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Copy Individual Item from a Other Days and also Giving All Meal Categories Access to Frequent Meals

nysteve1nysteve1 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
I want to be able to copy one food from an earlier day to my current day diary, and move it to a specific meal category. Below are list of ways that can kind of get you this results but with much hacking and they in turn need their own tweaks:

Ex. Workflow: MOVE Salad LOCATED IN BREAKFAST FROM 11.2.19 TO DINNER IN CURRENT DATE

1. From my experience you can copy a meal, and then have to manually delete all those items form the meal, until you are left with only the one item you really wanted to copy.

2. The Frequent Foods option works well but for only a particular meal category. Say I eat a particular salad for breakfast every day, but today I ate it for lunch, using the frequent foods option will not work, since that food seems to only be listed as a frequent food for breakfast meal category not generally. Frequent meal lib should be accessible to all meal categories.

Ex. Workflow: I would like to Add a food from the Frequent Foods lib to Snack of the current date; Frequent Food lib is selected and it shows a list of ALL frequent foods regardless of meal category.

4. The Your (custom) Foods option won't work unless you created that particular item as a custom food. In my example I use a type of dressing for that salad. I did find it in the system, and so I did not have to recreated it, but to use it in 'this' fashion to solve this problem, I'd have clone it and give it a custom name.

Please let me know if I've missed something.

This is a great app/service but it needs many UX improvement as it grows.

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  • RAinWARAinWA Member Posts: 1,698 Member Member Posts: 1,698 Member
    It helps if you specify how you are using the diary - web version or on the app? It makes a difference.
  • Capyboppy2017Capyboppy2017 Member Posts: 13 Member Member Posts: 13 Member
    Ive just achieved what you want to do.There is a little drop down box so you can choose which meal you want to add it to. For the individual item I just clicked on that item which then prompted me to choose which meal. I must admit I haven't checked on the iPad/iphone yet if it can do this. But definitely online it does.

    Update: I have just tried on my iPhone and this is how you do it.

    1: Browse to the food item you want on another date. Click Edit. You will then be presented with little circles at the side of each item. click on the circle of the food you want to copy. You will then have 3 options at the bottom: iMessage; copy or save meal. Choose copy. You will then be presented with copy to date with options that you can slide to. i.e tomorrow and lunch.Then click the tick for it to do this.
    edited August 2019
  • nysteve1nysteve1 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    @Capyboppy2017, that option seems to only allow you to copy an entire meal over not individual items. Ex. Say I have items A, B, and C that make up my snacks, you can copy that entire set to any meal in the current date or the next via that dropdown. But you can't copy item B on it's own to the next day, to a particular meal.

    @RAinWA, good point, I meant on the desktop browser; also don't see a way to modify my question.

  • nysteve1nysteve1 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Again.. can't, edit, comments.......WHY?

    @Capyboppy2017, you are correct, I just realized, but the UI is not very intuitive. when you click on the individual item, and at the bottom the dropdown asks which meal you want to copy the current selection to, it's not clear where you are copying to. I just tested it and it copies to the next day, which at the baseline is what I was looking for, so thank you!
  • ktekcktekc Member Posts: 887 Member Member Posts: 887 Member
    Myself i like to have a different frequent list for each meal because the list is only one page long and you get more saved if each meal has its own page rather than one list. You can also change the list to all meals when you are searching as well not just the meal you are logging. That said i think ive used the frequent list four or five times in the last 1805 days. It never seems to save what i actually eat frequently.
  • LivingtheLeanDreamLivingtheLeanDream Member Posts: 12,916 Member Member Posts: 12,916 Member
    I'm inclined to copy from one day to another, then delete the items I don't want for that meal, then save the meal as e.g salad no 1, then there are several entries under meals that are there to log in one click.
    I basically eat the same kinds of meals day in day out so only need to tweak it a bit.
  • socajamsocajam Member, Premium Posts: 3,031 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,031 Member
    I'm inclined to copy from one day to another, then delete the items I don't want for that meal, then save the meal as e.g salad no 1, then there are several entries under meals that are there to log in one click.
    I basically eat the same kinds of meals day in day out so only need to tweak it a bit.

    Too many keystrokes and thinking behind it.

    I do this daily and don't see any problems with it.
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