MyFitnessPal


Listed in: Diet  Exercise  Weight/obesity  
MyFitnessPal

Available on:



(click to download)

Supported languages:

English

Cost:

Free

Weight-loss and exercise tracker.

Approved by


Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

Free

Developer

Myfitnesspal LLC, USA
(Based in United States)
http://www.myfitnesspal.com now owned by retail apparel company Under Armour

Funder

Same as technical developer

Medical Adviser

Same as technical developer

Features

Trackers Trackers

Summary

Weight-loss and exercise tracker. Accesses an online database of 1.5 million foods (a shortened database is available offline). Allows calories, carbohydrates, cholesterol, fat, fibre, protein, and sugar to be tracked. The recipe calculator accepts custom recipes, and calculates their nutritional contents. Frequently-used foods are automatically remembered. Details about entire meals can be saved and reused. Has a barcode scanner. Also lists over 350 exercises. Tracks cardiological and strength training (including repetitions, sets, and weight/rep). Allows an unlimited number of custom exercises to be entered. A free ‘MyFitnessPal.com’ account is needed to synchronise, and to back up data.


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Reviews

Reviewer: Patient group specialising in learning disorders, USA
Review: “Users are able to keep track of their caloric intake, as well as exercise. In addition, the exercise is included in the amount of caloric intake, so that people can see a direct correlation between exercise and caloric intake. ”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Between 6-10%
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Blogger on Real Jock
Review: “I’ve recommended ‘MyFitnessPal’ to so many people, I should be getting a commission from those guys. It is a great app. After I started using it, I saw the most dramatic improvements I have ever seen in my physique. Of course, the app only provides the info ... the commitment to use it and change your diet has to come from you. But it has been an absolute godsend. I don’t really use it any more, because I have learned how I should eat, but this app was my mentor. I love it.”
Source: http://bit.ly/MI7O40
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://bit.ly/16dMsqW
Reviewer: Blogger on the AskMetaFilter site, USA
Review: “ ‘SparkPeople’ is all right. But, lately, I’ve really been into ‘My Fitness Pal’. Huge database of foods, not obnoxious, doesn’t send me emails dozens of times a week, and I can be as social or antisocial as I want.”
Source: http://bit.ly/fnEuv2
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Patient group specialising in mental health, New Zealand
Review: "Ability to record nutritional intake and analyse nutrients. Some NZ foods are not listed."
Source: PatientView survey 2012 -2013
Usage: Between 1%-5%
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Person living with a long-lasting respiratory condition, UK
Review: "MyFitnessPal helps me track nutrition and exercise."
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Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with a mental health problem, UK
Review: “MyFitnessPal for health in general.”
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with myalgic encephalomyelitis and mobility impairment, UK
Review: “MyFitnessPal helped me to lose weight, and educate me about what I was eating.”
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), UK
Review: "MyFitnessPal is brilliant for helping me to eat right."
MyFitnessPal is brilliant for helping me to eat right

Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with physical disability, UK
Review: "I use MyFitnessPal to help monitor my diet (though this isn't related to my medical condition).
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with arthritis and Crohn’s disease, USA
Review: "MyFitnessPal helps me to see how much fat is in foods in restaurants (I have trouble digesting high-fat foods because of my Crohn’s disease). I have used many more health apps, but this one [and two other I have recommended to this PatientView survey] are the only ones I felt like were worth the price, or I found myself using in the long run."
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Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with hormonal conditions, UK
Review: "MyFitnessPal monitors calorific intake, weight, exercise, and recipes. It also presents the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins you have consumed as a pie chart, to ensure the right balance."
Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with Parkinson’s, USA
Review:

“MyFitnessPal—I have lost weight, and tracked my exercise and water intake.”


Source: PatientView survey, August 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with mental health problems, UK
Review:

“MyFitnessPal helps me to track my food and exercise, and helps to plan a balanced meal and exercise regime to aid good mental health and weight loss.”


Source: PatientView survey, September 2014
Usage: Not specified

Reviewer: Person living with hormonal conditions, UK
Review: “MyFitnessPal tracks if I’m eating a varied enough diet, and the right amount of calories.”
Source: PatientView survey, October 2014
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: -

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