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Food Logging (iOS)

UP offers several ways to log your meals, making it easy to monitor what you eat and drink on a regular basis. Multiple studies have revealed that consistently recording your meals increases the likelihood of losing weight and maintaining weight loss.

 

Creating a Meal Entry

Meal entries are detailed records of food items that you log in the UP App. Keeping track of your meals provides valuable insight into your eating patterns while helping to reinforce healthier eating habits.

 

  1. To create a meal entry, tap the blue plus sign icon at the bottom of the UP home screen.
  2. Next, tap the green fork and knife icon to continue.

Note: If you are accessing this menu for the first time, UP may ask for permission to access your mobile device’s camera. Allowing access is required to unlock the UP App’s barcode scan feature and to take photos of your meals.

 

Selecting Food Items

The food logging menu in the UP App provides six different options to select food items, each designed to simplify your meal logging. In addition, each food item is assigned an UP® Food Score value to help you understand the healthiness of your meals at a glance.

Popular Items

The Popular Items feature lets you quickly choose from food items logged most often by the UP community. For easy access, food items that you personally log will appear at the top of the list.

  1. From the food logging menu, tap the name of an item to add it to your meal entry.
  2. Next, tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.
 

Search

The UP App offers an extensive food database, which is regularly updated and easily searchable.

  1. From the top of the food logging menu, tap the search bar then type the name of the food item or ingredient.
  2. If the item you searched for appears in the search results, tap the item’s name, then tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.

Note: If the item you searched for does not appear in the search results, tap Add Custom Food, then tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner to continue.

Photo

The Photo feature is ideal for keeping a record of meal entries while on the go and for creating fully-customized food items. You can edit these entries at any time to include additional details, such as serving size and nutritional information.

Note: UP needs access to your mobile device’s camera and photo library in order to log food items with the Photo feature. If prompted for permission, tap OK.

  1. From the top of the food logging menu, tap the camera icon.
  2. To take a photo, align your mobile device’s camera with the food item, then tap the camera icon. To select an existing image from your photo library, tap the box next to the camera icon, select the image then tap Choose.

Scan

The Scan feature allows for convenient logging of most food items with barcodes on their packaging. Once your scanned item is located, UP automatically populates your meal entry with the item’s default serving size and nutritional information.

  1. From the top of the food logging menu, tap the barcode icon.
  2. Align your mobile device’s camera with the barcode on the item’s packaging.
  3. If the item is located, tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner to continue. If the item is not located, tap Enter Manually (to create a custom food item) or OK (to cancel and return to the previous screen) when prompted.

Restaurant

The Restaurant feature further simplifies food logging, providing a searchable database of menus from various restaurants (with nutritional information for many menu items).

  1. From the top of the food logging menu, tap the menu icon.
  2. Type the name of the restaurant, then tap the restaurant’s name in the search results.
  3. Tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.

Water

Drinking enough water each day is a critical factor for losing weight and overall health. With a simple interface, the Water feature helps you keep track of your daily water intake in just a few taps.

  1. From the food logging menu, tap the water icon for each 8 ounce glass of water you drank.
  2. Tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.
 

Saving a Meal Entry

After selecting a food item, you can customize your meal entry—as described below—before saving it to your food log.

 

  • To cancel your current meal entry, tap the X icon.
  • To make your meal entry private, tap the padlock icon. Note: Your meal entries are visible to your UP friends by default. To make all meal entries private, tap Privacy & Sharing from the Help & Settings menu.
  • To save your current meal entry, tap the checkmark icon.
  • To adjust serving size, tap the name of the food item.
  • To modify the time of your meal entry, tap the timestamp in the bottom-left corner. Note: Your meal entry is timestamped by default.
  • To specify where you ate, tap Add Location.
  • To add additional food items to your meal entry, tap Add More.

Adjusting Serving Size

From the meal entry screen, tapping the name of a food item allows you to adjust its serving size. The icons on the left side of the serving size menu display serving sizes by type, such as grams and ounces, and may vary depending on the food item.

Note: The item’s default serving size is selected for you automatically.

  1. From the meal entry screen, tap the name of the food item to open the serving size menu.
  2. From the serving size menu, drag the slider on the right side to adjust the serving size.
  3. When finished, tap the food item once more then tap the checkmark icon to save your updated meal entry.

Adjusting Time and Date

The time and date of your meal entry is set for you automatically. You can also adjust the time and date to reflect the exact time of your meal.

  1. From the meal entry screen, tap the timestamp in the bottom-left corner.
  2. Adjust the time and date for your meal.
  3. When finished, tap Done then tap the checkmark icon to save your updated meal entry.

Adding Location

You can tag your meal entries by location, including nearby restaurants, using the Add Location feature.

  1. From the meal entry screen, tap Add Location.
  2. Search for the restaurant, tap a nearby restaurant or tap Home or Work.
  3. When finished, tap the checkmark icon to save your updated meal entry.

Adding More Items

The Add More feature allows you to easily add multiple items to your meal entry.

  1. From the meal entry screen, tap Add More.
  2. From the food logging menu, choose one of the available options to select your item.
  3. Tap the checkmark icon in the upper-right corner of the screen to continue.
  4. When finished, tap the checkmark icon to save your updated meal entry.
 

Viewing and Editing Meal Entries

Logged meal entries can be viewed from the UP App home screen, by tapping the green bar graph or selecting a specific entry from your activity log.

Once selected, you can make changes to your meal entry, such as adjusting serving size, making your entry private or deleting the entry.

 

  • From the UP home screen, tap the green bar graph.
  • From the meal summary screen, tap a meal icon on the timeline to view a specific meal entry.
  • To edit or delete your meal entry, scroll to the bottom of the screen then tap Edit.
  • To make your meal entry private, tap the padlock icon in the bottom-left corner. Note: Your meal entries are visible to your UP friends by default. To make all meal entries private, tap Privacy & Sharing from the Help & Settings menu.
  • The meal entry’s Food Score—which rates the healthiness of your meal—and nutritional values are shown beneath your logged items.
  • Tap the Add a Comment field to leave a note about your meal entry, then tap Post when finished.

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