NuMi 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Free Tracking AppArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
Designed to support every step of your weight loss journey, Nutrisystem’s free tracking app, NuMi, makes it so much easier to achieve your goal. Wherever you are, you can log your food, water and activities. Plus, our free tracking app dishes out all kinds of helpful tips, exclusive recipes, special offers and app challenges designed to keep you motivated and on track.
NuMi’s features are simple and intuitive but this guide will show you how to become a tracking expert.
Your NuMi journal will become the home-base of your tracking, guiding you through exactly what you should be eating each day. The Journal lays out your program meal by meal. No more confusion or having to remember if PowerFuels are with breakfast or dinner. Whether you’re tracking on the go or keeping note of the details, you will find your favorite go-to features with all the different ways to track in the Journal.
How to Search for a Specific Food:
Searching for a PowerFuel? Tap the + next to Snack PowerFuel then push the magnifying glass in the top right corner of your screen and you’ll open a window that lets you search by name for the food you’ve eaten. Simple keywords such as “chicken” or “muffin” will bring up all the relevant results. Or you can narrow the search right from the start by filtering the meal occasion (breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack) or the food type (PowerFuel, SmartCarb, etc.).
Here’s a quick video guide:
How to Scan a Food Item:
The app comes with a built-in barcode scanner that’s linked to a complete database of Nutrisystem items. Once you scan, the details of your food will be displayed. Then simply press LOG to record in your the Journal. Scanning a Nutrisystem Entrée for Breakfast? Tap the + next to the Breakfast Nutrisystem Entrée, tap on Scan Food with Barcode button at the top right of your Log Food screen.
Looking to quickly tap and be done? Tap the orange + at the bottom of your Journal and select the Barcode Scan far right to scan on the go. At the top of your log, you’ll see your remaining daily calorie count adjust automatically with each item that you record.
How to Log Multiple Foods:
Logging a PowerFuel and a SmartCarb, or two PowerFuels? Save time on any food list with Multi-Log! Tap the plus (+) sign next to your meal category, to the right of your filter search settings tap “Multiple Select” then scroll, select your multiple food items and tap “Log” to save your entry.
Watch this simple video clip to learn how:
How to Create a Custom Food:
If you don’t see the food you’ve eaten on any list, you can still record it. Tap the plus (+) sign, then “Create A Custom Food” at the top of the screen. Good news: you only have to add a custom food once—after that it will always be stored on your “Favorites” list.
How to Quick Log:
You can save time when you’re busy by logging food categories instead of exact foods for each meal. Tap and hold the circular icon of what you ate such as Nutrisystem Entrée or SmartCarb in your Journal. Quick Log estimates the calories based on one serving of the Food Category you’re logging. If you want to go back later and add the specific items, just search for your food item and log! . Don’t forget, you can also quickly log your Vegetables, Water and Activity by tap and holding the large circular icons.
Still not sure how to do it? Watch this video tutorial:
How to Log Vegetables:
You want to be sure to log your servings of non-starchy vegetables so you remember to consistently hit your goal of four per day. Keep in mind, unless a food is marked as a “Vegetable,” its calories will count toward your daily total. To log vegetables, tap the “Vegetable” category on your meal list and then hit the plus (+) sign to add the vegetables you’ve eaten. If you’re logging more than one vegetable, you can choose “Multiple Select” on the top right, choose each item you’ve eaten, and add them all at once. Veggies sticks on the go? Quick log!
Here’s how to do it:
How to Save Favorites:
Clicking the “heart” symbol on any food you like will automatically add it to your “Favorites” list. The items will appear in alphabetical order. If you tend to eat the same dishes over and over again, your “Favorites” list will be a handy shortcut.
How to Log Extras & Others:
Condiments and flavorings such as ketchup, salad dressing, and coffee creamer bump up the taste and satisfaction of your meals, but because they’re low in nutrients you want to limit yourself to just 3 servings of extras day. You can search your Journal using the “Extras” filter in the Log Food screen for a complete list of items in the category. If you’re not seeing your food on the list, you can select “Extra” or “Other” category from the “Count As” list.
Watch this quick video for help:
How to Access Help:
NuMi brings you almost instant help so you don’t have to spend time figuring out how to use it. Just tap on the question mark (?) at the top left of your Journal and you’ll get a comprehensive list of NuMi FAQs.
Here’s how to do it: