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How to set up MFP with JCN.

MyFitnessPal (MFP) can be a great tool to support your JCN plan. If you are someone who enjoys additional flexibility, wants an understanding on energy values, or likes a visual map of progress then this app could be for you! This is a step-by-step guide to help you navigate your way through MFP with the JCN Team.

Step 1

To begin, you will need to make sure that your calories and protein intake match your plan. If you have an Android phone head to the hamburger menu in the top left of the screen, or for Apple users the “more” tab at the bottom right and then select “Goals.” From there, choose “Nutrition Goals – Calorie, Carbs, Protein and Fat Goals” and set your calories to match the recommendations on your plan.

We then need to set our protein intake. If you have the premium version, you will be able to enter your protein intake in grams. If however you have the unpaid version, you will need to choose a percentage that is as close to your recommendation for grams of protein as possible. The percentages will need to total 100% so the remainder (carbs and fats) can be split based on your dietary preference. If you are unsure, start by dividing the remainder roughly in half.

You are now good to start tracking!

Step 2

Every fortnight as part of your JCN journey you are required to complete an update form. In this you will need to include a screenshot of your average weekly calories and also your average weekly macros. There is a tab where you can upload this.

Head to the hamburger menu or more tab and choose “Nutrition” and then change the view at the top to “week view.” Along the top of the app you will find three headings – Calories, Nutrients, and Macros. You will need to take a screenshot of the Calories and Macros graphs each week. 

Download template below and enter your data. If you are downloading by phone the template file can be saved to google drive or cloud. Entries can be uploaded when updating by xls file, pdf or screenshot for us to review.

This is what you will upload into update forms every two weeks.

 DOWNLOAD TRACKING TEMPLATE HERE 

Step 3

There may come a time where your nutritionist asks you to send in a food diary. This maybe requested as a standard food diary or photos of your meals.