Diet Tracker

Using the Anytime Health Diet Tracker, you can easily log your caloric intake—meal by meal—and day by day. You can track the foods you’ve eaten—AND—you can plan your upcoming meals. Either way, you will want to use this feature as part of your daily routine!

How do I search for food in the Diet Tracker?

  1. After logging in, you will be on your Profile landing page. From there, click the Diet Tracker button in the center of the page. The Food Log will be displayed.
  2. Click Add Food for the meal of your choice. A box will be displayed that allows you to record food in a number of ways. The Search Foods tab will be selected by default.
  • To search for a food from the CalorieKing™ database of 50,000 plus foods, you will want to be as specific with your search terms as possible. The database has menu items from hundreds of restaurants. It also has thousands of fresh and name-brand foods.
  1. Type your search terms, being as specific as possible, and then click Search. Examples of how to run a targeted food search are shown below:
  • If you have the name of the restaurant, you can narrow a search by adding the name. For example, rather than simply entering chicken sandwiches, search for McDonald’s chicken sandwiches. Or, a popular restaurant food like pizza will return much better results by adding a restaurant name, e.g., Pizza Hut pepperoni pizza.
  • If you have the brand-name of a food, you can add that to a search to make it more specific. For example, search for Ragu marinara rather than just marinara. Or, a general search for bread will be much better as Sara Lee wheat bread.
  • You will want to be specific when searching for fresh foods as well. For example, with literally thousands of database items that include the word cheese, a good search is cheddar cheese, but an even better search is low-fat cheddar cheese. Or, since soup is too general, it’s good to search for vegetable soup, and even better to search for beef vegetable soup.
  1. Click the food you wish to add from the displayed search results.
  2. Log the amount of food you ate (or plan to eat) using the Type of Serving and Quantity fields.
  3. When finished, click Add Food.
  4. The box stays open so you can add another food, if necessary.
  5. When you are finished adding foods, click the X in the upper right corner to close the box.
  • For each meal, nutrient totals are displayed on the last line.
  • For all meals combined, the nutrient totals are displayed on the right side of the screen.
  1. Repeat steps 2-8 to add foods to another meal.

How can I setup foods or meals I eat on a regular basis?

There are a few different ways to easily track foods you eat on a regular basis. Here are the details of these time-savers.

Setting favorite foods:

  • When a food is listed in a meal, click the heart next its name to set it as a favorite. The heart icon is a toggle, so to remove the favorite status you simply click the heart again.
  • Favorite foods will appear at the top of your search results. For example, if Cheese: Cheddar, Low-Fat is set as a favorite by clicking the heart, it will be at the top of the results when searching for cheese.

Creating custom foods:

  1. Click the Add Food button in any of the meals. (Any foods you create will be added to the overall database, so it doesn’t matter which meal you select.)
  2. Click the Create Food tab.
  3. Enter your food in the Name field. A custom food can be one item or multiple items.
  4. Enter the Calories in the next field. For multi-item foods, enter the combined calories for all the foods.
  5. If you wish—enter the nutrients (or combined nutrients) in the displayed fields.
  6. When finished, click Create Food.
  7. The My Foods list will be displayed, and it will include the food you just created.
  8. To add it to a meal, first click to select it, and then click Add Food.
  9. When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to close the box.

Tracking a previously-eaten meal:

  1. Click the Add Food button in the meal of your choice.
  2. Click the Previous Meals tab. A list that contains your meals from the previous 30 days is displayed.
  3. To find and select a previous meal, scroll through the list and click its name.
  4. Verify the Time of Meal is correct, and then click Add Meal.
  5. When finished, click the X in the upper right corner to close the box.

How can I adjust foods I’ve already added to a meal?

Editing the servings of a food:

  1. If you notice a serving error, click the pencil icon in the Servings column.
  2. When the Edit Portion Size box is displayed, adjust the Type of Serving and/or the Quantity consumed.
  3. When finished, click Save Changes.

Moving a food to another meal:

  1. To drag a food item to another meal, hover your mouse over the food name.
  2. Click and drag it to another meal.
  3. When the meal area turns gold, drop the item.

Deleting a food item from a meal:

  • In the first column of the meal table, click the X next to the food item you wish to delete.
  • Your Calorie Budget, meal nutrients, and combined nutrients for the day will automatically be adjusted.

How do I use the Calorie Budget on my Food Log?

  1. After logging in, you will be on your Profile landing page. From there, click the Diet Tracker button in the center of the page. The Food Log will be displayed.
  2. At the top of your Food Log, you can see your daily Calorie Budget. This budget is based on settings from the Goals tab on your Profile.
  3. Your Calorie Budget includes the number of calories you have consumed—burned off—and those that remain for the day.
  4. In the progress bar, you see your Net Calories as they build toward your Daily budget.
  • Net Calories is the sum of the calories you’ve consumed—minus the calories you’ve burned off through exercise or other activities.
  • Your Daily budget takes exercise into account and displays the calorie level suggested to meet—or maintain—your weight goals. Hitting this mark as close as possible will keep you on track!

How can I see past usage of my Diet Tracker?

  1. After logging in, you will be on your Profile landing page. From there, click the Diet Tracker button in the center of the page. The Food Log will be displayed.
  2. To get a view of your weekly caloric intake, click the Week Summary tab.
  • First, you will see a table with the Net Calories you’ve consumed—or plan to consume—for each day of the current week.
  • Next, there is a weekly Nutrient Breakdown for your carbs, protein, and fat consumption.
  • The weekly totals for the other nutrients are shown on the right side of the page.
  1. To see a timeline of the net calories you’ve consumed, click the History tab.
  • The last 30 days are automatically displayed in the Timeline chart.
  • To see a different view, click the calendar icon to display the Date Range picker.
  • To see if your net calories are tracking closely with your goals, your daily calorie budget appears as a dashed line across the chart.
  • A total nutrient breakdown for the selected date range is shown at the bottom of the screen.
  1. Click the Food Log tab to return to that page of the Diet Tracker.