I was first introduced to MyFitnessPal a year ago and it’s an app I keep going back to time and time again. At first glance, the basic function of MyFitnessPal is as a calorie counter. The database has every food and every brand you can think of. You can either enter it into the search box or, as I prefer, you can simply scan the barcode using your smartphone camera. While this is its main selling point, under the hood it is so much more than just a way to keep track of your calorie intake.
You can input your current weight and target weight and it will give you a set amount of calories to consume each day. It will then track your weight loss on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis. You can then share to social media such as Facebook or Twitter which is great for support and keeping you on track.
Although using a calorie counter to lose weight is all well and good, fitness is also essential. MyFitnessPal takes care of that too and it also takes the calorie loss into account when adding up your calories for the day. There’s also a cool water counting feature so you can keep up to date with your fluid intake as well as a way for connecting the app to your FitBit.
MyFitnessPal is the ultimate all-in-one app, whether you want to lose weight or you just want to get back into shape. I lost just over a stone in four weeks by using the app last year and as I find myself attempting to get into shape for the summer, it’s an app I’ve turned to once again.