How do I track my food with the Fitbit app?

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What's a food plan in the Fitbit app?
Use a Fitbit food plan to help you achieve and maintain your weight goal. Log your food intake each day to see how many calories you eat versus your estimated calories burned. For more information, see How does my Fitbit device calculate my daily activity?
How do I start a food plan?
Fitbit app

If you sign in with your Google Account

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap Fitbit settings  Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, find the option to start a food plan.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your food plan. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can set a daily calorie goal without a food plan.

If you sign in with your Fitbit login

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap settings .
  2. Tap Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, find the option to start a food plan.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your food plan. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can set a daily calorie goal without a food plan.
fitbit.com
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click Log at the top, then click Food.
  2. In the Food Plan section, click Get Started.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your food plan.
What’s a calorie deficit?
A calorie deficit is when you burn more calories than you consume in a day. When you set a weight-loss goal in the Fitbit app, your daily calorie deficit target is determined by the level of intensity you choose for your food plan.
How do I log food in the Fitbit app?
Log your food throughout the day to see your estimated calories eaten versus calories burned and macronutrients breakdown.
Fitbit app

To manually add food:

  1. From the Today tab , tap the  icon  Food.
  2. Search for your food or create a custom food.
  3. Enter your information and tap Log.

To scan food:

  1. From the Today tab , tap the  icon  Food.
  2. On Android phones, make sure you allow the Fitbit app to access requested features on your phone. For more information, see What should I know about using the Fitbit app on my Android phone?
  3. Tap the barcode icon and place your item's entire barcode in the scanning area. If your item is in our database, you'll see a summary. Otherwise, you'll see the option to submit it.
  4. Adjust the quantity and tap Log.
Note that at this time, barcode scanning is only available for customers using the United States food database. If you use another food database, the barcode scanning option won't work. To check which food database you're using, see How do I change my food database?
fitbit.com
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click Log at the top, then click Food.
  2. Under Food Log, enter your information and click Log Food.
 How do I change my food database?
Fitbit app

If you sign in with your Google Account

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap Fitbit settings  Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Tap Food Database to choose a different country.

If you sign in with your Fitbit login

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap settings .
  2. Tap Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Tap Food Database to choose a different country.

fitbit.com

  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click the gear icon Settings.
  2. Under Nutrition, click Food Database to choose a different country.
How do I see how many calories I consume each day?
Fitbit app
Tap the Today tab , then tap Food.
On-device

Note that this feature is available on certain Fitbit devices. If your Fitbit device doesn’t have calorie information, check it in the Fitbit app.

  1. Swipe up from the clock face to see your stats.
  2. Find the Food tile. You may have to swipe up to find it. If you don’t see the Food tile:
    • Versa, Versa Lite Edition, and Versa 2—Tap Settings at the bottom of your stats and make sure the Food tile is turned on.
    • Sense and Versa 3—Tap Manage at the bottom of your stats and make sure the Advanced Stats widget is turned on.
  3. To see calorie details:
    • Versa, Versa Lite Edition, and Versa 2—Swipe left on the food tile to see your caloric intake, calories remaining in your food plan, and your macronutrients breakdown by percentage.
    • Sense and Versa 3—Tap the Food widget to see your caloric intake broken down by meal, and your average for the week.

How do I see my macronutrients breakdown in the Fitbit app?
Fitbit app
  1. Tap the Today tab , then tap Food.
  2. Under Today, find your daily macronutrients breakdown.
  3. Swipe the graph see your macronutrients breakdown (percentages of carbohydrates, fat, and protein you consumed) over the past week.
  4. Tap the expand icon to see details about your macronutrients, then tap a day to see details. Tap the icon again to close.
On-device

Note that this feature is available on certain Fitbit devices. If your Fitbit device doesn’t have macronutrient information, check it in the Fitbit app.

  1. On Versa, Versa Lite Edition, and Versa 2, swipe up from the clock face to see Fitbit Today.
  2. Find the Food tile. You may have to swipe up to find it. If you don’t see the food tile, tap Settings at the bottom of Fitbit Today and make sure the Food tile is turned on.
  3. Swipe left on the Food tile to see your macronutrients breakdown by percentage.

Note that you won't see your macronutrients breakdown if you log calories instead of specific foods.

To learn more about the benefits of tracking macronutrients, see our blog post How Counting Macros Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals (English only).

How do I edit my food plan?
iPhones and iPads

If you sign in with your Google Account

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap Fitbit settings  Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, tap Food.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust your food plan.

If you sign in with your Fitbit login

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap settings .
  2. Tap Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, tap Food.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust your food plan.
Android phones

If you sign in with your Google Account

  1. ap the Today tab , and tap your profile picture.
  2. Tap Fitbit settings  Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, tap Food Plan.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust your food plan.

If you sign in with your Fitbit login

  1. Tap the Today tab , and tap settings .
  2. Tap Activity & Wellness  Nutrition & Weight.
  3. Under Nutrition, tap Food Plan.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust your food plan.
fitbit.com dashboard
  1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, hover your cursor over the bottom of the food tile.
  2. Click the gear icon .
  3. Under Plan Intensity, click the pencil icon .
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust your food plan.
How do I delete a food entry?
iPhones and iPads
  1. In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab , then tap Food.
  2. To delete today’s entries, swipe right on the entry you want to delete and tap Delete.
  3. To delete older entries:
    1. Tap the day that contains the item you want to delete.
    2. Tap the three dots  Delete Log.
Android phones
  1. In the Fitbit app, tap the Today tab , then tap Food.
  2. Tap the entry that includes the item you want to delete.
  3. Tap and hold the entry you want to delete, and tap Delete item.
fitbit.com dashboard
  1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, click Log at the top, then click Food.
  2. Under Logged Foods, hover your cursor over the item you want to delete, then click the x icon that appears.

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