Any other "MyFitnessPal" users?

  • FredMG

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    Feb 23, 2014 12:50 AM GMT
    So, I've been on it for a couple weeks, and I like it so far!

    Anyone else on there?

    Maybe want to start an RJ MyFitnessPal topic?
  • arinano

    Posts: 81

    Feb 23, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    I've used it but may go back to doing it.

    The only difficulty I have with staying with it is that I usually have dinner from my cultural heritage so it's often impossible to find dishes that I eat.
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    Feb 23, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
    i use it now and then. i keep on forgetting to log of my food
  • Kalifornicati...

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    Feb 23, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    Yeah, I use it now and then too. It did help me think about more about what I ate. I did loose 15 lbs off it, so it works.
  • SJacobs99

    Posts: 12

    Feb 23, 2014 4:44 PM GMT
    I've used it off and on for a while now. I alternate between that and "Lose It!" I really like them both, though.
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    Feb 24, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    I've used it in the past to keep track of what I was eating. I liked that you could scan the nutrition info and it would add up the macronutrients.
  • baden239

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    Feb 24, 2014 1:04 AM GMT
    I use it daily...helps me make sure I'm getting enough calories and the right amounts of protein and macros. Essential when you're bulking.
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    Feb 24, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    Half the Engineering team seems to be from Yahoo!, where I used to work. They are good people, and the forums on there are really full of supportive folks.

    I use it yearly to get rid of the holiday fat, but sometimes I suspect I lose weight with it only because I am so fed up with the input, I'd rather not eat than spend another minute on there.

    On the other hand, just committing to two weeks of punctilious recording gives up precious insight into what your pitfalls are, and where your caloric intake goes awry. In my case, things used to go South when it started getting dark early outside. Fixed my schedule, no more holiday fat.
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    Feb 24, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    I've heard about it and I'm going to start using it. The fact that you can scan barcodes makes it so much easier than other apps in the past ... excited to track my calories to help me gain some weight.
  • jock_n_ca

    Posts: 148

    Feb 24, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    I use it. Helps make sure you're getting the right amount of foods when in training.
  • TooTall

    Posts: 47

    Feb 24, 2014 3:45 AM GMT
    I used it in the past but just started using it again...

    I agree with what others have said, its much easier and the ability to scan barcodes is awesome to have....

    If anyone wants to have friends be accountable on there, i'm usnaviator10
  • rdberg1957

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    Feb 24, 2014 4:44 AM GMT
    I like MyFitness Pal in lots of ways, but I get into trouble when I try to count calories too closely. I become obsessive and self-defeating. What seems to work best to me is to watch what I'm eating and eat less of it. I know what foods are good to have more of (vegetables and whole fruit) and which to have less of (any caloric drinks, sweets, excessive carbs, fats and proteins).
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    Mar 17, 2014 4:07 PM GMT
    i use it but the user interface is difficult.

    for example if you remember eating say a certain amount of grapes three days ago its difficult clip board that and move it to today's status.

    nice to scan bar codes but if most of what you eat is say vegetables, baked chicken scanning is useless
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    Mar 17, 2014 5:56 PM GMT
    It's very handy for watching carb and protien intake. Calories are good too, but I found the goal extrapolation of the cut in calories doesn't always work reliably
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    Mar 17, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
    I use it sometimes, especially the app. It's useful for listing workouts, but I can't be bothered with logging every single meal and drink.
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    Apr 07, 2014 8:09 AM GMT
    i use it every day, have done so for the last 2 years. features now are much better than previously. the time it takes to log in correct nutritional details of un-scannable foods is time consuming only the first month or two. you will find that your diet each week is largely based on the same 100 food items, so logging on a daily basis becomes easy in month 3 and 4. the app is a great way to remind oneself of portion size, calories, and hidden ingredients to lessen such as sodium, cholesterol, saturated fats, overdoing simply sugars. also a great daily monitor healthy fat intake, fiber, protein etc, and the overall daily balance.
    one thing to watch - several entries by individuals miss many nutrients or are simply wrong.
    the apps exercise entries are tedious and not very accurate. i have created a custom calorie per minute guestimate for "gym workout" (wts) and my "cardio". caloric accuracy doesnt need to be to 50-100 calories per hour but using the same system all the time is. learning how much effort is needed to see consistent results in relation to your daily caloric intake is the goal with the combined accounting of nutrition/calories and exercise. if you already have a lean body with good eating habits, there is less need to use the app daily. if you have goals that include moderate to major body mass changes, daily use helps.

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    Apr 09, 2014 1:50 AM GMT
    I use it when the app actually works. I've used it on Android and Windows and have had to reinstall it several times.
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    Jun 11, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    I had an a/c repair guy come to my house a few years ago and he just out of the blue starts telling me how much weight he lost and he was raving about MFP. I didn't try it until this year but i'm using it every day now. I don't see how you can try to hit targets for things like fat/carbs/protein unless you track it all.
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    Jun 23, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
    I used it and I lost about 25lbs in 6 months using this amazing app!!! the best app that literally changed my life icon_biggrin.gif

    and you guys can find me on it, just search for my name. add me on your friends list icon_biggrin.gif
  • EMSGUY85

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    Jun 30, 2014 2:25 PM GMT
    I've been using MFP for about 40 days now. I have never been able to stick to something so regiment-like, not even my daily multi-vitamin.

    MFP users please add me: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/emsguy85

    I find it extremely convenient. I have an Android phone, and what many users don't realize is that if you install the app, there is automatically a widget installed. If you hold a blank space in your home screen and choose widgets- you'll find it to drag to a home screen. You'll never forget about logging food intake again. It has a quick barcode scan button too.

    I chose MFP over Fitbit, Fooducate, and the other's; because MFP's nutritional information seems to be the most accurate. I can scan the barcode of a product with 99% faith that it's going to be legit.

    I'm down 13lbs in 35 days, because of this app being using in combination with Fitbit (I have a Fitbit Flex). I also use iCardio (another Android app) with a $50 Polar H7 Bluetooth HRM that accurately tracks my caloric output during workouts.
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    Jul 03, 2014 9:14 PM GMT
    I only use it for the food and workout diary. It really helps to know everything you're putting in. The things I eat are pretty consistent so it's not hard at all to just copy yesterday's meals. When I have time I sometimes double check the labels and compare to make sure everything logged in is legit (since literally anybody can add to the library). So far everything has been accurate which is awesome.

    But yeah. Lost about 50 lbs since using mfp and p90x.
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    Jul 22, 2014 2:57 PM GMT
    Weegee saidI only use it for the food and workout diary ...
    it can track your supplements as well.
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    Jul 23, 2014 5:39 PM GMT
    a friend of mine 'found' this:

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    69 calories..harf harf.. icon_lol.gif