Post # 1
i see so many bees posting about MFP and how great it is. i am currently in the weight watchers camp. i have been an online member for 2 years with various levels of dedication throughout that time and have lost 40 pounds. in a lot of ways it has worked for me, but i do have a hard time with eating out and booze because it is really hard to calculate points sometimes. since MFP is calories based, not points based like WW, i am wondering if it might be better. plus, its free, vs the $17 a month I pay for WW 🙁
has anyone done both to compare?
MFP users, can you share what you like about it?
are there other online tools that are better than WW or MFP?
Post # 3
I have not used WW, but do use MFP. I like that I can log in my workout to “earn” more calories. I am not really looking to lose weight specifically, but to maintain as well as improve my cardiovascular endurance and get stronger, leaner, fitter.
I have never even seen the WW site, so honestly, it might offer the very things I like about MFP. I’m interested to see what others say about it as well 🙂
Post # 4
I love myfitnesspal!! I haven’t used ww so I can’t compare them.
Post # 5
I use weight watchers and have been off an on for about 2 years ( i have lost 38 lbs so far) I think you just have to stick with it and actually commit becasue when i am full on – gung ho – counting counting counting i do lose weight… and when i slip i dont. I have been maintaing my current weight for the past few weeks without trying and am back to counting counting again!
Post # 6
Do you have an android smart phone? If so you can get an awesome WW app for one flat fee of around $4.00. If you have an iPhone your out of luck lol.
I would stick with WW if I were you.
Post # 7
I’ve never used WW but I am in LOVE with MFP. I’ve lost 35 pounds since I started using it in October 2011. I’m addicted & its free which is also nice! =]
Post # 8
I am MFP, I have never done WW. I love MFP< you can add if you need support same username as wedding bee. 🙂
Post # 9
I was on Weight Watchers for 2 years. Initially I lost 20 pounds, then stopped using the program and gained it back. For some reason, I could not get motivated to fully commit again, even though I tried. I just gave up on WW 2 weeks ago and joined MFP… I LOVE IT. I feel like it offers the same kind of support, but it’s free.
Post # 10
I tried WW but it makes no sense to me. Can someone explain how something that’s 130 calories can work out to 8 points?! I know a lot of people love it but it’s not my thing.
I’ve been using MFP for just under 2 months and have lost 13lbs.
FI actually uses them both together. He likes WW better than calorie counting so he wrote himself a script that calculates WW points using his MFP data and shows the points next to the calories in his diary.
Post # 11
I am a WW member, been a member for 5+ years. I got to goal and lifetime and maintained for a few years, then over the last year and a half or so I gained it all back then some. All while attending WW meetings every week. I just joined MFP this morning so that I can track my food online. Since I pay for WW meetings, I am NOT going to pay to use their online tools also. So, for now I’m using both. WW works if you do the program, I gained because I stopped doing the program. Counting calories will be the same way. It only works if you work it. 🙂
Post # 12
@futureMrsCPT: You get the meetings AND online together for about $42/month… about $10 less than paying for the meetings 4 times a month ($52).
I’m on Weight Watchers. I did it about 6 years ago… lost a lot of weight, gained it all back. Now I’ve got to lose it again. I love Weight Watchers, since all fruit and veggies are 0 points. So that helps fill me up.
Post # 13
@Aure: Points in food are based on fat, carbohydrate, fiber, and protein content, NOT calories. Foods high in fat and carbs are more points than foods low in fat and high in fiber.
Post # 14
I have done WW a couple of times. After the last time I moved to MFP. I was following the program but not having any results after the first couple of months. With MFP I was eating less but seeing much better results. And I wasn’t starving. Still using MFP, and love it! It tracks all of your carbs/proteins/fats/fiber/iron/and some other things you can select.
Post # 15
Doing WW online right now, and the android app is awesome, which if you are a payign member is included…you can now download a scanner tool that scans bar codes on your food and automatically adds the points right to your WW tool. love it!
Used fitness pal for a bit but to be honest it just isn’t my thing, so I never faithfully used the app. 🙂
Post # 16
@rubyred605: I was being a bit tongue in cheek. 🙂 I prefer calories in calories out and their points (and points plus) system seems silly to me.