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July 24, 2013 3:11 PM
hey,

I just joined here so I would like to apologize if this is already asked before or if it is already possible, but wouldn't it be a good idea to make it possible to set your own macro' so you can follow your own diet.
At the moment, I am only using this website/app (its great btw) to calculate my daily calorie/carb/protein/fat intake because I am trying to follow a program that is more fit to those who do fitness. It would be nice if i could select my own macronutrients which would be a little less confusing.

cheers,

Andreas
July 24, 2013 3:18 PM
You can...

Goals>Change Goals>Custom...then change whatever you want and save it.
July 24, 2013 3:25 PM
i have to thank you very much, sorry for my foolishness :)

edit: now i have the problem that i can only set percentages of my desired calories, and my macros dont exactly fit
Edited by norulesjustplay On July 24, 2013 3:29 PM
July 24, 2013 3:34 PM
QUOTE:

i have to thank you very much, sorry for my foolishness :)

edit: now i have the problem that i can only set percentages of my desired calories, and my macros dont exactly fit


Yeah...MFP just does %. I just get it as close as I can...a few grams here or there is trivial.
September 2, 2013 6:47 PM
was looking for the same thing :D
January 17, 2014 9:31 PM
If you only know your macro numbers and not percentages you can figure out your percentages.
For example my macros are 234g carbs, 60 g fat, 156 g protein

Carbs have 4 cal per gram so 234 x 4 = 936 cal
Protein has 4 cal per gram so 156 x 4 = 624 cal
Fat has 9 cal per gram so 60 x 9 = 540 cal

add them together to get total calories per day: 936 + 624 + 540 = 2,100 cal per day

Then take calories per macro divided by total cal per day

Carbs: 936/ 2100= .45 which is 45%
Protein: 624/ 2100= .30 which is 30%
Fats: 540/ 2100= .25 which is 25%
January 17, 2014 9:41 PM
I've written a chrome extension to allow manual entry of percentages instead of being limited to the 5% increments.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/damonbrent/view/myfitnesspal-chrome-extension-617102

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January 17, 2014 9:46 PM
QUOTE:

I've written a chrome extension to allow manual entry of percentages instead of being limited to the 5% increments.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/blog/damonbrent/view/myfitnesspal-chrome-extension-617102

Yes please and THANK YOU!!
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January 18, 2014 9:03 AM
Thank you!! This is great.
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April 16, 2014 10:46 AM
Oh man, is it possible to get this chome extension working again? I want that ability to be able to change the percentages of the macros instead of getting stuck with 5% increments.
  7287548
April 16, 2014 10:54 AM
Copy this into a bookmark, and click on that bookmark when you're on the page where you can edit your goals. You will be able to select percentages or grams.

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April 16, 2014 1:33 PM
Tquill you are the man!!! Thanks it worked great and it even carries over to the IPhone app this is perfect. Thank you so much! drinker
  7287548
April 17, 2014 7:27 AM
No problem.
May 6, 2014 5:27 AM
Here's a quick video I made explaining how to set macros by grams instead of percentages:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeV8KlRXpuo

It's very easy to do.

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