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# Change food weight!!!

Posts: 5Member Member
When adding my meals, I can only find set weight measurements for them! How can I edit the serving measurement???

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• Posts: 514Member Member
so, as an example, if you are eating chicken breast find an entry for 100g chicken breast meat. Then weight the chicken, lets say 125g. Alter the serving to 1.25
• Posts: 5Member Member
I had Bran Flakes this morning, can see 30g and 100g option. Where or how do I alter to 50g? Cheers
• Posts: 5Member Member
Thank you!
• Posts: 2,443Member Member
I had Bran Flakes this morning, can see 30g and 100g option. Where or how do I alter to 50g? Cheers

You can always change the weight to grams, from the drop-down menu as you add the food. Then you can simply put exactly how many grams you have weighed.

edited July 10
• Posts: 7,005Member Member
Lillymoo01 wrote: »
I had Bran Flakes this morning, can see 30g and 100g option. Where or how do I alter to 50g? Cheers

You can always change the weight to grams, from the drop-down menu as you add the food. Then you can simply put exactly how many grams you have weighed.

The problem with that approach is that for most foods, the value of most nutrients in a 1 g serving will round to zero, so you can't really check the accuracy of the database entry for the 1 g serving. And it is possible for 1 serving size of a food to be accurate while another isn't. There's a garlic entry that was created by MFP (not by a user -- you can tell because it has serving sizes based on weight, volume and per clove, and that is not something that a user can do) in which the 1 clove serving is hundreds or thousands of calories, but a 3 clove serving size has the correct information.
• Posts: 2,443Member Member
Lillymoo01 wrote: »
I had Bran Flakes this morning, can see 30g and 100g option. Where or how do I alter to 50g? Cheers

You can always change the weight to grams, from the drop-down menu as you add the food. Then you can simply put exactly how many grams you have weighed.

The problem with that approach is that for most foods, the value of most nutrients in a 1 g serving will round to zero, so you can't really check the accuracy of the database entry for the 1 g serving. And it is possible for 1 serving size of a food to be accurate while another isn't. There's a garlic entry that was created by MFP (not by a user -- you can tell because it has serving sizes based on weight, volume and per clove, and that is not something that a user can do) in which the 1 clove serving is hundreds or thousands of calories, but a 3 clove serving size has the correct information.

That is why you double check with the nutrition labels first. If 100 serves of 1 gram are the same as 1 serve of 100 grams which will always be on a label you are good to go.