Custom Foods

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Posted: 16 Jun 2009, 07:27
Is there a way to load up a "custom food" to my fatsecret foods list? In other words a food (or recipe) that is not in the foods database, but a recipe/item I will be using frequently and do not want to have to load all the ingredients again and again? For example I make homemade mayonnaise in my food processor. I don't want to have to load all the ingredients one by one every time I have some.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2009, 07:43
Input all the ingredients into either the Cookbook/Recipe thingy or add the ingredients as a Meal. This way your homemade mayonnaise is all in one place and you can input it as one thing. This is what I do with the smoothies I have for breakfast.

The difference between Cookbook and Meal: Cookbook lets you break things down from a lot into multiple servings, Meal assumes it's just one, well, meal, and therefore, one serving.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2009, 07:58
Hello Buttoni

I have Really really strong coffee. Most people dont have 3 spoons of instant coffee to one sugar and a bit of milk.

I wanted to only put in that I had a strong coffee or two a day. It was kind of monotonous putting in all three items and looking like I ate the dry coffee, rather than drinking it... LOL

On the left side of the page where you add to your food diary, You will see "My Favorite Meals". Just under it you will see "Add New" In there you will see a page that looks like it just adds to the database. You fill that out per ingredient. When you are done add that meal in a meal you havent had yet. If its lunchtime, say you are having that meal at dinnertime that day. It will add up everything, the kcals, the carbs, the fat and the protein for you at the top of that section, above each column.

Next, on the left again, you will see a "My Custom Foods". Click on Add Custom Food. In there you will see another page that looks like an Add Food to Database. This is where those columns come in handy. Name your mayo. Put in the per servings, total kcals, total fat, total protein, and total carbs as those are the only items asterisked and MUST be put in.
If you wish to, in the description area, put whatever you threw in the pot (so to speak), then on the very bottom it should have "Dont Share" already clicked, if not, you can do it now.

Then hit save. The mayo will should be listed in your "My Custom Foods" now.

After you are done with this, Go back to where you put all those mayo ingredients in the meal section(breakfast, lunch or dinner) and click the all the tiny x's. Each time, this will ask if your sure you want to delete that item. Click yes.

You might also delete it from your Favorite Meals by editing that meal. On the bottom of the edit page is a save or delete button. Click Delete.

Good Luck! Hope this helps.
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Posted: 16 Jun 2009, 09:18
Thank you both for you helpful posts. I figured there was a way to do it, but it wasn't real apparent on the food loading page. I'll check out the Cookbook/Recipe ways first. Thanks again.

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