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August 14, 2012 9:27 AM
Hi,

my girlfriend and I are both using myfitnesspal and it would be great if we could share our custom foods with each other... it feels like a real waste of effort to type everything in twice.

Is this already possible? Is it something you could add?

thanks!
August 14, 2012 9:48 AM
Indirectly if one of you has the Android, iPhone or iPad app and you are able to view each others diary you can use the app to view the diary of the other person who has logged the food, click the wrench / spanner near the calories for the meal and copy to your own.

If you don't have one of those it may be easier to enter the recipe / my food once and then create a new database item based on the nutritional info of a serving, share that new food with the database and your friends can add that food item to their diary.

Recipe / my meal etc sharing is a feature that MFP has indicated they'd like to bring us but no timeline for it to be a "live" feature
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August 14, 2012 10:09 AM
Thanks for the tip about the app. My wife and I were wondering how we'd do this too since we eat the same things for dinner and it was a huge hassle to put in intricate recipes twice.
August 14, 2012 10:20 AM
QUOTE:

Hi,

my girlfriend and I are both using myfitnesspal and it would be great if we could share our custom foods with each other... it feels like a real waste of effort to type everything in twice.

Is this already possible? Is it something you could add?

thanks!

I agree with this. My wife and I eat pretty much the same stuff and use the same recipes. Only entering recipes once would be great.
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August 14, 2012 10:23 AM
aha! we shall try this.
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August 14, 2012 10:28 AM
My hubby and I use the app on our blackberries as well as online. When I make a new recipe, I enter it as a 'recipe' on my account and add it to my food diary. I then click it on my diary on my blackberry (because I can't figure out how to see complete nutritional information for a recipe on the web) and add it to his account as a 'my food'. Hope that makes sense!!
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August 14, 2012 10:56 AM
On the web click
Food > Recipes
that gives you a list of your recipes, when you click the name of the recipe it takes you to the ingredients list, and at the bottom it has a nutrition info for the entire recipe and a line on a per serving basis, that line changes as you adjust the serving sizes... more servings = less calories for each serving, less servings = more calories for each.
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August 14, 2012 11:06 AM
I have a I pad and android, but I can figure out how to view my wife's acct. Does anyone know what "pandoran" is refering to.
"Indirectly if one of you has the Android, iPhone or iPad app and you are able to view each others diary you can use the app to view the diary of the other person who has logged the food, click the wrench / spanner near the calories for the meal and copy to your own. "
August 14, 2012 11:09 AM
on the website www.myfitnesspal.com/username of your wife
if when viewing that screen you see
"send message add/remove friend (it'll say add if you're not friends, remove if you are)" and "VIEW DIARY" then she has shared her diary rather than it being private

if it's not open to viewing you need to get her to go to my home > settings > diary settings and set it to something other than private... even locked with a key that only you have will let you view it and copy from it. If you can't see it you can't copy from it.

This is how to find your friends profile in Android / iPhone
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/315-can-i-copy-a-meal-from-a-friend
this is how on an ipad
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/316-can-i-copy-a-meal-from-a-friend
Edited by Pandorian On August 14, 2012 11:11 AM
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