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June 19, 2012 7:27 PM
'foods' lists. There is a delete button on page one, but no way to delete anything on any more pages. I have nearly 5 pages of foods I'd love to have a spring-clean of....anyone out there know how????smile
June 19, 2012 7:28 PM
Would love to know too! 6 mths in and have no clue.
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June 20, 2012 10:19 PM
Currently, there is not an easy way to delete frequently used foods. The system was designed to add to and remove items from your lists automatically. We are looking into other future possibilities. For now, you can delete some of those items from your frequently used foods list on our website, but only from the first page. Just go to our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Sign into the members log in area using the same username and password as you do with the app.

Once you've logged in, go to the "Food" tab, then click "Add Food" under the meal whose frequently used foods list you'd like to edit. The list of your most frequently used foods for that meal should appear - check the items you'd like to delete, then click the "Delete from list" button at the bottom of the page. Please note, you can only delete from the first page.

More options may be available on that first page, if you change the way the page is viewed. If you like, you can change the site's behavior from showing favorites for only the current meal, to showing favorites that have been saved for any meal.

When you have reached the point in adding a food that you see the row of tabs for Most Used, Recent, etc., look for the sentence that says: "Or, add your favorites for" and then shows the name of the current meal in BLUE, followed by a triangle. The triangle is meant to suggest the presence of other options. If you click the name of the meal, you will also get the option of showing favorites for "All Meals."

Make this choice, and your lists will no longer be meal-specific.

Please also note that when you "delete from list" an item on your Most Used list, you are actually "blacklisting" the item from appearing on the list again. So, it's not a temporary deletion, it's a permanent ban on that food returning to your "most used" list. Users, for instance, who have made a radical change in their eating habits will use this to get the junk food off their list.

If you would like to allow some or all of these items to return to your most used list, hit the "View Deleted Items" button at the bottom of the list. You can place a check next to any foods in the deleted list and then "restore" them to the pool of foods available to accumulate in your Most Used list.
October 11, 2012 5:22 PM
As a web designer, I must say that the MyFitnessPal website is frustrating and could be detrimental to one's diet.

The site is missing 2 significant functions which would make it much faster to use and more useful. And these changes could easily be made by any web professional.

1. There's no way to search the foods one has already entered.
2. There is no way to delete foods other than those on the "Frequently Used" list.

This means that we spend a lot more time searching the very long food database, than we would if we simply searched the foods we've already entered. It's very irritating to spend so much unnecessary time with this program - in fact I'd say the frustration caused is detrimental to any diet
Edited by robertappleton On October 11, 2012 5:25 PM
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January 31, 2013 4:24 PM
I really like myfitnesspal but I'm getting ready to leave as I want to delete food items and it is so very difficult. You add a one time food and it's there forever! This is a cool tool but when you have to weed through so many foods that aren't being used anymore it is very cumbersome. This seems like it would be very easy to remedy.
February 5, 2013 8:43 PM
I can't agree more with the sentiment that not being able to delete foods is incredibly frustrating.

And the fact that foods deleted from the "most used" list are "blacklisted"?

I can't believe that the site was intentionally designed to work this way.

What possible rationale can there be for this?

It just boggles my mind.

This could be such a neat website! Please fix this!
Edited by dondimitri On February 5, 2013 8:46 PM
February 6, 2013 8:01 PM
I also hope that there is a way soon to make this easier. I have so many things listed I only used once or twice, yet I can't get rid of them. i end up starting over with new searches and that just adds to the problem.

But I still love MFP and appreciate all the help it has been to me! ;)
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February 8, 2013 8:10 PM
Well I must agree with the sentiment on this page. It seems to me that the authors of this program just don't care. If they do care, they just don't know.

After reading this page I give up. This site is just too unwieldy and annoying. Since nothing is going to happen I am leaving. As much "work" as I have put into this site, it is not worth the trouble.
February 9, 2013 4:37 AM
Moderator -you do know the the function that you say the site should have with adding the most used food items to the frequently used page and then removing or moving the items down the list that isn't being used automatically does not work?!

The items that I use every day I most often have to go to page 2 or any other after that to find, only 2 of the items that I used every day is on page 1, the rest of the items on page 1 I have only used once -that means 1 time and they are apparently locked at the top of page 1 on the frequently used page!!!
Edited by AnneU93 On February 9, 2013 4:40 AM
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February 9, 2013 4:52 AM
QUOTE:

Currently, there is not an easy way to delete frequently used foods. The system was designed to add to and remove items from your lists automatically. We are looking into other future possibilities. For now, you can delete some of those items from your frequently used foods list on our website, but only from the first page. Just go to our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Sign into the members log in area using the same username and password as you do with the app.


I agree with the requests that have been made on this topic, and the extra capabilities would be helpful. However, I am also grateful for the extensive functionality that already exists on a site for which we are asked to pay nothing, ever.
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March 7, 2013 7:05 PM
Just giving this a bump. Still love the site! ;-)
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May 3, 2013 6:22 AM
I agree completely with those of you who are calling out the lazy and unprofessional designers, programmers, and database developers who created this imperfect site. How dare they have the gall to give it away at absolutely no cost to the unsuspecting public!
August 16, 2013 11:43 AM
I totally AGREE with everything here. WHO in the heck can change this and WHY in the heck has this SIMPLE COMMON SENSE thing to do NOT been corrected yet??


Who wants to sift through 2 moths/6 months/ 1 year/ 2 yrs of foods used maybe ONE time????????????????????? Nobody.

Its a big flaw. FIX IT.


I'm going to start my quest to find another ap to use. I'm also embarrased when ones I told about this ap and so fondly bragged about ask me "how do I delete foods I will never eat again?" I just say... beats the heck out of me. Sorry. Seems you can't. then........... you guessed it........ "not cool".
August 16, 2013 12:17 PM
I'm glad I saw this thread while I'm still new at this. I've started to use the Quick Add feature to record calories for things I probably won't eat often. It's a shame to lose the protein, fat, etc. counts. But I'd rather keep my list more usable.
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August 24, 2013 12:12 PM
I'm confused, WHY THE HELL HAS THIS NOT BEEN FIXED YET?
August 24, 2013 1:07 PM
Here is my workaround for the one-time foods:

In My Foods, I went into Create Food and created a food named "z One Time" (putting that in the Brand/Restaurant box) and then the Food Description is what that one-time food is. I put the "z" in front of "One Time" so it is always at the bottom of my food list and easy to find.

I can Edit this at will, and have done so many times. Editing it does not change what it was last time I used it. So if last week I edited to be "Big Fat Sloppy Cheeseburger" and this week I edit it to be "Everything In The Fridge Salad" - last week still shows the cheeseburger, and this week shows the salad, and these will remain the same in my past Diary entries when I change/edit it next week or whenever.

All of my My Foods entries are custom made and I do not share any in the main database. I learned early on that this is the best way for me to have control over logging and editing/deleting and be sure of accuracy of nutrition numbers. It was time and labor intensive in the beginning but paid off in the quickness and ease I have now.

I did this because issues such as those posted in this thread are occasionally addressed and explained but not changed or fixed. This is a free site, I get that, so it's fine. I just figure out my own workarounds.
Maybe my "x One Time" will be useful to someone else.
Edited by RJay64 On August 24, 2013 1:09 PM
August 27, 2013 6:41 PM
The site is free to users-- so is Facebook. That doesn't mean the site is not profitable-- it is supported by ads. Advertisers will only place ads if the site has lots of happy users, so it behooves the site to fix this vexing problem.
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August 28, 2013 7:34 AM
QUOTE:

I'm glad I saw this thread while I'm still new at this. I've started to use the Quick Add feature to record calories for things I probably won't eat often. It's a shame to lose the protein, fat, etc. counts. But I'd rather keep my list more usable.


I've done this also. As you say it's a shame to lose all the nutrient data.

Come on MFP; will you fix this? How many people have to beg you guys to do something about this before you finally respond? How much longer are we going to be b!tching about this?
August 28, 2013 7:35 AM
QUOTE:

Here is my workaround for the one-time foods:

In My Foods, I went into Create Food and created a food named "z One Time" (putting that in the Brand/Restaurant box) and then the Food Description is what that one-time food is. I put the "z" in front of "One Time" so it is always at the bottom of my food list and easy to find.

I can Edit this at will, and have done so many times. Editing it does not change what it was last time I used it. So if last week I edited to be "Big Fat Sloppy Cheeseburger" and this week I edit it to be "Everything In The Fridge Salad" - last week still shows the cheeseburger, and this week shows the salad, and these will remain the same in my past Diary entries when I change/edit it next week or whenever.

All of my My Foods entries are custom made and I do not share any in the main database. I learned early on that this is the best way for me to have control over logging and editing/deleting and be sure of accuracy of nutrition numbers. It was time and labor intensive in the beginning but paid off in the quickness and ease I have now.

I did this because issues such as those posted in this thread are occasionally addressed and explained but not changed or fixed. This is a free site, I get that, so it's fine. I just figure out my own workarounds.
Maybe my "x One Time" will be useful to someone else.


RJay,
Thanks for this workaround. I've half a mind to kill my account and start a new one using your technique.
August 28, 2013 8:19 AM
I don't have a "remove" button on the first page of my foods...
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August 28, 2013 1:57 PM
QUOTE:

I don't have a "remove" button on the first page of my foods...


The delete option is only available for the "Frequent" list. It is a button at the bottom of the page.

There is no delete option for the "Recent" list. Why? I don't have a clue.

You can configure which list comes up by default: Recent or Frequent. You may have the "Recent" list configured to show first when arriving on that page. (in which case you will not have the delete option until you change to the "Frequent" list view.

Be advised: Deleting foods from the "Frequent" list will not remove them from the "Recent" list. Why? I don't have a clue. The whole situation is hilarious. At least I keep telling myself that because otherwise I would cry.
October 6, 2013 6:58 AM
make it more userfriendly
no way to delete as many foods as you want from the lists (only one page allowed???)
no way to search the foods you have entered
takes too much time for no reason
November 5, 2013 11:51 AM
The Lose It App/Website lets you remove foods, and it is free. I like MFP, but I don't understand why this hasn't been fixed yet. They already have the check boxes next to all the foods on the list so you can "multi add", so why not add a 'remove from list" button so people can make their lists easier to go through. I have a lot of foods on my list that I will never eat again, things that are duplicated, etc.
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November 5, 2013 11:55 AM
Add me to the list of people who wish deleting foods were an option. I may never eat it again and would prefer to have a cleaner list.
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November 5, 2013 12:00 PM
People! Its FREE! Mostly it works like a charm! Let me just say THANK YOU MFP FOR ALL YOUR HELP IN MY HEALTH AN FITNESS!
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