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Adding restaurant meals

jjcsbcjjcsbc Posts: 1Member Member Posts: 1Member Member
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Hi, Can anyone give me instructions on how to add restaurant meals to MyFitnessPal please? I googled it but the answers I found weren't very good and I still couldn't work it out.!! Would appreciate some help
Thanks
Juliette

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  • liaoverbrookliaoverbrook Posts: 105Member Member Posts: 105Member Member
    Do you mean add them to ur diary or add them to the system?:)
  • Spawnkill69Spawnkill69 Posts: 17Member Member Posts: 17Member Member
    Never go. Eat only what you make.
  • DiscipleOfChrist29DiscipleOfChrist29 Posts: 75Member Member Posts: 75Member Member
    Take your food scale with you LOL. Seriously thats the only way.... and that's if you know all the ingredients which is rare. Sometimes I will just guess and overestimate or make sure I eat less the other meals to accommodate the restaurant meal. So many times this happens though.. You go over to someone else's house for dinner... A work lunch.... All. The. Time. You find ways around it but there is no definite way to know how many calories a meal has unless you know all the ingredients.
  • just_Tomekjust_Tomek Posts: 7,059Member Member Posts: 7,059Member Member
    Never go. Eat only what you make.

    Why?
  • hmhill17hmhill17 Posts: 172Member Member Posts: 172Member Member
    jjcsbc wrote: »
    Hi, Can anyone give me instructions on how to add restaurant meals to MyFitnessPal please? I googled it but the answers I found weren't very good and I still couldn't work it out.!! Would appreciate some help
    Thanks
    Juliette

    If the restaurant has nutrition information online, you can add it to MFP. I've done that with a couple things.

    The 2 restaurants I've been to that didn't have nutrition info, I knew that what they were going to serve me was way too much for a single serving, so I took "half" home and weighed it there.

    If you know you're going to go out for dinner one week, bank calories leading up to that day. Or on that day do an extra workout of some sort.
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