How do I track my food?
This is one of the most common questions we receive so we made a 20-minute tutorial about it. You'll find additional text and photos of each step below the video.
Here is additional detail in the form of text and photos of each step of the food tracking process.
Full Web Browser
Tracking on your computer with a full web browser is a little bit different than our mobile application. On a computer with a full web browser, you can track food on the Track Food tab or from any page where a meal is listed with nutritional information and the "Track This" button. Let's address the "Track This" button first. Here is a picture of the program content from a day that includes a meal with nutritional info:
Any time your wellness content includes meals with nutritional values like the image above, you will be able to track that you ate the recommended meal by simply clicking on the "Track This" button. So if you ate the recommended meal for lunch, for example, click the Lunch button that appears under the "Track This" icon and select the number of servings. Once doing so, the foods in that meal will all be automatically stored in your food tracker.
You can also easily Track Foods you're eating by just searching for them in the database in the Track Food Tab of your account. Here is the Track Food of your account:
Once you click on Track Food tab, you'll be redirected to Track Food page with a vertical view of all your meals for that day. Select the "+Add Food" button that corresponds to the meal for which you want to search for a food item.
Once you select +Add Food, locate the search box where you can search for any food, brand or restaurant. You can also use the Favorites os Saved Meals functions to track foods from those lists.
For example, let's say you wanted to search for and track the banana you just ate for breakfast. Type banana into the search box and click on the Search button. What you'll see are several possible food items that match your search, including Generic Items as well as stores or brands that include the word banana.
Once you select the specific food item you would like to track, the nutritional information will display (seen below) as well as a drop down for different serving types for that food. The serving types will help you to track your foods most accurately. Most foods that you search will have 2-5 serving type options. Here are the results for a banana:
Once you make your choice for serving type, you can adjust the number of servings for that serving type before you track. For example if you ate 2 medium bananas for breakfast, type the number 2 into the Servings field and then click the +Track button.
As you track your foods, your overall calories and macros for that day will automatically update (seen in image below).
You can delete any item you've added to a meal if you made a mistake and you can even adjust the number of servings of food items under each individual meal in your account.
If you find that you're going to have the same type of meal over and over again (like maybe you eat the same snack most days), search for all of the items in that snack and then after adding them to your meal, select the +Quick Tools button to create a meal out of those foods.
Once you save a group of foods as a meal, the meal will be stored in your Saved Meals which you will find below the search box when searching for food items. You can open up the Saved Meals folder to rename any meal or to track the entire meal in one click the next time you eat that meal. And remember that if you eat that meal with slight alterations, you can track the whole meal and then make adjustments to the ingredients on the meal tab in question.