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August 26, 2013 10:07 AM
I don't know about the rest of you, but I find the recipe builder to be very cumbersome to use. My least favorite "feature" is that it defaults back to the summary screen after each ingredient is added. It therefore takes a lot of clicks to add all the ings. One of the nicest recipe analyzers I've found (though I didn't look very hard) is at http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php . The layout -- simply type all your ings in a box and press analyze -- is extremely quick and intuitive. The individual highlighting fro further information and/or corrections to ingredients is simple and self-explanatory. And it gives you a nice rendering of the nutrition facts and some basic nutritional analysis. Please look at updating the recipe portion of the site to something a little bit more user friendly. This would encourage better tracking of calories and nutrients i think in a lot of people.

As an aside, it would be nice if the existing recipe creator worked on the mobile app so that the bar code scanner could be used. Searching the ever increasing lists of food items can become cumbersome. This would also remove the need to write (or remember) down the recipe for later input into MFP.

Thanks for you time.
  47913050
August 26, 2013 11:08 AM
I love the calorie count recipe analyzer too - much easier to use. Sometimes I calculate a recipe on that site and then just add a "new food" on MFP using the caloric values that I get from the calorie count website. Very annoying to do that though.
August 26, 2013 1:39 PM
Agree that recipe calculator is cumbersome.
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September 25, 2013 2:48 PM
Do you have any plans to add a "copy/paste" ingredient list recipe calculator such as the one at:

http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php

So much nicer when you are cooking with a recipe you got from the internet- you just copy/paste the ingredient list. You can specify different ingredients and even point to a specific food in their database using special symbols.
January 9, 2014 11:55 AM
I agree that the counter on caloriecount is much better and user friendly. I just entered a recipe on this site (took me forever) and on caloriecount (just copy & pasted). I was surprised at how different the calories came out on both sites. Almost a 30 calorie difference. That may not sound like a lot but those calories add up fast. I'm inclined to believe the results from caloriecount over this one merely because it is broken down into all the nutrients, etc.
  275970
January 9, 2014 12:20 PM
Just checked out Calorie Counter recipe calculator. Very nice! Another nice thing about it, it sorts your recipes alphabetically. Something My Fitness Pay can't do. I also liked how it graded the recipe and it's ingredients.

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