How to Manage Custom Foods

This article explains how to create or edit a custom food in your "My Foods" list when you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the ProTracker Plus database. 

How to Create a Custom Food

You can create your own custom foods and add them to your "My Foods" list.

  1. Switch to the Diary tab
  2. Tap “Add Food” in a meal period to bring up the food search interface
  3. Tap "+", and select "Create Food"
  4. When finished, tap "Save" (top right corner)

The recipe is now saved to your "My Foods" list. You can either find it by using the search bar or scrolling through the "My Foods" list.

How to Edit a Custom Food

You only need to make changes in one place; it will sync across all of your devices.

  1. Switch to the Diary tab
  2. Tap “Add Food” in a meal period to bring up the food search interface
  3. Find the food in your "My Foods" list that you'd like to edit
  4. Select the food (or tap the three dots to the right of the item)
  5. Select "Edit Nutrients"
  6. When finished, tap "Save" (top right corner)

You can also quickly find the food you're looking for by typing in the search box.

How to Copy a Custom Food

You can make a copy of one of your saved custom foods if you need to create a new one that is similar to an existing one.

  1. Switch to the Diary tab
  2. Tap “Add Food” in a meal period to bring up the food search interface
  3. Find the food in your "My Foods" list that you'd like to copy
  4. Select the food (or tap the three dots to the right of the item)
  5. Select "Make a Copy"
  6. A new copy will appear in your "My Foods" list which you can now edit

How to Use Food Tags

When creating or editing a food you can assign tags to add additional properties to a custom food.

At this time, tags are used for people using Weight Watchers Points programs to tag foods as fruits, vegetables, or alcohol which affects the calculated the point value. However we will add the ability to filter your food lists by tag in a future update.

Note: If you're a Points system user and you've tagged the food as a fruit or vegetable, it will now show up as zero points.

Add Tags by Editing a Food

  1. Switch to the Diary tab
  2. Tap “Add Food” in a meal period to bring up the food search interface
  3. Find the food you want to edit in your "My Foods" list
  4. Select the food (or tap the three dots to the right of the item)
  5. Select "Edit Nutrients"
  6. Select "Tags"
  7. Add one or more tags
  8. Tap "Save"

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