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Full request and response examples

These examples are real requests and responses, with some data (such as Authorization tokens and user identifiers) modified. They are intended to illustrate the expected content of requests and responses. Some line breaks have been added for readability

POST request and response

This request creates a Diary entry of type exercise​.

Request:

POST https://api.myfitnesspal.com/v2/diary HTTP/1.1
   Host: api.myfitnesspal.com
   Content-Type: application/json
   Accept: application/json
   Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
   Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
   mfp-client-id: awesome_fitness_tracker
   mfp-user-id: 2320694511409
   Authorization: Bearer f4e5ab42081e485949ed3ea35cf3857s0ebd0a62
{
    "items": [
       {
         "type": "exercise",
         "date": "2014-08-25",
         "exercise": {
           "id": "134026223316461"
          },
         "start_time": "2014-08-25T15:00:00-07:00",
         "duration": 1800,
         "energy": {
           "unit": "calories",
           "value": 210
         }
        } 
    ]
}

Response:

Location: /v2/diary/61a4152be5b1de6813ceea5546f5c099aea751b9c
Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate
Connection: close
{
    "items": 
    [
       {
         "id": "61a4152be5b1de6813ceea5546f5c099aea751b9c",
         "type": "exercise",
         "date": "2014-08-25",
         "exercise": {
           "id": "134026223316461"
         },
         "duration": 1800,
         "energy": {
           "unit": "calories",
           "value": 210
         },
         "start_time": "2014-08-25T22:00:00Z",
         "avg_heart_rate": null,
         "max_heart_rate": null,
         "distance": null,
         "max_speed": null,
         "elevation_change": null
       }
    ] 
}   

GET request and response

Request:

GET https://api.myfitnesspal.com/v2/diary
          ?entry_date=2014-08-25
          &types=diary_meal,exercise
          &fields[]=nutritional_contents
          &fields[]=exercise
          &fields[]=energy
          HTTP/1.1
   Host: api.myfitnesspal.com
   Accept: application/json
   Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate,sdch
   Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
   mfp-client-id: awesome_fitness_tracker
   mfp-user-id: 2320694511409
   Authorization: Bearer f4e5ab42081e485949ed3ea35cf3857s0ebd0a62

Response:

Content-Type: application/json; charset=utf-8
Cache-Control: max-age=0, private, must-revalidate
Connection: close

{
    "items": [
        {
          "type":"diary_meal",
          "date":"2014-08-25",
          "diary_meal":"Breakfast",
          "nutritional_contents": {
            "protein": 22.35,
            "fat": 25.72,
            "saturated_fat": 5.5,
            "polyunsaturated_fat": 9.08,
            "monounsaturated_fat": 8.79,
            "trans_fat": 0.0,
            "cholesterol": 420.44,
            "sodium": 945.06,
            "potassium": 454.4,
            "fiber": 9.01,
            "sugar": 26.26,
            "vitamin_a": 14.93,
            "vitamin_c": 10.58,
            "calcium": 10.31,
            "iron": 25.35,
            "carbohydrates": 49.72,
            "energy": {
              "unit": "calories",
              "value": 515
            }
        } 
    },
    {
      "type":"diary_meal",
      "date": "2014-08-25",
      "diary_meal": "Lunch",
      "nutritional_contents": {
        "protein": 30.71,
        "fat": 4.27,
        "saturated_fat": 1.5,
        "polyunsaturated_fat": 0.8,
        "monounsaturated_fat": 1.33,
        "trans_fat": 0.0,
        "cholesterol": 77.3,
        "sodium": 747.84,
        "potassium": 841.76,
        "fiber": 3.15,
        "sugar": 59.17,
        "vitamin_a": 1.1,
        "vitamin_c": 21.7,
        "calcium": 5.91,
        "iron": 8.12,
        "carbohydrates": 92.81,
        "energy": {
          "unit": "calories",
          "value": 526
        } 
    }
    }, 
    {
        "id": "61a4452be5b1db6813cdc85546f5c49eea7585bc",
        "type": "exercise",
        "date": "2014-08-25",
        "exercise": {
          "id": 134026223316461
        },
        "duration": 1800,
        "energy": {
          "unit": "calories",
          "value": 210
        },
        "start_time": "2014-08-25T22: 00: 00Z",
        "avg_heart_rate": null,
        "max_heart_rate": null,
        "distance": null,
        "max_speed": null,
        "elevation_change": null
      }
  ]
}