Entering Macros instead of foods

Is there a way to enter just the consumed macros for the day? For the next couple months I am using my meal plan services macro tracker to save time. It takes the meals I have planned and automatically plugs them in so I don't have to create a recipe on here for every meal. However, it doesn't take into account activity level and adjust calories based on that. What i'm wanting to do (unless anyone has a better suggestion) is to be able to just add the macros for the day into cronometer that I am receiving from the meal plan app until I am finished with this quarter and have time to create recipes in chronometer again. Also open to suggestions other than inputting a new recipe for every meal. I hardly ever eat the same meal twice so this is not time efficient for me.

*I did try adding a recipe without ingredients and it wouldn't let me adjust the macros. I also tried to add foods but it wouldn't let me adjust the macros. Perhaps I am not doing it correctly or perhaps this is a gold membership feature. 🤷‍♀️


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    Hi @JenniPotts in general we recommend using data with the most nutrients in order to get a clear, complete picture of our health. You can learn more about choosing the best data for your needs here: https://cronometer.com/blog/6-tips-getting-nutrition-data/
    That being said, one of my colleagues recently added a couple of options to the database to easily add some macronutrients to your dairy without needing to create a recipe. Search the database for:
    Quick Add, Calorie
    Quick Add, Carbohydrate
    Quick Add, Fat
    Quick add, Protein
    Enter the serving size as the number of grams of each macronutrient when adding to your diary. This isn't the best solution to get a good picture of your overall health though, so I would recommend using this method sparingly, and spend the time building up your own database of custom recipes.

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    Ah, this is great. Thanks!

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    @Hilary this thread is a duplicate of https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/124/is-there-a-way-to-quick-add-calories

    As for using data with the most information, that's impractical for meal delivery services. The point there is to save time, so hunting for each ingredient that makes up a meal such as Trifecta Nutrition's "arroz con vegetales with beyond beef crumbles" defeats that point. Each meal does have the grams of protein/fat/carbs, and the "Quick Add" custom meals work well for adding the macros.

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    Thank you, that will have to work. Since the food is coming from Trifecta I do not have the recipe and therefore cannot create it. The quick adds will have to do.

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