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TOPIC: Why can I Not "Copy a Meal" from a Friends Diary

 
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March 6, 2013 11:09 AM
My Wife makes up our own recipes all the time. She isnt trying to put them online for everyone since the Database is already oversaturated. But when we eat together (every night), she inputs her own recipes, and then I have to Quick add the same amount of calories to match here meals, which is incredibly tedius and only helps the calorie count.

it seems silly that I can copy my own meals from day to day... but cant copy a meal from a Friends Diary even if I eat the exact same meal. This 1 feature is the reason ive quit using the site 3 seperate times since I started. Now I just use quick calories , but dont know the rest of the nutriotional data unless I want to do the same work my wife has alreayd done to input the same meals item by item.

This seems like a "Common Sense" & incredibly easy to add feature which would encourage Spuses / Partners and even Roomates to also use the site if they arent already.
Edited by donjbraymer On March 6, 2013 11:11 AM
March 6, 2013 11:12 AM
Have you tried it recently?
This feature was added to the site in November 2012.
You view her shared diary from YOUR account and click quick tools > copy to today

Do note that if she's using all 6 meal slots you'll also need all meal slots active, and copying from her third listed meal will copy it to YOUR third listed meal but since you're on the website copying it you can change the quantities of ingredients if you eat more or less than the person you're copying from and you can change which meal slot it's logged in once it's in your diary.

Here's a link to the sticky thread in tech support announcing the addition of this feature
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/796870-copying-meals-from-friends-now-available-on-the-site
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March 6, 2013 11:16 AM
You are going/thinking about it in the wrong way.

Tell your wife to navigate over to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/box

There she can create her recipes and submit them to the MyFitnessPal recipe database.

Then you can search for her recipe "Sally's Fabulously Fab Fish Tacos" or whatever in the MFP database like you would any other food and add it to your diary.

:)
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March 6, 2013 11:23 AM
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You are going/thinking about it in the wrong way.

Tell your wife to navigate over to http://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/box

There she can create her recipes and submit them to the MyFitnessPal recipe database.

Then you can search for her recipe "Sally's Fabulously Fab Fish Tacos" or whatever in the MFP database like you would any other food and add it to your diary.

:)


Except that doesn't work...

The following is what comes up when you click YES to share the recipe with the database
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We are currently accepting submissions to the MyFitnessPal recipe database. Once we receive enough submissions, we'll create a recipe section where users can browse recipes submitted by other members. Until then, you can To submit your recipe to the database, please provide the following additional information.

All fields are required.

In summary, recipe sharing is NOT a live feature at this time. Who but MFP knows what "enough submissions" will be for them to add the feature.

But using the solution above you CAN copy the nutritional info of a serving of a recipe that your friend has logged to their food diary. Either via the website as listed or via the iPhone, iPad and Android versions of the app. Leaving Blackberry and Windows Phone the only 2 unable to copy from a friends diary at this point.
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