As it stands the recipe function is useless for accurate tracking
As it stands, Cronometers is useless for accurate tracking with recipes.
I’m long time MFP user and the way it does recipes you are able to accurately track the nutrition facts for a portion of your recipe. How you do it is that you add your ingredients and cook up your meal. After cooking your weight the entire recipe and enter the weight into the “Number of Servings” section. MFP just divides the total nutrition by the number of serving (the weight of the cooked recipe) so when you go to eat a portion, you just enter the weight of the portion you are gonna eat and you get an accurate report.
I thought Cronometer did the same thing, but if it’s suppose to, it’s calculations are off. I created a recipe and tried entering it into my diary but it was off by quite a bit. The portion was 68% of the total recipe but Cronometer only reported 38% of the nutrition facts. As it stands, because of this you are not able to accurately track a recipe which is a huge hit against an app that prides itself on accuracy.
to show you what I’m talking about I recorded creating the recipe and entering it into my diary.