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In-app body measurement and progress photo tracking features are live 

New and Noteworthy

Progress photos and body measurement tracking in-app

We recently delivered on the No. 1 most-requested feature on our product roadmap…

Body measurement and progress photo tracking are now available in MacroFactor. 

Progress photos and body measurement tracking now available in MacroFactor

Track up to 21 body metrics

  • Including upper body metrics like shoulder, chest, waist, and hips; arm measurements like biceps and forearms; leg measurements like thighs and calves; and ratios like waist-to-height and waist-to-hip. 
  • Any tracked body metric can be brought into focus from the Body Metrics screen to view your data over time (just like your Weight Trend or Expenditure).

Organize, save, and explore progress photos

  • Take or upload front, side, and back progress photos.
  • Gallery View where you can compare before and after photos, or view individual photos with up to six body metrics.
  • Share or download individual progress cards for before and after comparisons.

You can find the Body Metrics experience in the panel at the bottom of your app dashboard. Click that panel to dive in, start adding your measurements and photos, and view unique data insights. 

These Knowledge Base articles will walk you through everything you need to know: 

​How to get the newest version of the app: If you have app updates turned on, you will get the newest version automatically. If you want to manually update the app, you can find instructions for iPhone here and instructions for Android here.

Case Study: Michael’s impressive body recomposition 

Michael Cadegan, a 32-year-old Registered Nurse at a children’s hospital, used MacroFactor to lose 19 pounds in four months (going from a body-fat percentage of 17% to 9.5%), fuel his CrossFit training, and gain muscle and strength.

In the case study article, Michael tells us how he set up his diet in the app and how MacroFactor’s unique coaching and analytics helped him achieve his impressive results.

He also had some great advice for other users who have similar goals. We’ll share those tips here, but we definitely encourage you to check out the full case study article for all the details: How Michael Achieved an Impressive Body Recomposition in Just Four Months with MacroFactor

Michael’s 5 tips for users with body recomp or weight loss goals:

  1. Be aware of the nutrition habits you fall into when you are on autopilot, bored, or feeling stressed or sad, and have a strategy to prevent you from falling back into those habits. For example, Michael prepared a high-protein dessert every night to help him hit his protein target while satisfying his sweet tooth. 
  2. If you do fall off track for a couple of days, try not to be hard on yourself. “We are imperfect by nature and learning to cope with our emotions and deal with setbacks is life’s work,” Michael said. 
  3. Have something external to hold you accountable in reaching your goal. For example, Michael was preparing for a lead role in a musical. “I knew the musical was going to happen, and I would have to be shirtless on stage whether or not I reached my goal or not,” he said.
  4. Don’t tie your happiness to the way your body looks. MacroFactor can help you achieve your body composition goals, but health is about much more than your physique. Be sure to prioritize your mental health and focus on goals that are empowering and edifying. 
  5. Find a fitness community that uplifts you, challenges you, and allows you to have fun. For Michael, he found a motivating community at his CrossFit gym. “CrossFit allowed me to take the focus off of aesthetics and instead switch it to performance,” he said.
How Michael Achieved an Impressive Body Recomposition in Just Four Months with MacroFactor

How Michael Achieved an Impressive Body Recomposition in Just Four Months with MacroFactor

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New Knowledge Base articles by Greg

We mentioned in last month’s MacroFactor Monthly that we are in the process of expanding the Knowledge Base to answer more of your questions. This month, Greg added several more articles to the KB that we are excited to share with you! 

To accompany our new body metrics features, he wrote two great, informative articles: 

We also published a few more how-to articles to help users better understand utilities in the app: 

And answered a couple frequently asked questions: 

Reminder: As we publish new Knowledge Base entries, we’ll share them in the Facebook group and subreddit to keep our communities in the know. If you want to be the first to know about these articles, be sure to join the communities!

What We’re Working On

Right now, we are doing some foundational work to:

  1. Improve the app’s performance and make your experience using the app even smoother.
  2. Continue expanding our food database coverage and utilities for users worldwide. 
  3. Lay the groundwork for the app’s functionality with different screen sizes (such as the desktop version of the app). 

To learn more about what we’re working on, check our public roadmap to see our plans for new features and improvements. You can also submit features for consideration and vote on the upcoming features that are the highest priority to you

About the Newsletter

On the last Monday of each month, the team behind the app sends this MacroFactor Monthly newsletter. Each edition includes sections on new features in the app, content recommendations, and a sneak peek at features in development.

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  • What’s New? includes a breakdown of all new features and improvements in the app.
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