(Closed) My Fitness Pal v. Weight Watchers?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: which is the better online diet tool?
    Weight Watchers : (27 votes)
    29 %
    My Fitness Pal : (60 votes)
    65 %
    Both together (explain) : (3 votes)
    3 %
    Other (explain) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Neither. They are all a waste of time. : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5479 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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 πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
    Member
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love myfitnesspal!! I haven’t used ww so I can’t compare them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    Member
    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
    Member
    2823 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee

    I am MFP, I have never done WW.  I love MFP<  you can add if you need support  same username as wedding bee.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    Member
    1211 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    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
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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
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    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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. πŸ™‚

    Post # 12
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @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
    Member
    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    @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
    Member
    3182 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    Member
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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.  πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    Member
    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @rubyred605:  I was being a bit tongue in cheek. πŸ™‚ I prefer calories in calories out and their points (and points plus) system seems silly to me.

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