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My Favorites - Food Broken Into Groups

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Voices: JuryDuty, stephenb, tjpearce, robbie3600, and clegg

Jun 14, 2008 12:31pm

JuryDuty JuryDuty
629 posts

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I Lost 5% I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

I love that I can save my favorite foods so I don’t have to search the database each time. Would it be possible for us to have some way to organize our favorites by type or something? The more I get, the harder it is to find what I’m looking for. And since there’s no set standard for the food labels, the alphabet at the top doesn’t help much (Do I look under C for chicken, G for grilled chicken, M for McDonald’s Grilled Chicken, etc.).

 
Jun 16, 2008 12:31pm

stephenb stephenb
1260 posts
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I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

(Do I look under C for chicken, G for grilled chicken, M for McDonald’s Grilled Chicken, etc.).

That’s a good point. The alphabetical index is a good start, but there is still room for improvement.

Would it be possible for us to have some way to organize our favorites by type or something?

What if users could tag foods? One question that immediately comes to my mind is whether or not the tags should be public or private (i.e., if you tag a food does everyone see that tag, or just you)?

 
Jun 16, 2008 1:30pm

JuryDuty JuryDuty
629 posts

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I Lost 5% I Burned 50K Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs! I Burned 25K Calories! I Ran 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories!

Well, if they were tagged privately, I would probably tag foods into groups such as: Daily, Fast Food, Veggies, Fruits, Cereals, etc. Then again, most of those would work publicly, too.

 
Jun 16, 2008 1:51pm

tjpearce tjpearce
18 posts

I Lost 20 Lbs!

I concur. I was just thinking about this as my favorites list is starting to get long. I like the idea of tagging as well.

 
Mar 18, 2009 10:44am

robbie3600 robbie3600
5 posts

I Lost 5 Lbs!

I agree…my favorites list is starting to grow. And I never know what letter the item I’m looking for starts with. It would be very helpful if there was just a “Search within My Favorites” option. That way I could just type “cheese” and find the one I need rather than going through the whole database of cheese.

 
Mar 18, 2009 12:47pm

clegg clegg
36 posts

Future Olympic Gold ? Gold Medalist Work is Far Away Award I Burned 50K Calories! I Burned 25K Calories! I Lost 5% I Biked 100 Miles! I Burned 5,000 Calories! I Lost 10 Lbs! I Lost 5 Lbs!

My suggestion would be to have any of your favorite foods jump to the top of the list when you do a database search. Instead of scrolling through your favorites or grouping them, you just use the same search function (chicken) and the first result on the list would be your favorite. The “star” icon should also be greyed out so you can tell it is already in your favorite list, or it can be labelled as a favorite in some other way.


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