This is one of those reviews I’m writing out of profound thanks and love. No one pitched me about this website or product. No PR folks cold called my cell to tell me I have to sign up. This is a, “I’ve used this service and it’s awesome and I have to tell you about it” post.
So it was my sister and family who tuned me into MyFitnessPal.com, which is shocking in and of itself as I’m the social media one in the fam who had never heard of this website. Nevertheless, my sister and parents convinced me to join the “family diet” but joining what we’ve dubbed the Facebook of dieting – MyFitnessPal.com, a totally free calorie counting, diet & exercise journal.
Last May, I got sick of feeling like I wanted to lose a little weight but doing nothing about it. I joined this site with my family. I’ve been very healthy and reasonable about it but I’m proud to report that I’m officially 10 pounds less than when I started in May! It’s been slow and steady and it’s involved a lot of calorie counting and getting into a work out regime.
You create a profile, input your weight, height and how fast you’d like to lose. MyFitnessPal.com will give you a daily calorie goal. You’ll gain extra calories to eat the days you work out. And there’s a whole community aspect (boards) where you can find other users for support if you’d like.
I’ve really enjoyed the interface – it’s simple to use. I do it online but when I’m in a pitch, I use the iPhone app to login (also free). Check it out – whether you have 5 lbs or more to lose, it’s a great tool.