Clients already familiar with using MyFitnessPal, will now be able to sync their MyFitnessPal food diary with SENPRO. This means, the foods logged by your clients in MyFitnessPal will automatically sync into the SENPRO Planner for you to see.
In this article, we'll talk about:
Setting up MyFitnessPal & SENPRO in 3 steps
These cannot be skipped❗️
Step 1: Your client must set their MyFitnessPal food diary to Public
This step can be done by your client from the MyFitnessPal web-platform, or from the MyFitnessPal mobile app.
From the MyFitnessPal web-platform:
Ask your client to log in to MyFitnessPal and then click "Settings", followed by "Diary settings". Here they can set their food diary to "Public".
From the mobile app:
1.1. From the mobile app home screen, ask your client to tap "More", followed by "Settings".
1.2. Next tap "Diary Settings".
1.3. Then tap "Diary Sharing". Here you will be able to set your food diary to "Public".
Step 2: Locate your clients MyFitnessPal username
From the MyFitnessPal mobile app home screen, ask your client to tap "More", followed by "Settings", then "Profile". Here they will find their username.
From the MyFitnessPal web-platform, ask them to click "Settings" followed by "Change username" to reveal their current username (see image below).
Step 3: Enter MyFitnessPal username into SENPRO
This step can be completed by you or your client.
By your client:
Adding your clients MyFitnessPal username on their behalf:
To do so, navigate to the Planner (week view) and click the "customise display" settings icon (see next two images).
Enter your clients MyFitnessPal username in the field, then click "Save".
You can choose whether to display the MyFitnessPal data in your view ("Nutritionist View") and / or your "Clients View" using the hide / show toggle.
How will MyFitnessPal data be displayed in SENPRO
After correct installation, you will be able to view your clients MyFitnessPal food diary in both the Planner "week view" and "day view".
Week view - this displays a Monday to Sunday view of your clients week. We will pull any foods logged across the week and will display meal totals as well as the day totals. Week view is pictured below.
Day view - Click the date (e.g Tuesday 22nd March) or click "day view" in the top left hand corner of the Planner to view a clients food diary in more detail. As well as displaying nutrition totals per meal and per day, we also provide nutrition information per ingredient logged (if this information is available).
We are not yet able to sync the following data from MyFitnessPal into SENPRO:
Logged fluid intake
Please also note, this is a one-way sync, from MyFitnessPal to SENPRO. This means, all meal plans generated in SENPRO cannot be synced & displayed to the client in MyFitnessPal.
Finally, the purpose of this sync is to enable nutritionists to view their clients food diary data, which is why we have not enabled MyFitnessPal data to be synced into the SENPRO client mobile app. We are however open to your feedback on how you would like to see this feature developed further!