MyFitnessPal – Effectively Tracking Food Intake

Posted on Monday, August 23rd, 2010 by

MyFitnessPal – This is another ambitious calorie tracking and fitness site on a mission to help its users lose weight and keep it off. According to MyFitnessPal, the site focuses “on making sure you can log your meals as quickly and easily as possible. Because the easier we make it for you, the more likely you are to stay on track, and the more likely you are to succeed in your weight loss goals.”

Their mission is commendable but I’m always a bit suspicious when it comes to online fitness journals/diaries. As I see it (and please take this with a grain of salt), most people find it more tedious to keep logging back to the website and fill in their daily diet/exercise information rather than, say, follow a fitness plan with an actual buddy.

I absolutely salute MyFitnessPal for the effort, the offered tools and the great free service. They certainly have done all they possibly can to invite people to a healthier lifestyle. I have my own weekly plan of exercise and food intake and I don’t need a Web aid to stay fit, but that’s just me. I guess you’ll simply have to try it out to see for yourself. See the screen shot below for some of the offered tools on MyFitnessPal.

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