I find it so hard to add meals to my fitness pal diary because alot of my meals are home made and are not included so i feel like id have to put every single ingredient which drains my life
I have the same problem. I tried putting in a recipe but when I searched for ingredients I got all sorts of things in English instead of anything even resembling the ingredient that I put in in Swedish. There's also the Meals tab where you can put in certain meals to make them easier to log in the future. You're still going to have to save them ingredient by ingredient though. Mine has for some reason saved the lunch I had yesterday as a meal, I don't know why and it hasn't saved any other meals automatically.
It becomes really difficult when you cook for three persons with five ingredients and then you have to calculate how large a part of each ingredient you ate. I had low carb high fat pizza and got up to huge amounts of calories estimating that each piece had like 150 grams of cheese, 150 grams of cauliflower etc. When I later weighed a piece of the pizza it weighed in total 150 grams. :/
Same here! Sometimes I just log the main ingredients trying to estimate the amount per portion. But it can get really boring
Yeah i spent a lot of time creating almost all my own food entries manually, i would even redo ones that already existed, to make the serving size 100g so i could easily use my kitchen scale and enter amounts without doing math. It was easier to do a lot of that work sitting down at a pc rather than on mobile.
It got a bit better after a while because my diet is quite repetitive... And I have a very long list of saved meals.