Your nutritionist may ask you to complete a food diary. For those of you already familiar with the popular food logging app, MyFitnessPal, you will be able to sync your MyFitnessPal food diary directly into the SENPRO Planner for your nutritionist to view.

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How to set up MyFitnessPal and SENPRO

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Step 1: Set your MyFitnessPal food diary to Public

From the MyFitnessPal web-platform:

  1. Log in to MyFitnessPal (https://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/login)

  2. Click "Settings"

  3. Go to your "Diary settings" (https://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/diary_settings)

  4. Set your food diary to "Public"

From the mobile app:

1.1. Login and from the home screen, tap "More", followed by "Settings"

1.2. Next tap "Diary Settings"

1.3. Go to "Diary Sharing" and select "Public"

Step 2: Locate your MyFitnessPal username

From the MyFitnessPal web-platform:

  1. You will be logged in at this point having completed step 1

  2. In the main horizontal menu at the top of the page, you will see your username (circled in red below)

  3. Alternatively, click "Settings" followed by "Change username" to see your current username (also circled in red below)

From the MyFitnessPal mobile app:

  1. Login and from your home screen tap "More"

  2. Go to "Settings"

  3. Tap "Profile"

  4. Here you will see your username

Step 3: Enter your MyFitnessPal username into SENPRO

There are two ways you can add your MyFitnessPal username in SENPRO.

Via your account settings in the SENPRO web-platform:

  1. Go to your SENPRO Account Settings

  2. Click the "Apps" tab

  3. Here you can enter your MyFitnessPal username (see image below).

Share your MyFitnessPal username with your nutritionist:

  1. Your nutrititionist will be able to enter your username directly into the Planner Configuration Settings on your behalf.

How will my MyFitnessPal data be displayed in SENPRO?

After correctly following the steps above, SENPRO will sync your MyFitnessPal food diary data in the SENPRO Planner. This will be displayed to both you and your nutritionist in the web-platform only. This includes all foods & recipes that have been consumed & logged on a per meal basis in MyFitnessPal (as pictured below).

Troubleshooting

If nutrient values are not correctly syncing from MyFitnessPal into the SENPRO planner, please ask your client to check they have the following nutrients selected to be tracked. This can be checked from the MyFitnessPal web-platform, in Diary Settings area:

  1. Carbohydrates

  2. Protein

  3. Fat

Limitations

We are not yet able to sync the following data from MyFitnessPal into SENPRO:

  • Food notes

  • Exercise notes

  • Logged exercise

  • 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.

MyFitnessPal data will only be synced into the SENPRO web-platform. However we may extend this functionality in the mobile app in the future. The primary purpose of this feature 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.

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