Calorie Counter

Message Boards MFP Suggestions/Feedback
You are currently viewing the message boards in:

Track bowel movements

Ruud23Ruud23 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
Hi, tracking bowel movements and mood would help a lot of patients suffering from gastro diseases. This can also generate revenues for myfitnesspal as there is a separate market for tracking bowel movement and moods.

Replies

  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,176 Member Member Posts: 3,176 Member
    Are you serious????? Why don't you just enter your pooping habits and frequency in a spreadsheet that is more private, considering that many members have public diaries or diaries open to friend?
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,176 Member Member Posts: 3,176 Member
    Totally disagree, but it is your opinion; I have mine, and I stand by it. Time for people to be more private and stop disclosing personal habits on line.
  • seltzermint555seltzermint555 Member Posts: 10,344 Member Member Posts: 10,344 Member
    Maybe log it under 'Today's Food Notes' if you just want to refer back to it...obviously wouldn't have any detail tracking or anything, but it would be there for you.

    I do that with my outfits. :D
  • MikePTYMikePTY Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member
    There are already dozens of apps out there that do this. If you are looking for this type of feature, you can download one of them. MFP is not meant to be the be all and end all of health apps. It has certain functions. This would fall outside those functions.
  • sammidelvecchiosammidelvecchio Member Posts: 791 Member Member Posts: 791 Member
    Well, it's a health and fitness app, this certainly counts as health. And why can't it be the end all be all of health apps? If I had a health and fitness app I would want everyone to use mine and I think it's a great marketing strategy to say "no need to download and track and use 7 apps, OUR app can do it all."

    Also, this is a great idea IMO.
  • MikePTYMikePTY Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,823 Member
    Well, it's a health and fitness app, this certainly counts as health. And why can't it be the end all be all of health apps? If I had a health and fitness app I would want everyone to use mine and I think it's a great marketing strategy to say "no need to download and track and use 7 apps, OUR app can do it all."

    Also, this is a great idea IMO.

    Because development costs time and money. They already have limited development hours as it is, and I can't imagine this making the list. And every new thing they add adds more code that has the potential to break not only that feature but also other parts of the website as well. Look at how many things break already.

    So I can't imagine they will spend time adding a feature that is really not in veyrry high demand and would arguably turn off as many people as it would attract.
  • sammidelvecchiosammidelvecchio Member Posts: 791 Member Member Posts: 791 Member
    That may be the way it is now, but in the future they could decide to put more money into developing the app. Or improving the user experience for premium memberships. In that case, each idea that gains momentum may be considered. And if people continue to pay for premium, I could honestly see this as a feature included along with a period tracker for the female clientele who would like the option consolidate that into one app, too.

    Edited to add that my Garmin app now includes a period tracker, which surprised me but in a good way. A lot of people would have said that falls outside it's main function as well, but for women it is a very important and key factor when evaluating health. For humans, bowel movements are also incredibly important factors.
    edited September 2019
  • nighthawk584nighthawk584 Member Posts: 1,897 Member Member Posts: 1,897 Member
    I just knew this would come up sooner or later haha!
  • socajamsocajam Member, Premium Posts: 3,031 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,031 Member
    I all for adding the poop as long as they make people pay for it.
    Let's see how many will pay for such a service.
  • CahgetsfitCahgetsfit Member Posts: 1,913 Member Member Posts: 1,913 Member
    That may be the way it is now, but in the future they could decide to put more money into developing the app. Or improving the user experience for premium memberships. In that case, each idea that gains momentum may be considered. And if people continue to pay for premium, I could honestly see this as a feature included along with a period tracker for the female clientele who would like the option consolidate that into one app, too.

    Edited to add that my Garmin app now includes a period tracker, which surprised me but in a good way. A lot of people would have said that falls outside it's main function as well, but for women it is a very important and key factor when evaluating health. For humans, bowel movements are also incredibly important factors.

    I was also happy when FitBit brought in period tracker - I now don't need to use iPeriod anymore. The only thing is it's a lot less robust than iPeriod, with less options for moods and symptoms and so on, but it does the job and is a one stop shop.

    I would pay for premium if MFP was a one stop health shop - as long as the app didn't keep breaking like it does now. The only reason I don't pay for premium now is that it breaks too much.

    And the poop/period section can easily be made a private function anyway - no need to have that as a shared section.
  • ArianeraArianera Member Posts: 136 Member Member Posts: 136 Member
    Are you familiar with the MyColitis App? I know there are a couple of other dedicated apps too.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 29,748 Member Member Posts: 29,748 Member
    You can add it as "Track Additional Measurements" here:

    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/measurements/change


    (Its' at MY HOME > Goals > Track Additional Measurements)


    Then you have them all listed nice and pretty and there will be a graph for it in Reports.
  • RFC2549RFC2549 Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 Member
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    Are you serious????? Why don't you just enter your pooping habits and frequency in a spreadsheet that is more private, considering that many members have public diaries or diaries open to friend?

    I don't know. This could be a very helpful feature for the community. Perhaps people could describe the consistency and size of their movements each day. They could even upload pictures to their public poop diary! Other members could browse and maybe decide to skip lunch that day.
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Member Posts: 7,468 Member Member Posts: 7,468 Member
    To add, Snapchat filters would be fun with little bunny ears and a nose.
  • lkpduckylkpducky Member Posts: 11,066 Member Member Posts: 11,066 Member
This discussion has been closed.