting serving sizes or number of servings, for example — and you can do it in a snap.
You can also copy custom meals for easy ingredient swaps. Maybe you’re cooking your favorite chili but you’d like to swap beef for turkey. Simply copy the meal, change the protein ingredient and you’re ready to roll.
ADD MEAL PHOTOS
They say a picture is worth a thousand words — maybe so, and who doesn’t like a photo? Add photos of your meals to create a visual record of what you’ve eaten and find inspiration for your next meal. Reviewing the photos in your meal library is especially helpful when you’re creating a grocery list or meal plan for the upcoming week.
SHARE YOUR MEALS
The only thing better than eating a delicious meal? Sharing it with others!
Share your custom meals (photos and all) in the MyFitnessPal newsfeed to help your friends decide what to eat. It goes both ways — you might find that your friends give you ideas about how to make your meals even more nutritious and delicious.
If you come across a friend’s shared meal in your MyFitnessPal newsfeed you can tap the meal to learn more about its nutrition information and see the items in the meal. You can also save a copy of the meal and add it to your own meal list for later.
Ready to give these new meal updates a try? To get started, click the meals tab when you’re searching for a food or visit the My Recipes, Meals and Foods tab.
These changes are rolling out slowly so don’t worry if you don’t see all of them in the app yet.
Until next time, happy logging!