my fitness pal app

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    Aug 25, 2012 11:20 PM GMT
    I've been logging my daily caloric intake on this thing, and I feel it's the most useful piece of technology ive ever used. On top of the fact that the database is vastly comprehensive, it helps maintain or achieve ur fitness goals more easily.

    I noticed that your camera on your phone can scan the bar code of most foods found at ur local supermarket and document ur nutrient deficient or efficient intake based on serving sizes.

    I recommend those that have not downloaded the app to do so. Apparently I have way too much sodium in my diet, but it helps keep track of ur protein, vitamin c, a, iron intake as well.

    And if ur like me, and find yourself eating on the go and out, it has a huge database of most meals found on menus at ur favorite restaurants as well as any diet plans you are currently on. You can log in your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each and every day to help you maintain or lose weight... on top of the fact its excellent to achieve your performance goals as well since it logs what you need in your diet every day and how much or little you actually consume.

    check it out on IOS i am unsure if it is available for Android users, but it's completely free and you sign up a login on www.myfitnesspal.com
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    Aug 26, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    Agree. It is a great app and I like how you can get a pie chart breakdown of your macros on a daily and weekly basis as well as a more detailed listing of different nutrients. Logging things when I eat keeps me way more focused and helps keep me on track.
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    Aug 26, 2012 1:40 AM GMT
    oh, to have a smartphone (lamenting, here).
    someday, I'll see the beauty of a time-waster and a contract from hell.
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    Aug 26, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    I love this app, its so far been one of the better apps that I have downloaded and the best part of it was that its free.
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    Aug 26, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    Love it. The feature I find most interesting is the barcode scanner. Makes inputting the caloric info much easier.
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:09 AM GMT
    There's One I've not tried yet, I have my fitness buddy and map my ride, and lose it, but this sounds all inclusive.

    Ps... Why is there no real jock app. Watching the work out vids on ios is BS.
  • FitGayDoc

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    Aug 26, 2012 5:11 AM GMT
    Great app! I've been using it for almost a year. I try to keep my carb/protein/fat percentages at 55/25/20 and total calories per day at 3,000. The app works great for helping me keep track easily.
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    Aug 26, 2012 5:26 AM GMT
    The app may be good for tracking initial progress, but do you consider it a sustainable solution for continued fitness?

    Personally I've never used an app, fitness program, or predetermined diet (although I do a modified version of Paleo, which is sustainable).

    No intention of being a Debbie Downer, but I simply don't believe in apps for "maintaining" a healthy lifestyle, unless you actually enjoy keeping a track record of your life. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 7:01 AM GMT
    For me it's about accountability. My trainer introduced me to it recently, for the longest time I thought I was getting certain nutrients and sometimes I wasn't eating enuff of the right foods. The barcode scanner is simple and it takes a lot of the guess work outta eating healthy i feel. There are times when I don't have the luxury of cooking six times a day so eating out has to be regulated. This really does shed some light and Its simple to use ... You dont have to use it always but is extremely useful.


    The search feature pulls up any item served by any restaurant and logs the nutrient breakdown in relation to target caloric daily intake


    Im aiming for 180 grams of protein on workout days... Its tough sometimes to get all proper dietary nutrients
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    Aug 26, 2012 11:41 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidThe app may be good for tracking initial progress, but do you consider it a sustainable solution for continued fitness?

    Personally I've never used an app, fitness program, or predetermined diet (although I do a modified version of Paleo, which is sustainable).

    No intention of being a Debbie Downer, but I simply don't believe in apps for "maintaining" a healthy lifestyle, unless you actually enjoy keeping a track record of your life. icon_wink.gif


    I think it is something you can use long term once you've reached your fitness goals simply as a way to keep yourself in check. Being able to see what you've consumed and what's happening on the scale, mirror, healthwise, etc. let's you see if you need to modify what you're doing or just stay on course.
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    Sep 07, 2012 6:33 PM GMT
    I love this app. Helps me focus on my nutritiob so I can keep up with my gains. Has anyone tried fitocracy for a comparison?