Newest Review: ... and gives you a recommendation for your daily calorie limit. You can update this profile at any time if you want to lose less or more... more
Author Name: satisfied customer
Advantages: Instant calculations
Disadvantages: Typing in exercise time on my Android is complicated but OK on PC
Gaining half a stone after every weight loss diet meant I was 14 or more 'diets' larger than I should be for my height - i.e. 7 stones overweight. My husband, who is tall and thin began to use MyFitnessPal on his iPod Touch after Christmas to lose half a stone. I watched him use it for two weeks at every mealtime and began to realise that he finally understood what I've had to go through to try to lose weight over the years. I have an Android mobile and decided to 'join' him. It's been 10 weeks and I've lost 24lbs and even on a fortnights holiday in an all inclusive hotel I was still able to lose 4lbs! I've projected that I could be down to my comfortable weight by Christmas. For my height and weight loss of 2lb per week I can only eat 1200 calories but this is now easy and I gain calorific value to use on extras if I exercise on my bike or treadmill. The best thing about MFP is its ease of use, no need to write things down or calculate by myself and I love scanning in meals. When I go to my parent's house I have to fish the packaging out of the recycling bin to scan but they're getting used to this now! With each diet I always say 'this diet is the diet of all diets that will work' but this doesn't feel like a diet. No more forking out costs to go to slimming clubs and with my husband's support and my sons partner also on it I have as much accountability as I need to keep me honest - they can see my reports ever day. I can add food on wherever I am as long as I have my mobile or an internet connection for a computer, so I don't have to sit down at the end of a day and try to remember what I've eaten. It really is free and easy. Thank you MyFitnessPal.
Summary: Keep honest, keep within your allowance and keep losing