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October 25, 2012 2:03 PM
Hello, I am trying to add a recipe that serves a lot of people and requires 2 Cups of sugar.It's a pumpkin bread recipe that makes 3 loaves, 30 servings. The problem is that in the Recipe tab under add ingredients, the only quantity available is 1 tsp. No where is there 1 cup. Can you please take a look and do something about that? Thanks.
October 29, 2012 8:38 PM

Currently, the options in the "Serving Size" area are limited to the options entered when the food item was created in our database. If the MFP team entered it, there may be several options available if you tap the Serving Size field, but if another user entered the item there is typically only one choice.

However, by manipulating the "number of servings" value, you can accommodate for different serving sizes. So, if the serving size was 1 cup, and you use 3/4 of a cup, you could enter .75 as the number of servings and accomplish the same goal.

Also, if the item is listed as a serving size of 10 oz, for example, the serving size menu should also offer a single unit of this measurement. So a 10oz serving should also have the option of 1 oz, which can then be modified, as mentioned above, by adjusting the number of servings.

If you are looking for a different serving size (for instance, ounces versus grams) it's likely that another user has created an item in the database that measures the food you're searching for in the units you prefer. If you examine some of the other items that appear in the search results, you may find one that matches your preference.

We are definitely looking into expanding the options for converting Serving Size choices in future updates.

MyFitnessPal Staff

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