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MyFitnessPal iPad App

A Calorie Counting App with Over 1 Million Foods

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The MyFitnessPal iPad app is an easy to use calorie counting program that allows you to set fitness goals, track your daily calories consumed and burned, and connect with other friends for support who are also using the program.

With over 1,000,000 foods in their calorie database, finding and logging your daily calories is fast and easy. You can save meals you eat often, add in custom foods, and save favorite foods for even more ease of use.

Your goals are based on your personal stats you enter when setting up your account, or, you can enter your own goals in case your doctor or other health care provider has given you a specific goal to achieve. It is all customizable.

You can also track your cardiovascular and strength training workouts, along with the calories you burned.

Charts and graphs for weight, food and exercise help you track your progress and stay motivated on the way to achieving your goals.

PRO
  • This app is free to download and use
  • Free barcode scanner allows you to add more foods to the database
  • Progress charts and graphs for weight, food and exercise help you stay motivated
  • The ability to connect with others using the same program for support
  • Daily food allowances are calculated and tracked, updating you on how many calories you have left for the day as you enter your food
  • Reminders to log your food are emailed to you for consistency and accountability
  • All data is backed online
  • Customizable to ensure no matter what your goals, you can use MyFitnessPal
  • Track your water intake to ensure proper hydration
CON
  • Calories burned through exercise must be manually calculated and entered
  • Food or meal recommendations are not available. Finding foods that fit into your program is on your shoulders
DIET and NUTRITION

MyFitnessPal has you enter your weight loss goal, and then calculates how many calories per day your should eat to hit your goal. As you enter the foods you eat, those calories are subtracted from your total daily allowance to help you plan meals and stay on track.

In addition to tracking calories, you also have nutritional recommendations based on your individual goals. Grams of fat, carbohydrates, and protein are among the other nutrients tracked to make sure you not only stay within your calorie range, but are eating a well balanced diet as well.

There are over 1,000,000 foods in the MyFitnessPal database, so finding the foods you eat is fast and easy. In the off chance you can't find something, just manually log it in, and save if you plan on eating that food again.

No food or meal recommendations are available- it is all on you to decide what you eat.

EXERCISE

The exercise portion of this app is not as extensive as the food, but is passable. There is a database of over 350 different exercises to make customized workouts.

Exercise recommendations are not made- you set up your goals of how many times a week and for how many minutes you want to workout, and your progress towards your goals is based off that.

You basically come up with and implement your own exercise program, MyFitnessPal just offers a library of exercises to choose from and a way of tracking how many calories you have burned- if you have the means to calculate them on your own.

CONCLUSION

This is the first calorie counting program I have come across where you don't spend hours searching for the exact food you ate. The ability to add in your foods in one step makes MyFitnessPal more like writing in a food journal than using a huge, confusing calorie counting database.

While there is a place to choose exercises and log your calories burned, this app serves better as a food journal than a full fitness program.

Everything is covered in this app: your calories in, your calories out, your goals, charts of your progress and perhaps most importantly, social support from real people.

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Juli

I have been using MFP for 6 weeks and I have lost 10 pounds...this is the easiest diet/healthy eating plan I have ever tried. I completely recommend it!!!

posted Apr 30th, 2012 2:53 pm


Nikki

This is the best calorie tracking app there is. I have lost 30 pounds in 3 months just by sticking to the 1200 calories a day and logging all my food. Also being able to have friends on this app makes you more accountable and a better loser ;)

posted Apr 23rd, 2012 9:18 pm


Slimntrim90

I love this site, but would like to be able to lose weight at the goals they Have set for me. I had to lower my caloric intake to get past the standstill I was at. I can't eat back all of my earned calories without gaining. With that one tweak, I love it!!!

posted Feb 18th, 2012 7:16 pm



DawniesLife

I have lost over 50 lbs while using MyFitnessPal to track my calories consumed! Great support groups there as well!

posted Aug 9th, 2011 2:21 pm


Gale

Can someone tell me how to remove the keyboard on MyFitnessPal iPad App? Love this app. Been using it regularly...but today I'm stuck I can't get rid of the keyboard and it is covering the entire lower half of my screen, so I can't move around in the app. I've tried the usual...checking the settings but I don't know what it wrong.

posted Aug 1st, 2011 5:47 pm



   
 

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