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MyFitnessPal ranks as one of the most popular calorie counter and weight watching application for mobile. You can get this free to download calorie counter service from the Apple Store or from the Google Play Store. MyFitnessPal helps you achieve your fitness goals through the art of counting calories and watching what you have on your plate. It’s free to use but some features are only available if you upgrade to the paid Pro version of the app.
With over 50 million active users on MyFitnessPal, this app is no doubt one of the most highly coveted and frequently used fitness apps right now. The core of this fitness app is to watch what you’re eating and losing or gaining weight according to the calories and the type of food you consume. However, food isn’t the only thing this app can track and set goals for. We’ll discuss all the different ways this app can help you keep your weight at your desired goal.
You begin using this service by setting up a profile for yourself. During this process you will be asked on how active your lifestyle is and what your target weight is. You can get a personal fitness trainer and diet planner as well through this app but you’ll have to pay for it.
As already stated, tracking food is the gist of MyFitnessPal. The database of foods in this app amounts to over 11+ million different foods from all types of cuisines worldwide. Just type in what you ate in the day and there’s a pretty good chance it will show up in the app. Each food item will come with its nutritional value, calories and more relevant information that you can use to follow a comprehensive diet plan.
You can also use the barcode scanner feature or the recipe importer to further your food tracking experience in MyFitnessPal. This app lets you achieve your goals in numerous ways. If you wish to follow a particular diet you can do so through the Macro Tracker feature. This tracker calculates the amount of protein, fats or carbs you consume in a day. So if you choose to follow a keto diet, for example, you can always watch the amount of fat you’re consuming to meet your dietary goals.
Along with these features, MyFitnessPals also offers users a lot of freedom when it comes to customization and personalization. You can customize your own food diary for the day and put in everything from breakfast to snacks in your diary. You can also add the number of minutes you spend exercising. The exercise log is pretty accurate, if not as advanced as the food tracker, as well. You can input the time you’ve spend doing a particular exercise, strength training or a cardio variety. The app will calculate the amount of calories you’ve lost and subtract them from the total amount you’ve consumed in a day.
MyFitnessPal helps you set realistic goals and gives you a healthy calories mark that you need to follow every day to reach your target weight in a set period of time. You can also log your weight every day if you wish. The app constructs a helpful graph to show your weight trends over the past weeks, months or even years.
Additional features of MyFitnessPal include uploading your progress photos, reading blog articles, sharing your progress with your friends or in the public, nutrition tracking and more.
MyFitnessPal is one of the top apps in the Health & Fitness app category, which belongs to MyFitnessPal, Inc.. It's last update was on April 2, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 50,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 2,044,794 reviews. After you get to MyFitnessPal page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.