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November 11, 2012 1:19 PM
Below is a list of suggestions I would recommend that would make the MyFitnessPal web site more user friendly and practical.

1. Allow users to add selected foods to a favorites list. Since there are a plethora of redundancies in the foods database, it would be helpful for users to be able to add a selected food that they know the nutritional data is correct for to their favorites list.

2. Require all new items added to the foods database to require a serving size weight in grams. This is standard on all nutritional labels, and easily allows user to accurately log and track nutritional information.

3. Automatically parse links in the "My Home" news feeds into useable HTML links. It is not always possible to copy and paste a link someone has posted into a web browser, specifically if you are viewing the news feed on the MyFitnessPall app such as the app for the IPhone.

4. Customize the Cascading Style Sheets and/or settings for the "Community" forums so that users can easily see what forum threads they have already visited and viewed. This makes navigating the forum much easier since the user would greatly reduce the number of clicks while browsing forum threads.

Thank you.
November 12, 2012 2:46 AM
yes! bump
  29338438
November 17, 2012 12:25 PM
Hi,

Thanks for the great suggestions. I will make sure to pass these along.

We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining all of your diet and fitness goals.

Cheers,
Scott
MyFitnessPal Staff
November 17, 2012 12:29 PM
you missed "make an internal notification system" Emailing me to tell me someone commented on my comment on their page does me no good.
November 17, 2012 12:35 PM
I definitely concur with the first suggestion. I spend so much time reviewing my recent foods pages for the items I have used- some are under the food name, some a brand name, some Generic. And my 55 year old memory can't remember which one. I would love to be able to make a list with them all under just the food name!
November 17, 2012 3:33 PM
I was recently diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, and I am now on a very limited diet (VERY low sodium, and liquid intake).

I find the myfitnesspal very useful for keeping track of calories and sodium. However, it would be nice if the app allowed the user to choose their own Daily Goal settings in the Food category.

The App currently tells me my daily goal for sodium is 2500, but I am actually supposed to stay under 2000. Please consider making an update to the app that allows the user to set their own carb, fat, sugar, sodium goals for themselves.

Also, the Water tracker is nice, but it would be better if I could track my water by ounces instead of just by number of cups.

I hope that there is some chance that these suggestions could be added to what is already a really great app!

Chris M.
November 19, 2012 1:32 AM
QUOTE:

I was recently diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, and I am now on a very limited diet (VERY low sodium, and liquid intake).

I find the myfitnesspal very useful for keeping track of calories and sodium. However, it would be nice if the app allowed the user to choose their own Daily Goal settings in the Food category.

The App currently tells me my daily goal for sodium is 2500, but I am actually supposed to stay under 2000. Please consider making an update to the app that allows the user to set their own carb, fat, sugar, sodium goals for themselves.

Also, the Water tracker is nice, but it would be better if I could track my water by ounces instead of just by number of cups.

I hope that there is some chance that these suggestions could be added to what is already a really great app!

Chris M.


I think you can change your goals on the website, don't know about apps...
  29338438
November 19, 2012 1:51 AM
QUOTE:

I was recently diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, and I am now on a very limited diet (VERY low sodium, and liquid intake).

I find the myfitnesspal very useful for keeping track of calories and sodium. However, it would be nice if the app allowed the user to choose their own Daily Goal settings in the Food category.

The App currently tells me my daily goal for sodium is 2500, but I am actually supposed to stay under 2000. Please consider making an update to the app that allows the user to set their own carb, fat, sugar, sodium goals for themselves.

Also, the Water tracker is nice, but it would be better if I could track my water by ounces instead of just by number of cups.

I hope that there is some chance that these suggestions could be added to what is already a really great app!

Chris M.


As per the "android" FAQ
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/63-can-i-customize-my-nutritional-goals-fat-carbs-etc
you're directed to the site to customize your nutritional goals, including sodium, which you'll find the ability to make the changes (you're using the site anyway since you're posting on the forum)
my home > goals > change goals > custom
decrease your sodium there, click save changes

QUOTE:
Any changes you make will be synced to the app automatically the next time the app is connected to the internet.

Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.



The water counter is nothing more than a glass with a number on it, it doesn't affect your daily calories, or give you more or less nutrients based on how much water you consume so if you choose for the "number" on the glass to represent ounces instead of cups, or a refill of your 30ounce (or 100 ounce) camelbak hydration system... use it how you want.. When I remember to use it I hit the counter to 2 when I've finished my 2L container of water, using the numbers to represent how many L I have.
Edited by Pandorian On November 19, 2012 1:53 AM
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November 19, 2012 4:34 AM
It would be helpful if a user was allowed to edit edit their meals as some change slightly over time.
November 19, 2012 6:30 AM
I think having images in the food database would be very helpful. Since there are so many brand name items I'd say it would be fairly easy. Yet it may lead to an overload of duplicate images if it is the users who are uploading so there may need to be some sort of screening process.

I also agree with the previous suggestion of all new items added having grams as the serving size amount or even having two options - grams and cup measurements? Two boxes next to "Serving Size" might give users more of an incentive to add gram quantity.
  28341271
November 19, 2012 5:54 PM
Thanks!

I didn't realize that I could change my goals on the website. Now my sodium intake goal is right where I need it! :)

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