Looking up the calorie count of food items and keeping a daily food journal is easy using the Walkingspree Food Tracker, a calorie and nutritional database containing more than 65,000 generic, brand-name, fast-foods and restaurant items. And if you want to keep tabs on your daily intake of sodium, fat, or other nutritional items, the Food Tracker is a handy tool.
This is the third in a series of tutorials on using the Food Tracker. This tutorial will show you how to create custom foods in your Food Tracker.
Another resource to understanding how calories affect weight loss and how to use Food Tracker, is Walkingspree's "Understanding your calories IN versus your calories OUT".
Creating Custom Food
Sometimes you can't find a food item in the database. While most food items are searchable, occasionally items such as gluten free, ethnic or other variations may not be found. In this case you can add it to use for future food logging.
Go to the Food Tracker.
On the left hand side, under recipes, click on New Food.
Create Custom Food
A pop up will load. Click on "click here to add new food"
Adding Custom Food
Look at the ingredients list on your Food box/can. Transfer the information over.
Custom Food lists
Afterwards, you can see your custom food listed on the custom food page. To edit your food, you would click on the name link.
Daily Food Log
Your food item will now show up in your food log for the day you ate it. You can change the serving size in here by pressing enter after entering a number.
Click on the green running icon to see how many steps you need to take to burn off the calories for that food item.
Adding for a Future Date
To add this food item in future, you can now quickly go to your My Meals tab, click on My Food and select the food item to your log.