MyFitnessPal is a new website and mobile application for the diet and fitness community with the purpose of providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals.
According to MyFitnessPal.com, medical studies have repeatedly proven that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to maintain a food journal of all the foods, snacks, and beverages you consume each day and an activity journal of your daily exercise.
Simply being aware of the number of calories in and calories out helps people lose weight the healthy way and keep it off, so MyFitnessPal wants to make it easy for you to keep and maintain these logs.
They will give you access to “the world’s largest” nutrition and calorie database with over 3 million foods. In addition, they say that most people eat the same foods repeatedly, so the website journals keep track of foods you’ve already entered.
This makes keeping the journals much easier and convenient for you, making you much more likely to actually keep up with them and promoting your weight loss goals even further.
And unlike other mobile apps and devices like FitBit, you can use all the features of MyFitnessPal for free – you will never be asked to pay for anything. This includes their discussion forums which help you learn from others, share tips, and receive and give encouragement.
To get started, all you have to do is enter your current weight, goal weight, height, gender, birth date, and your usual daily activity. Once you have submitted all your personal information, you can receive a personalized diet profile.
The website will tell you how many calories you can eat in a day, based on your activity levels and your goals for how much weight you are hoping to lose on a weekly basis.
If you have any experience with this website, please leave your MyFitnessPal reviews below.