(Closed) Need advice…Weight Watchers or My Fitness Pal?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Which program is better for weight loss?

    My Fitness Pal

    Weight Watchers

  • Post # 3
    2356 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @JerseyGirl85:  I actually saw a news article recently that said a lot of people are dumping WW and going to myfitnesspal because its free.

    Personally, I think that if you know waht you need to do you will do fine. You are working out and you are eating better. I have found in the past that if I use the app I tend to lose more.

    Money is a factor. I have never used WW. So I’m not sure what you get with the program.

    Post # 5
    253 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @JerseyGirl85:  I have done both, and personally – I like MFP a million times better than WW. That being said, I do think WW has value with those who are brand new to a healthy lifestyle, and who have never even given any thought to losing weight in the past. 

    My biggest issue with WW is that there is zero focus on macro and micro nutrients. For example, WW doesn’t care if I get 100% of my calories from carbs, and zero from fat and protein. I could eat gummy bears all day, and WW doesn’t care. In fact, there is no way to even look at it through your WW tracker! I also hated not knowing how much sodium I had consumed (I guess I could’ve tracked that separately, but what a pain!). 

    I also didn’t get anything positive from the meetings. They didn’t hold me any more accountable to myself than I already was. So, the $40+ per month really wasn’t worth it for me. I’m a MFP girl through and through. It has everything you could need, with zero cost. 

    Post # 6
    6936 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

    I am using My Fitnesspal and loving it 🙂 I can’t comment on WW, but I like how I am in control of what I eat and my daily workouts, and the best part, it’s free.

    Post # 7
    3765 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I love MFP. I’ve lost 20 lbs since I started using it!!

    Post # 8
    6936 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

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    @littlemisst08:  Hey, I know where San Antonio is 🙂 LOL

    Post # 9
    2959 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love sparlpeople.com

    Has everything WW has except it is FREE.

    Post # 10
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @JerseyGirl85:  If you have concerns over money I would definitely say MFP. The price of “free” is just right.

    There are a number of bees on MFP too which makes it a great little support group to keep you motivated. Feel free to add me treejewel19.


    Post # 12
    2356 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    @trueblue14:  Oh. Thanks. I’ll be checking it out cause I want to see what WW is all about but I’m too cheap to pay for it!

    Post # 13
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve used both, but to be honest I feel like I make healthier choices with WW because most fruits and vegetables are 0 points. Thus, I am a lot more likely to eat them. With MFP I am more apt to choose 100 calories worth of cookies as opposed to 100 calories worth of banana.

    Post # 14
    1097 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My Fitness Pal. My Fitness Pal. My Fitness Pal.

    Need I say it more? I seriously need to get a job for them because I say this all the time. It is virtually the same as WW — tracking your calories without the need to convert it to points (seriously, why that extra step?). 

    It’s free. You can do it on your phone. We wedding bees are all friends on MFP so we encourage each other and have plenty of support. 

    Post # 15
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I saw more results with Weight Watchers, but just couldn’t justify the price. My Fitness Pal is an awesome free option.

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