With well over 2 million reviews and more than 50 million installs, Calorie Counter My Fitness Pal is easily one of the most popular calorie tracking Apps available.
There are different schools of thought when it comes to the efficacy of calorie counting. Some argue that it is an outdated concept and others conversely state that weight loss simply boils down to the ratio of calories in versus calories out.
For many, calorie tracking is a time-tested way to lose weight. Checking your calorie consumption can help you identify any eating patterns that need modifying. It can give you an approximate baseline to work from and deduce whether you should reduce your intake. Moreover, it makes you accountable for your daily choices and keeps you motivated to work towards your goal.
My Fitness Pal proudly states that their members have lost over 200 million pounds in weight collectively, and 88% of people who track for a minimum of 7 days lose weight.
For many of us, life requires a delicate balancing act between work, family, social time, keeping fit, and so on. The idea of tracking every morsel that passes your lips can sound like an unnecessary and tedious chore. However, the user-friendly set-up of My Fitness Pal is likely what makes it such a popular choice.
The App houses a database of more than 11 million foods, as well as a barcode scanner, recipe importer, and an option to log menu items from your favorite restaurants. Aside from calorie counting, you can also track all nutrients, water intake, and macronutrients (“macros” the building blocks of nutrition such as carbohydrate, protein, and fat.) To bolster your food tracking, you can monitor exercise, with the capability of syncing over 50 compatible apps and devices to My Fitness Pal. You can also record strength, cardio, or step count, and it has a catalog of more than 350 different exercises and workouts. To help keep you motivated, you don’t have to go it alone. You can join the My Fitness Pal community, where you can exchange tips, trials, and tribulations, as well as personal experiences and success stories. My Fitness Pal is available for Android, Windows, and iPhone. It is free to download and use and offers optional in-app purchases between $0.99 - $99.99 per item. #NutritionApps #Nutrition #Calories #CaloriesCounting #MyFitnessPal #WeightLoss #Weight