I ate something that wasn't in my meal plan. What should I do?

Don't panic! The best thing to do is just add what you actually ate to the meal plans and remove anything you didn't. Even if you don't eat what the planner says, it's still a good idea to keep track of your intake. Open up the Food Bank via the "Search foods" button and search for what you ate. If we don't have it, you can add it as a "custom food" or "custom recipe".

There are two big benefits to updating your plans to reflect what you actually ate. First, if you eat too much for lunch (for example), you'll know to cut down on your portions for dinner. Just how much should you cut down your portions? You don't want to regenerate the meal because the generator might use foods that you don't own, so the best thing to do is just eat a fraction of what you were originally planning to eat, or swapping it with a smaller meal somewhere else in your plan.

The second benefit for keeping your plans accurate is that your pantry will keep track of the ingredients you didn't eat, and then the generator can incorporate it into your future meal plans and modify the grocery list for the upcoming week. We're working on getting the algorithms to be more efficient about grocery use, so keep an eye out for it in future updates.