Allow clients to create custom recipes and track by serving
Give clients the ability to create recipes, add number of servings per recipe, then track servings as meals for better accuracy.
Personal recipes can be created the same way as a custom meal, but with all the ingredients for the whole recipe. Clients can then save to "favorites" or access in "recent" then have the option of making the meal a "recipe" with the option for adding number of servings. The app will then calculate the calories and nutrition for each serving. When they track as a "meal", they can choose the number of servings they ate just like they would with in-app recipes.
At this time, the custom meal tracking option is inadequate for accurate tracking of clients personal recipes.
They only have the option of tracking recipes from the "discover" section as meals by serving, requesting that I create a custom recipe in the discover section for them to track, or they have to calculate out individual servings for a recipe, then manually track as meal. This leads to inaccurate tracking, a time consuming process on both ends, the need for another app to calculate, and lack of building a meal tracking habit for clients. MFP offers this feature, and it is very effective.
The benefits of adding this feature include:
1. more awareness for client regarding their favorite recipes
2. more agency as clients build meal tracking and planning skills with their own recipes
3. the ability for me as their coach to get more insight into their preferences to help them with healthy swap ideas
4. significantly less complications for meal tracking
Krash Course Coaching Team commented
This is the most asked-for feature from clients, and the main defining difference between hanging on to MyFitnessPal despite the sharing issues and fully moving to Trainerize food tracking. It is so inconvenient that clients can't create their own recipes inside the tracker! This often causes clients to resist tracking entirely as it becomes a serious barrier to entry with logging food.
Moves You Training commented