Allow trainers to enter own meals into the smart meal planner
Trainers enter their own meals with pictures & macros which appear as choices when meal plan is generated from macros
Thanks for the great suggestion! This is something we are looking into.
Can you provide more feedback in comment section.
Looking forward to your feedback so we can build it correctly for you. Thanks.
We really need to have the option to custom some of the current meals plus add meals that are not provided. The concept of only giving a certain # of meals with certain calorie counts (ex. 1400 cal 3 meals a day) isn't the ideal way to teach clients how to portion control, eat only what your body can digest and have smaller meals throught the day. Having the ability to really put in meals that focus towards lower protein for kidney patients or for those that are bodybuilding is so crucial.
Beth McGrath commented
This option is pivotal for clients who are on a specific meal plan whether it’s due to a gastric bypass, bodybuilding competitor or an eating disordered client. The ability to input macros either by the trainer in a designated meal plan or by the client as they prepare their meals gives instant feedback to trainer and client, creates awareness and further improves adherence
Jack Gallagher commented
We need to be able to add specific food products rather than it being purely auto generated. The auto generated feature is fine for meal ideas, but when a client joins my program they tell me their likes & dislikes, and I need to be able to manually build the meal plan myself.
A layout like MyFitnesspal where you can search and add specific foods would be perfect!
Hang Luu commented
This is very frustrating as we all have waited for this for so long. Please make this a priority. (:
Hang Luu commented
We would love a more flexible approach. We can set macros to our own goal. Have a place where they can add clients own meal/recipe or snack. Or quickly choose one from ours.
Maybe having a swap food option, example my meal that I give them is 500 calories, and have a swap option where once they click it, it will rotate to other 500 calorie meals. That would make it much easier for them to stick through meal plans. Please work on this asap. It's the one thing that we dont like and have been thinking of switching to another platform as right now we are paying for Trainerize and paying for another meal plan subscription to make it work.
Rebecca Alexander commented
I'd love for my clients to be able to use their own meals, or my (the trainer's) added meals, in with their smart meal planner. The smart meal planner his a great tool to have, but I feel it needs to be more flexible for our clients. For example, My method is for my clients to learn 'non-restrictive' dieting - if my clients are able to include their own snack options in with the smart meal planner, and for the planner to re-calculate the macros, then this would be an ever greater tool for everyone. Also, I understand how the 3 day meal planner is enough when understood correctly, but for most clients, a 7 day meal planner with the option of an exported shopping list would absolutely be their first choice.
Hayden Lawless commented
I asked on the 'chat to us' feature a long time ago if this was going to be a feature and was told it would be coming Q4 2022 ..... so I continued paying for the meal planner section and it's now August 2024 and I'm still paying for it and I don't even have one client who is using it, I just figured I would keep it so I could upload meals so that when you are able to select the meals you have made I would be ready .... I live in New Zealand and a lot of the suggested food is hard or impossible to get over here. I just want to be able to use the meals I created to select and then make meal plans for my clients out of those
Jacob Buchner commented
I NEED THIS!!! THEN I WOULNT HAVE TO USE ANY OTHER APP #TRAINERIZE4LYFE BUT NEED THIS
Serina Bonilla commented
This is important, I have so many recipes that I upload to "meals" I wish that when i generate a meal plan for clients I can utilize my meals that I created. I don't even use the meal plan function because of the issue. This needs to be made a mandatory function. What's the point in giving us the option to upload our own meals in the library and can't even make use of them.
Sophie Maree Hull commented
This is so important, I have to put my comp prep clients into kahunas because the meal planning system is so poor in trainerize, I love trainerize and I have used the system since 2018 but no sense in paying for two platforms so I will have to leave if the meal system is not updated to something like kahunas (basically like having MFP integrated to the system so I can enter to the gram exactly what i want someone to eat) Kahunas is also cheaper and offers unlimited clients for the one price, the only downfall is it's not as user friendly or as professional looking. There is not a lot keeping me here at this stage you need to up your game Trainerize!!
Onslow Doolaege commented
I see many other coaches are having this issue.
I started using Trainerize considering this a no-brainer. A coach should always be able to add custom made meals to a plan!
Feeling a bit disappointed honestly.
I'd love to know if there's a specific reason for this option not being in the system yet. I can't imagine it's a very big hassle to add it.
Love to hear from you!
Darrell Wilson commented
Please please please make this a feature, it’s absolutely killing my ability to personalise a meal plan for clients using a custom database. This would be an invaluable resource and make the nutrition add on feature worth every penny
McKinzi Wallentine commented
Hey Jovana did you get anything going for me or what?!
McKinzi Wallentine commented
I do not use the meal planner in Trainerize specifically because i can’t add in my own meals to their meal plan. There is minimal meals in trainerize and it’s crazy that i would have to pay $45 a month for only 2 weeks worth of meals im even interested in putting in my clients meal plan. Not to mention only 3 days can be loaded in at a time.
Minakshi Dhanvada commented
Really really need this functionality! I have clients in a very specific diaspora and adding custom meals will be so so helpful!! please prioritize this! Many clients of mine dont use the meal planner currently because I am forced to use the in app meals and I have to give them extensive instructions on how they can access the recipes ive uploaded!
hassan ullah commented
Any update on this?!?!? How is this not a feature thats been added yet? The functionality is all there? Just allow it please!!!!!
Stefanie Macherhammer commented
Its July 2023 and This function still doesn't exist... I want my money back :(
Lianne Lewis commented
I was surprised that this feature didn't exist already. I think it is very important that trainers/nutritionists are able to create custom meal plans and not be restricted to exact calories and macro % when building custom plans. I work with clients to create tailored meal plans suited to their lifestyle and likes, so it's imperative that we have the freedom to be able to do this in the system. Thank you :)
Dominik Kohlmann commented
I just subscribed to the Smart Meal Plan, at first i was very happy with what i got but i'm very dissapointed that i'm not able to add custom foods to it. WiIthout this the Smart Meal Plan is useless for me and i'm gonna quit the subscription. My clients want my custom meals so it would be great if i could integrate them into the SMP.
Zach OY commented
It's been said already by many others. This is really integral. The meal plan generator is essentially unusable until I can
- add meals
- show grocery lists(especially)
Love the recipes you already have in there!