(Closed) MyFitnessPal

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use CardioTrainer, which is similar. I find it really helps!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started using myfitnesspal about 3 weeks ago (I heard about it on here as well).  And yeah I’m seeing results so I’m liking it!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have been using it since January, love it, it keeps me accountable to what i eat, which is helpful when I tel myself, I haven’t eaten that much…when I really did.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m using it and have lost 13 lbs since I started in January.

I do 60-75 minutes of workout cardio/strength combo in the mornings and take a long walk (40 min) with my dog in the evenings.

Other than that I stick to the calorie tracker and try not to go over.  It’s worked great for me.  I’m actually 2 lbs less than my “wedding weight goal!”

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I used it for a week or so but got lazy and stopped. I should start again! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I use it! But a good friend of mine is a fitness trainer and she said to NOT add calories after you work out. If you’re trying to lose weight, just eat 1200-1400 calories (depending on how you’re feeling) but not to add calories because you work out. But she did say to eat before and after you work out, but to just include those calories in your overall calorie count. She said you only need to eat extra calories if you’re hard-core athlete. Most of us gym rats are fine on a normal 1200-1400 calorie diet. You don’t need to add anything. So just FYI in case anyone is interested.

I plan to use MyFitnessPal for logging my calories (also helps with carb counting because I have type 1 diabetes) and then use DailyMile to track my fitness progress. That way I can keep track of everything, but without having my fitness influence how many calories I should be eating.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@tranquility: The calories needed to lose 1 pound depend on a lot of factors – how much you weigh, your activity level, etc. I’m trying to lose 2 lbs a week, so I’m doing 1200 calories, and my friend said I could do 1200-1400.

My real point is, no matter what, don’t add more calories. If you are on a 1600 calorie diet, stick to that. If you exercise 200 calories, don’t go and eat 150 calories or whatever MyFitnessPal tells you that you “earned.” Exercise is supposed to help you burn even more calories, so it doesn’t really help if you go and eat more!

If you want, do a happy medium and try 1400 and see how much you lose?

 

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m on WW and use MFP to track my weight and Cardio Trainer to track my workouts.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I use it! To gain weight, not lose it. I gained a couple pounds but then started slacking on it so I’m more or less back where I started. 🙁 But I just started up again this morning so, hopefully I’ll stay on the right track this time.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I know this thread is old, but thought I would bring it up again as it is still relevant. I have started using MyFitnessPal again (haven’t been on in months!) and hopefully it works this time 🙂 Anybody find MyFitnessPal really useful in losing/gaining/maintaining weight and starting a healthier lifestyle?

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I just finished my first week with Myfitness pal and I already lost 2 lbs! I have been struggling with weight loss for a while and though I lost 15 lbs 2 summers ago my weight has been creeping back up. This kind of success is great. It helps motivate me to stick to the plan. I got a Garmin Vivofit as well to track my activity during the day. Both programs have made me more aware of my eating and fitness habits. I like that the Garmin tells me when I have been sitting for too long too. It’s helpful when I spend a lot of time in class or studying. Yay to weight loss finally! 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

Im on my 3rd week of mfp and I lost 5 lbs already, im trying to loose 15lbs so I have 10 to go! I think its great! Is crazy how you over eat when you dont keep track of calories! I do cardio 4-5 times a week so I feel like that has helped also, I usually font eat the calories that mfp says that I can eat I stay around 1200-1250!

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