Sometimes it is easier or more accurate to create your own food entries. Members use this to create custom food entries for products that don’t scan or they track differently than the entries listed in the Guides.
For instance, if you wanted to track avocado by the oz or gram, instead of the “1⁄4 medium” rule - you could create a NEW FOOD entry to do just that.
You can open the CREATE FOOD screen in several places.
APPLE: Use the + in the top right or the CREATE FOOD button at the bottom of any food search screen.
ANDROID: Use the green (+) button at the bottom of any food search screen.
HOW TO CREATE A FOOD
NAME: How do you want this item to appear in your listings? You can even add emojis to the name if you like. Not sure how? Use THIS ARTICLE to learn more about using emojis.
DESCRIPTION: Add any additional information like brand name or serving you want to display in your search.
BITES: If you know the BITES - you can fill them out. Otherwise this will fill out when you put in the nutritional information.
SERVING SIZE: Choose from 30 options for how to measure your item.
0 BITE FOOD SWITCH: Tap this to mark a food as a  BITE food. FILLING FOOD SWITCH: Tap this to mark a food as a filling food. (this is mostly used by SIMPLY FILLING members)
NUTRITIONAL DATA: If you are tracking calories or macros as a secondary metric - it is important that you fill out ALL the information for accuracy.
ADD TO FAVORITES: Tap the heart in the top right corner.
On IOS only: This screen gives you another option for quickly tracking foods similar to the CALCULATOR. It is found at the bottom of any food search screen.
NAME: Fill in as you would like it to appear in your list.
NUTRITIONAL DATA: This section will be specific to the plan you have chosen in your profile.
BITES: will be generated based on the information given.
DATE: What day do you want to track this item too?
MEAL: What meal do you want it to be set to as a default? You can change this at any time.
ADDING KNOWN BITES VALUE
If you want to quickly add the bites for an item or meal that you already know the bites value of, you can do a quick add through Create A Food. From your Tracker, tap the Add ("+") button located on the bottom of your tracking screen, select Food, then the small (+) in the corner on the results tab (On iOS, the + is in the top right. For android, it’s in the bottom right) This will take you to Create Food.
Enter a name for your food. On the third line down where it states your weight loss plan, enter the bites value. Tap SAVE, then save again, then tap Track.
EDITING FOOD ITEMS
Sometimes as ingredients, serving sizes or packaging changes, nutritional values are affected. When this happens, manufacturers are not required to report those changes and databases can easily have incorrect information.
This is why we highly recommend comparing the nutritional data that comes up against the item for ensured accuracy.
But what do you do if it is wrong? Previously you had to create an entirely new item but now you can edit results directly from items you scan or find in the FOOD SEARCH databases.
It took me awhile to find one that scanned incorrectly but this is a good example. Entries can be off on just serving sizes, Calories, or even the entire label.
Looking at the Nutritional Label, you see it says 1/2 cup dry, 140 calories, 2.5g fat, 0g sugar. Upon scanning, it says 1/2 cup dry, 150 calories, 3g fat, .5g sugar. We need to edit this so it is correct.
Editing has become super simple. Tap the [•••] in the top right corner and it will give you an option to EDIT the item.
EDITING an item will create a new entry in MY FOODS with the corrected information. You can edit everything about the item.
- NAME: How do you want this item to appear in your listings? You can even add emojis (like I added the little cheese one) to the name if you like.
- DESCRIPTION: Add any additional information like brand name or serving you want to display in your search.
- BITES: Leave this blank to allow the item to be calculated from the nutritional data you provide.
- SERVING SIZE: Choose from 30 options for how to measure your item. If you are changing from say cups to grams - make sure you know the equivalent measure. This is normally noted on the product itself - for instance this item 2tbsp = 31g
- 0 BITE FOOD SWITCH: Mark a food as a  BITE food (if applicable.)
- FILLING FOOD SWITCH: Mark a food as a filling food.
- NUTRITIONAL DATA: If you are tracking calories or macros as a secondary metric - it is important that you fill out ALL the information for accuracy.
- ADD TO FAVORITES: Tap the heart in the top right corner.
You can now see where the entry is fixed to match the label. Make sure to tap the heart to save to your Favorites so you can find it later when needed.