(Closed) Question about your experiences with myfitnesspal

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 32
Hostess
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Sugar Beekeeper

@Chrysoberyl:  Yes, it does work! I have been using MFP religiously for about 10 days now and lost 3 pounds in the first week.

I put down lightly active and I am allotted 1,430 calories per day (to lose 2 pounds per week). I am never hungry, ever and I absolutely love how it keeps me honest to what I am eating. I also do Crossfit four times a week and play several hours of volleyball so in the end I am burning a lot of calories. I personally don’t “eat back” my exercise calories but if I need a healthy snack at the end of the day I don’t feel guilty considering the hundreds of calories in addition I have burned.

You absolutely can lose weight without exercise with MFP. The daily suggested calorie intake is recommended based on your current level of exercise, none is an option, and it is already at a deficit to encourage weight loss. Yes exercise is helpful to tone and tighten but you can still lose without it.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@FauxBoho:  thanks for the advice!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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@littlemisst08:  Yes, it does. When I was your weight (sigh), I ate that much while I was exercising. Sometimes, I’d bring it to 1600 on rest days.

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

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@Chrysoberyl:  The unsatisfying way is slowlyyyyyy, healthilyyyyyyyyy losing weight through small changes, instead of quickly droppng a ton of weight!

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve lost around 6.5 kgs (I think around 14lbs) since February using MFP and not doing much exercise – maybe a fifteen minute walk a few times a week and one toning and cardio session for one hour per week. It allows me around 1450 calories per day, and I’m 5’11 and 154lbs. It’s really helpful and it has helped me to stop drinking Coke – the amount I was drinking per day is like, 3/4 of my calorie allowance!

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee

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@profiterole:  

 

I have heard about those Fit Bits… sounds interesting! I love that it is linked to My Fitness Pal which is free!

 

I’ve been paying $15 a month for a Weight Watchers E-Tools subscription, which allows you to journal your foods online and convert them into Weight Watchers points values…. plus another $5/month for an Active Link subscription. The Active Link is similar to the Fit Bit.

Based on everything I’m reading here, I’m going to cancel my Weight Watchers subscriptions and try My Fitness Pal with a Fit Bit.

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It does work. Been using it since December and if I go a bit over my calorie count I feel bad lol. Like if the app was my trainer lol. I like it a lot and it has curved my eating habits entirely. I have lost 45 lbs and it feels great.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It does work.  I started using it back in 2011 and just came back to it a couple of months ago (under a new account).  It definetely keeps me in check.

Besides, instead of 2 pounds a week, I’m trying to lose 1 per week.  It’s more for psychological reasons.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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@littlebeanpole:  It’s helped me stop drinking coke, too. Now I’m mainly drinking water and unsweet tea with splenda.

I’m intrigued by the Fit Bit, too!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@BelliniChic:  I work in HR so I’m in charge of our company’s wellness initiative.  I attended a wellness seminar and sat next to a guy who tests various health and wellness equipment.  We started talking about pedometers.  I asked him what he recommended.  He was wearing a FitBit.  I researched the product, budgeted the cost, stacked coupons using my 24 Hour Fitness membership and purchased FitBits for everyone on staff.  I’ve been using it for a little over a year.  My goal each day is to get 10,000 steps per day.  Some days I do an awesome job with over 50,000 steps and other days I struggle to get over 5,000.  Other folks have used it to track other activities but I use it mainly for steps.  I think it’s a pretty good tool.  It’s a little expensive but I think it is worth it.  I got my little sister one and she loves it.

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