Friday, October 31, 2014

My Fitness Pal

I have found a great FREE online tool to help me reach my healthy weight goal. I have read numerous blogs that say a food journal is a excellent weight lost tool. I tried writing everything down and that did not last more than 2 days.  The My Fitness Pal is making my Food Journal really easy - I have stayed on track for 2 weeks.
My Fitness Pal (MFP) makes it so easy to keep track of your daily food intake - exercise - water. Very easy to sign up and log in.  You tell MFP your current weight - your goal weight - your lifestyle and how many pounds you would like to lose in one week.  MFP will then calculate your daily calorie intake to lose the weight and stay healthy.

Each meal you log in what you have eaten. MFP has a excellent listing of food items for me to pick from - Homemade, frozen, packaged, restaurants are all listed.

At the end of each day MFP will give you a breakdown of your calories & nutrients for the day and a daily projection of how much you will weigh at the end of the month if you continue to stay within your current calorie goals. This is a huge incentive for me - I like knowing if I stay on track I will meet a goal. I also like the positive comment at the end of the day if I stay within my calorie count.

MFP will even give you a warning if you failed to eat enough in a day. One day I did not eat enough and right away MFP  let me know. Offering me suggestions on how I can ensure that each day I at least eat the minimum about of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight loss.

Another feature I like is that if I forget to enter my food for a day I can go to that day and enter it.  I try to enter daily but some days I forget - I really need to be able to go back and make adjustment if needed.

To help me stay on track while working I downloaded the My Fitness Pal app to my phone. I have a Windows phone and they have a app for it! Something many companies to not offer. They have apps for iPhone, Android and Windows.

By using My Fitness Pal I am learning to keep a mental journal as well as a MFP journal of what I have eaten. By adding each item to my journal - I am more aware of what I have eaten for the day. I honestly think that MFP is helping keep me on track. Now the hard part is for me to STAY on track!


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30 comments:

  1. I used to use this all the time when I was actively trying to lose weight. It really helped me track my calories.

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  2. I have heard and used it. I really need to get back to it.

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    1. I need to get back on track, too. I could stand to lose a few.

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  3. I love My Fitness Pal. I've used it on/off for a few years but I really need to get back to using it everyday. Tracking your food makes a total difference.

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  4. I've heard it and used it but haven't stayed consistent

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  5. This sounds like a great app. I probably should look into this more. Thanks.

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  6. I've used it in the past, I need to start using it again. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. I love My Fitness Pal! It definitely helped me track and lose weight. My problem is still using the app EVERY day. Not just the days I think I'm going to eat healthy.

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  8. I have used MFP for several years. I like that it connects with other fitness apps I have and my gear too.

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  9. I really like My Fitness Pal! I love that you can track so much on there.

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  10. I have been thinking about using My Fitness Pal. My friend who lost a bunch of weight uses it to keep herself on track and she likes how much you can track on it.

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  11. MFP's really great for tracking calorie intake.

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  12. This sounds like a great resource of staying healthy!

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  13. I used to use it! I forgot though after awhile. I need to get back into it.

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  14. This is a great idea. I could definitely use something to help keep me accountable.

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  15. I've actually never heard of My Fitness Pal. I think that it is a great way to stay on track, though. I wish you continued success with it.
    Estelle

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  16. I've heard of My Fitness Pal, but havent been very motivated to work out. I need to get started back at it.

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  17. I downloaded that when I first got my FitBit, and I used it then. You just reminded me that it's sitting there being unused!

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  18. I've been on MFP for years. Honestly, I did better years ago with a paper journal.I guess I am old fashioned. I just hate sitting here on the pc, iphone or ipad trying to input my food. I'd rather just leave a notebook in the kitchen so it is there for me to see. I still use MFP though.

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  19. Very cool! I need to get back on track with my weight loss ASAP!

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  20. I've heard of My Fitness Pal, but I've never tried it. I tracked my post-baby weight loss each week on my blog.

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  21. I actually have that on my phone and have been using it now for about 3 years. I love it and it helped me lose the weight after I had my toddler.

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  22. I actually have that on my phone and have been using it now for about 3 years. I love it and it helped me lose the weight after I had my toddler.

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  23. Journals ARE so good for keeping us accountable. The app sounds awesome!

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  24. I absolutely love My Fitness Pal! I definitely helps keep me more accountable for what I eat.

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  25. I LOVE My Fitness Pal! I'm a numbers girl, so it really helps to keep me on track.

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  26. I've definitely heard of this. I haven't had a chance to use. But sounds great!

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  27. I've used this in the past. I need to get back on track.

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