MyFitnessPal: Calorie Counter

Health & Fitness
Rating
4.7 (1.9M)
Size
167.4 MB
Age rating
17+
Current version
24.21.0
Price
Free
Seller
MyFitnessPal, Inc.
Last update
2 weeks ago
Version OS
16.0 or later
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User Reviews for MyFitnessPal: Calorie Counter

4.71 out of 5
1.9M Ratings
7 months ago, She’sVan
Awesome app
I am a beginner and I was referred to this app by a few YouTubers and then my doctor. Even though I have only been u Using it for a couple of weeks, it has help me tremendously. I am new to tracking macros and a semi rookie at the weight lost journey. I was on a weight lost journey before but was force to stop due to an allergic reaction that trigger an autoimmune disease that force me to stop walking for a couple of years. I have tried before to understand reading the nutrition fact but was reading it so wrong. This app is a savor and helps me find substitution in food by simple scanning the label or taking a photo of my food. I am able to still eat the food I want be finding substitutions, logging it into myfitnesspal and prepping. This has helped me to find a medium in my edit lost journey where I am not as hungry through the day. I have even developed an appetite where I don’t crave as much. Tracking my macros has allowed me to cut back on my portions and calories to allow calorie deficit to lose weight while still feeling okay until the next meal. I have also purchased a food scale to help me measure my portion sizes so I can log them into Myfitnesspal. I wish I knew about this app a couple of years ago because being able to find more healthy substitutions to the food I like to eat, tracking my macros, and what I put into my body as I prepare make a huge difference then just guessing my way through it.
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4 years ago, Mlazarx
Great app for people serious about losing weight
I started using this app seriously in mid-July. The database for foods is great and I up until recently just used the free version. During this time I lost 11 lbs. I set my profile to the lowest setting for activity and have my pedometer set to the app to add calories I get for walking. My goal is to just keep under the calories based on losing 1.5 LBS a week. My suggestion is record everything even if you go over (it will happen occasionally). But that’s ok because you can work harder the next day. I finally did buy the premium version mainly for the export feature. I am an analyst by trade so I like to put my results into graphs and do monitoring beyond the app’s capabilities. I will stress it is not needed to lose weight. If you don’t want to spend time looking at your different nutrients then I would not spend the money on it. If you do it could be worth it. I like how the app says you have a 67% chance of better success if you pay for the premium. They don’t tell you about the confounder. The reason that happens most likely is people who do buy the app in general are more serious about the long hall. This should not be viewed as a diet it needs to be viewed as a life change that you will do going forward. Once you reach your goal you then switch to maintenance so you keep your weight and don’t gain it back.
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2 years ago, georg-o
Great app but could use more user control of selecting or defining serving sizes
I really like this app. I use it for calorie counting. It links to Garmin Connect for integrating exercise calories into the overall balance for the day. You can scan barcodes for food items for easier logging. You can select items from your history of previous entries (great for frequently eaten foods). You can text search for foods, which accesses an enormous list of prior entries that I assume have been entered or scanned by other users. So why only four stars? My only peeve with the program is that it doesn’t seem to let users edit the serving size for many items, beyond being able to select from a too often extremely limited and sometimes arbitrary mix of imperial/metric/liquid/solid measures. The options presented vary widely from item to item, with little apparent logic. The best solution I have is to try to find items that use 1g as a serving size and then list the number of grams for that day’s serving as the number of servings for that entry. Since I’m using a food scale, that works for me. Seems a better solution would be to allow users to edit any food item to select from a full complement of serving sizes (or to just directly enter the desired serving size using the keyboard). Or just provide 1g as a choice in all cases (or at least all solid cases). In any case, I love and recommend the app, with the measurement detail being my only pet peeve.
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5 years ago, SSJ Klahr
App Review
A great service providing a platform for success on a human health quest. The My Fitness Pal application allows anyone to compile a detailed log of nutritional and fitness info into an easy to use, easy to interpret, easy to afford (free), and simple to navigate system. The breakdown of information into multiple charts and graphs is a phenomenal resource. The flexibility of being able to modify multiple facets of your goals such as macro nutrients, weight loss/gain per week, etc. is extremely intuitive and suitable for a wide range of fitness/nutritional goals. Nearly anyone can master this application within a reasonable timeframe of consistent effort and in turn become the master of their fitness/health destiny. My Fitness Pal has provided a great service and allowed for anyone with the desire to do so to achieve the best version of themselves possible. Also, after a long endeavor spanning months or years and reviewing your data in retrospect allows for a particular cognizance for what worked well and what did not. This, in turn, provides a chance to hone an adequate regimen into the ultimate program fine tuned to your personal goals. My Fitness pal provides an amenity that fosters a healthier and happier human race to those who utilize it. This application has earned a large following of motivated individuals for these reasons and stood the test of time. Go forth and conquer your goals with profound efficiency. -Klahr
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4 years ago, AliHart1983
Gross Pictures with Ads but extensive database
I’ve been using this app for years. There are so many ads now which I understand. But some of them pop up on your feed right when you open the app and there are some really gross images. A lot of times I am eating when I enter my calories and the images for the weird ads are so gross it makes me stop eating and lose my appetite. There was one that came up for weeks that showed someone getting ear wax removed. Now I logged in and it shows a close up of someone removing some type of gross substance from the back of their throat. Why would you have these kinds of ads show up on the home page of a food log app? Also, if you sync with Fitbit it enters your workouts automatically but it also tracks your steps and gives you a calorie adjustment for that as well, which Is like double tracking. If you go for a run for example, it will sync the workout from fitbit and give you the calories for that, and then also add in your steps from the run and give you more calories which I don’t think is accurate. Other than that, no other food app compares as far as the extensive food database and the ease of being able to enter recipes, meals, etc. I also love the social functionality where friends can comment on your status. Of course they have to scroll through all the ads in the feed to find your updates, and overlook the gross images of earwax and other things.
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6 years ago, Miles Of Fun
Great App for someone with a disability
I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and I am a recent heart transplant patient. I lost about 30 pounds before my transplant because I knew it would be a hard transition and it is important to give yourself and those helping you the best edge you possibly can. It’s also important to really educate yourself on nutrition and your body, I studied nutrition on my own did all the exercises I could, learned my body type and how I metabolize food. I also consult with my doctors and get blood work done so I know how to best tweak my diet to maximize my diet and health. Get some it’s always wise to consult with your doctors and even get a basic basic metabolic panel done to check your blood work. I recently gained a few pounds back from being on high doses of prednisone and others that made me super hangry like that already food loving person I am. As knowledgeable I am about nutrition I’m not a machine and this app keeps me accountable and allows me to make the most of my health habits. The key is to have a healthy balance and not obsess over losing weight and constantly over analyzing everything. It also helps me remember to hydrate. Don’t go crazy extreme, pace yourself and allow yourself to have many of the things you crave don’t over indulge make healthier versions of what you crave and eat smaller portions of the things you really want.
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3 years ago, Clineomine
Difficult to navigate
I consider myself very tech savvy and the user interface for this app is very confusing for me. My husband who also uses it is totally lost and I have to enter his data for him. What is confusing is searching for foods. Depending on which page you are on, the “scan barcode “ may be in a different place. When creating a meal or recipe, no confirmation a food was added and return back to add in the next food. Multi add should have the ability to scan too. It is also not intuitive to find your recent foods. When you put in a recipe, in order to actually cook the item, you have to edit the recipe to see the amount of ingredients to create it. The other disappointment is sharing meals, recipes, and foods with friends you have added. The ability to favorite individual items should be there that is used weekly or monthly, instead of having to scan the item again as the recent foods is not listed alphabetically. The developers suggested I create a Meal for each of my grocery items to find. I’ve done that, but again, my husband doesn’t have access to that, so if he eats something I bought, but I didn’t, he has to scan it too. This is not usable for couples or families that eat similar items but not the same. I’ve already paid for my premium. I’m not going to continue with my husband’s. $79 is way too expensive for the minimal features provided. Also, it doesn’t sync correctly with my Apple health and watch data. I’m constantly having to edit it.
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2 years ago, Artigius
No longer a good app
Several years ago, this app was the best out there when it came to tracking calories, nutrition and exercise data. If you wanted to lose, maintain or gain weight, you could find a good way to make the app work for you. The UI was fairly intuitive. There was a good ‘free’ service (‘free’ still cost your personal data of course), and an expensive but tolerable expanded service for those that needed to track more details or had some alternative dietary plans. Over the past year plus, unfortunately, the company continues to make terrible decisions. The UI was dramatically changed, and it became far more difficult to do the most basic tasks (for most people this was logging food, water, exercise and weight). Bugs have become the norm. Features have been reduced or eliminated, especially from the ‘free’ plan. In short, the value plummeted, yet the price did not. Now, after years of using this app, I and many others are moving on. There are better apps out there that make it easy to log calories in and out. There are still apps out there that let all users log food by scanning barcodes. There are apps out there that offer more premium options for a much better price. Like many companies out there. MFP became so focused on raising the price and forcing users into subscriptions, they forgot that if they don’t provide value, they’re just going to lose market share. Hopefully they’ll change things around and we will see more value in the future.
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3 years ago, tobik0
Disliked UI immediately
Years ago, I used this app to drop some pounds and really liked its features. I’m at a point where I need to reassess my diet and thought this would be a good option to return to, but the moment I opened the app after re-downloading, I just felt like it wasn’t for me. Calorie counting apps are a dime a dozen now, and a lot of them have worked hard on providing an interface that’s both efficient (because who wants to work around a clunky app when it already takes lots of time out of your busy day to record meals?) and visually pleasing (weight and dieting can be an unpleasant subject, right?). MyFitnessPal was clunky from the moment it requested my vitals (difficult to scroll and go to the next input field), to the tutorial, to the constant pop ups demanding I consider upgrading to premium. I’ve barely used the app yet, why not leave me alone and try again when I’ve actually had time to experience it? There is no focus on calorie information on the home page, instead dedicating screen space to blog posts etc. that I don’t have the time or desire to read anyway. It’s difficult to find the wearable device/app integration options. The camera scanner is much slower than other apps I’ve used with the same technology. Overall there is no sleek design or cute graphics that would make the this app unique or pleasant to use regularly. I was just disappointed in how far this app has fallen behind, and you probably will feel the same.
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10 months ago, Gneiss Girl
Excellent and super user friendly!!
I started using MyFitnessPal in February of 2021 at the recommendation of my nephrologist (kidney specialist). My weight was 296lbs and my kidney function was dropping. My particular kidney condition is an autoimmune disease, so there are some medications that help, but there’s very little that can be done to directly control it. He highly recommended that I lose weight because that would ease the burden on my kidneys at least and it would help potentially extend their function. Over two years later, I religiously use MyFitnessPal to track ALL my food, down to the last crumb and ounce. About 5 months ago, my weight loss had plateaued, so I started watching my net carbs in addition to my calories. I have my maximum net carbs set to 60 rather than a keto diet level due to my other health issues and I started losing weight again. I am thrilled to say that thanks to MyFitnessPal and a lot of determination on my part and help from my family, I’ve lost 109lbs and increased my kidney function by about 10%! My health is still far from perfect, but being able to fit into “regular” sized women’s clothing is AMAZING!! I haven’t been down at this weight range in about 15 years!!
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5 months ago, CassAnon
Features Not Worth The Extra Money
——1) The app works well enough until you’re forced to update, and only Heaven knows what will happen then (today it’s the recipe builder domain error … AGAIN). I’m not paying for features I neither want nor need just to use the barcode scanner. I found it useful but not that useful. Further, although I like the app, it hasn’t bought my loyalty. I will happily return to the FitBit app to continue my tracking should additional features suddenly end up behind an overpriced paywall. ——2) It’s an okay app, but not exceptional enough to fork out an ongoing fee. If they want to encourage premium membership, make it worth it. That includes accurate food entries. Too many, including those accessed by barcode, are wrong or outdated. They can’t be trusted. Better syncing with the various trackers and their apps. Although syncing has been more reliable with my Apple Watch than FitBit, it still has its idiosyncrasies. ——3) Entering recipes. Do you have any idea how infuriating it is to enter a recipe by hand, not once, but five times only to have it populate an “NSURLErrorDomain error 500” on the last step when one tries to save? I assure you, it IS infuriating and it happens every few uses. Oh, and my entered Foods and Recipes disappear from the app. I know I entered them, but they’re nowhere to be found for selection. I can’t even search them on the MyFitnessPal website. I’m not paying extra for something that hasn’t proven itself entirely reliable.
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2 years ago, punker doodle
Love this app but...
I have been using this App for years. I took an 8 month break and picked it up today. Just found out that you can no longer scan barcodes without buying the premium. I was able to scan barcodes for years. It just feels like a ripoff. I’m not buying your premium even if the entire app is no longer free. I will just go use 1st Phorm’s app. One thing that I learned after studying a lot about nutrition is that your caloric intake should not be below your BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). At least not for an extended period of time. And yet, years ago in the beginning of my weight loss journey the calories goals had me at 1100 calories and I found out my BMR was closer to 1400. This had a profound effect on my mental health and weight loss. I had chronic fatigue and anxiety. It was awful. There was no warning about consuming lower calorie and being in starvation. There was no place I could add a BMR so the app would take that into account. I really hope you guys can refine that more because you would be able to teach people about BMR and good nutrition. You would be able to make sure people are not starving themselves and putting a wrench in their weight loss journey. You would be able to help people not feel awful and have more energy. You would help people not have their mental health suffer due to starvation. Please fix this and give back my barcode scan and I will change my rating to 5-stars!
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2 years ago, Wolfwarden
Great app but too costly
I have been using this app off and on for years. Since before even Under Armor purchased it. I loved using it and I loved the fact that it was totally free. But since it has been getting more and more expensive. I understand that companies need to make money and I get having some premium basic features. I was even comfortable, although a little annoyed, when they put small ads here and there. Today I opened the app to begin using it again after about a year of not and found that when I try to log something an add pops up that I must wait for the countdown and then try to find and hit the tiny little X that pops up which results in usually the App Store popping up that I then have to close. This has made the basic functions of this app unusable in the free version in my opinion. So I looked to see what it’s gonna cost me to remove ads, because I love this app, I want to keep using it. $20 a month! Yes you get other features, none of which I’m interested in. But $20 a month. That’s a scam! I’ll pay you $20 one time to remove ads, maybe even $1 a month. This app went went from a group of developers who cared and wanted to make something good for the community, to a large company who introduced premiums, to another company who decided to try and squeeze out every cent from the users by making the app unusable without a subscription or a ton of patience. If you are thinking of trying this app look elsewhere!
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1 year ago, rkmmmm2018
Intermittent fasting feature needs work
Overall, I like the app. It has its issues and the team needs to do more work into finding an appropriate caloric amount for goals (it’s far too low and leads to an ED mindset). Luckily, we can adjust it ourselves, so at least there’s that. I agree that making the barcode feature premium was a low blow to your user base, and a cheap shot at making loyal users feel forced into going premium. I get it’s a business, but I would really rethink this decision. My main complaint is about the fasting feature though. I’ve been intermittent fasting for years. I use a different app to track it. I was excited when you announced you would be adding this feature. However, it makes the app very buggy. I find that whenever I open the app to pre-plan my meals for the day, I am being forced to end my fast. If I try to exit the fasting timer without ending my fast, the whole app crashes. Every time. I like to add my calories and plan my day in advance sometimes, or calculate a recipe I’m planning to make later on. Since I cannot do that, I will have to turn off the fasting feature and continue to use another app for this. Not a big deal for me, but this issue should be addressed and fixed, especially forcing people to pay premium. Also add more options for eating windows. Or let us pick our own amount of hours at least.
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1 year ago, Phrodaddy
Used To Be Great…But Then
They got overly complicated. This site has a great for helping people lose weight, but the most important part, the diet and weight monitors, became almost lost in the scrum of everything else they added onto their app a few years ago. Nevertheless, MyFitnessPal was the primary tool I used to help me lose 120 pounds a few years back. Now, a few years removed, and I need to lose some weight again. Only to find that their premium package, which they were always begging me to get, now included the bar scan. What?!?! It is nearly impossible to track calorie counts without the bar scan. That’s not an inconvenience, that’s an essential. This isn’t paying for a convenience. It’s taking away an essential, creating a inconvenience, and forcing you to pay to not be inconvenienced. And the premium package is an utterly exorbitant $20/month!!! So I’m supposed to pay $20/month in order to use the bar scan?!?!?! Unfortunately, even without the bar scan, I’m my opinion, it’s the most comprehensive site for calorie tracking available. So even though it appears they’re actively trying to push app users away for some unknown reason, I’m stuck with them until someone else like Lose It either steps up their game or someone else entirely decides to be what MyFitnessPal originally was. A simple, convenient way to keep track of calories. Without being forced to go broke in the attempt.
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2 years ago, Firestarness
Long Time User App Down The Drain
I don’t do reviews, but wow, I’m mad enough to do one now. I been using this app since 2018 and its been great for me. Loved the app over the years. However, lately in the past year or two its gone down the drain. Cutting back on “features” that’s really a horrible way of forcing people to buy premium to get those “features” back. They’re even moving barcode scanner to premium now. Are you serious MFP? This has been a free feature for years and now its going to premium for what reason besides thickening your bottom line while screwing over your daily users. Its a nice feature that we shouldn’t have to pay for now. Other apps have this for free as well. They even have these large, annoying pop up ads which the app never had before. I don’t mind unobtrusive ads like before but this is ridiculous especially if you’re logging multiple things. You log one thing and then the ad pops up and you gotta just stare at it before clicking the x in a few seconds. I think I’m going to be changing apps soon. Also, the UI changes over the years has been horrible for performance. The app is laggy a lot and I’m on a new iPhone too. If you’re reading this review and thinking about downloading the app DO NOT. Find a different app that gives you basic features for free and actually cares about their users health and not their bottom line. Seriously disappointing, I hope they revert these changes after all the recent negative reviews…
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1 year ago, I Watch Too Much TV
SO ANNOYING!!!-Dashboard on iPad
Please fix this or put it back!! Okay, I’ve used your product for many years and have been quite happy with it until this latest upgrade…for use on iPad the UI is downgraded!! I can handle that I can’t scan for free. I liked it but it’s not a big deal for me. On my iPhone the charts on the Dashboard are tolerably sized but I log my weight and calories on my iPad and for some reason the Dashboard page is stupid big, only showing parts of charts at a time. (Why have a chart that you can’t see the bottom and top at the same time?) So then you start the scrolling to get through to the place to enter your weight and that means actually fighting against the page. You have to go through 2 different spots where the page wants you to scroll left/right when you are trying to go down. It is SO ANNOYING-and it’s EVERY DAY!!! (Where is my little book of calm?) Yes, I contacted SUPPORT for help, they were very kind. They said basically too bad about the Dashboard but I can enter my weight by going to the “More” option. I was at first really happy to have an alternative, but it is pretty bad, too. You click about 8 times (with long lists, drop down menus, and then more clicking on different corners of the page) to finally get to the place to enter my weight. COME ON, GUYS!! (yes, I know I’m screaming). Please put the darn button back on to go directly to the weight entry. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!
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2 years ago, MalkuthIselith
What a disappointment… features now locked behind paywall
I have used MFP for so many years and would love to give it a five star review. It’s been invalubable to my weight loss journey. I didn’t mind the original advertisements two years ago. Now they have more aggressive advertisement, pop ups and interruptions while you are trying to log your calories. Fine. It’s free- I am willing to deal with it because I know developers have to make money. Imagine my surprise when I log in today when I can’t use the barcode scanner. It’s now, suddenly, locked behind a paywall. The subscriptions are any small matter either- 20 bucks a month or close to 100 a year to use the app that I have been using for years. No thanks. I’ll be switching to a new app. What a complete disappointment. It’s sad to see really good apps get ruined by greedy people. If the developer deigns to post an answer- please don’t. I’ve already read your article and it doesn’t change the fact you are greedy ********. Avoid this app and do not download. This goes double if you want to use developers not to suddenly lock features that you’ve literally been using for YEARS behind a substantial paywall. UPDATE: I switched to the app “Lose it!” And I love it! They don’t lock their barcode scanner behind a pay wall and their paid subscription is less than half the price and has way more features than MFP. I am very happy with my new fitness tracker “Lose it!” Available on the App Store now!!
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7 years ago, Casey Alin
Dietary Restriction Alerts & Polar Compatibility
In my own, personal opinion, the features that would earn fifth star would be to expand compatibility toward Polar brand products and applications, and to allow users to enter in specific ingredient, calorie, macro/micronutrient restrictions to be alerted to in meals & recipes. It would be great to know if something I ate (or am logging because I'm about to eat) will conflict with a low FODMAP diet, or has more of a specific nutrient than I want at the time. I recall a previous version that would offer food tips ("this food is high in sodium", "this food is a great source of vitamin c", etc.) I haven't yet tried the paid version, and these could be included there, but I felt it worth mentioning. Overall, the app comes packed with so many intuitive, convenient features, I have succeeded in making journaling with it part of my daily dietary considerations. The terms and conditions of the challenges offered are abjectly terrifying, though, and ought to be more prominently featured before agreeing to them. Currently, the language you provide allows sponsoring companies the freedom to scour my phone for any notes I've taken to work on business projects of my own during my participation, and hamstrings me to do anything to defend my own privacy and trade secrets afterward if they take any action on them. Not cool.
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2 years ago, 3Believe
Not User Friendly for Free Users Anymore
With premium being crazy expensive at $20 a month or $80 a year, I decided to use the free version. It worked so well & I loved it, personally I dint even mind all the different ad bombardments after logging food in. But sadly they decided to put a feature, the barcode scanner which I use regularly behind the premium pay wall. The barcode scanner made my food log ins easier & faster, it's literally a key reason as to why I became more consistent regarding tracking my food. I’m not even going to consider buying premium because it is extremely overpriced. Putting previously free features behind a paywall will not make me wanna buy into an overpriced premium. I guess onto another app that actually offers decent features for its free users. My problem with premium it’s overpriced. I realize premium offers a bunch of different features like a handy barcode scanner now & a lot of different tracking mechanics which is great if you want that. When my goal is literally track my calories & protein (that’s it, I’m not interested in anything else) why would I pay $80 a year or even $20 a month (that’s basically a gym membership by the way) Solution: Creat another cheaper more affordable tier to premium that allows you to do all the basic stuff free users do without ads & a barcode scanner. All the other fancy features could stay behind the more expensive premium tiers. Lets say $2 or $3 a month.
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4 years ago, AliciaHollywood
Could be a LOT better
I had this app for a long time, stopped using it for several years and came back to it and now you have to pay for a premium membership to use what was free before and it’s really glitchy! I thought somehow I was screwing up but I see now from other reviews that many others have my same issue. Foods in the diary keep randomly duplicating and sometimes adding to previous days’ diaries. I added in something for today’s morning and it added it to yesterday instead of today and another item was duplicated. The barcode scanner is very limited, doesn’t work on most nutritional items and for me the worst thing is that it doesn’t track nutrients except for like 4 basic ones. I’m much more interested in tracking nutrition than calories or exercise which I did manually for years easily in a notebook. When you go over 100g of vitamin C it lists it in red like you did something terribly wrong. It reprimands you if your goal weight is less than what they think you should be even though I was that weight for years, was perfectly healthy and my doctor never once said I was underweight. It reprimands you if you go under 1000 calories for the day which is ridiculous, how can you lose weight eating more than 1000 calories? I have the free trial of the premium now and already cancelled it to make sure I don’t forget (you still get the free month). The weight should be lost by then anyway.
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1 year ago, Linbco
Used to be a great App
***Update to my review: I had a response from the MyFitnessPal development team and it completely eschews the fact that removing the free barcode scanner is something irking all of the users if you read the reviews sorted by newest. A company that is not willing to listen to its user base and to make changes to a misstep, has lost our loyalty and our respect. With our comments we are giving them a chance to redeem themselves. And, if we didn’t care, we wouldn’t comment. They are clearly not heeding to the call for change. Who is steering the ship?*** Wow, it used to be a great app. Unfortunately, now that they put the barcode scanner behind the paywall, they’ve lost me. I used to recommend them to everybody and tell them how great my fitness pal was. Now they’re making it too difficult. I didn’t mind ads and I certainly didn’t mind other ways for them to make money, but for the users that did want to use they’re free service, I feel that that was a penny wise pound foolish decision no pun intended. Moving on to the other apps now that count your calories such as Cronometer, Loseit, or Macros over this loss. MyFitnessPal, what you don’t understand is the key to keeping your users, is making it simple for them. Once you’ve lost us and our loyalty, there’s no getting us back as we are now vested in another system. Whoever is at the top needs to be aware that their change in business practice is going to hurt them.
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2 years ago, Looooolllggg
Clean Up Food Entries
Update!!! Developers are forcing users to the premium version. No longer are there JUST banner ads, now every screen brings a hanging ad that must complete its process before it can be closed. They also removed the barcode scan feature as of Oct 1st. Shame on you guys!!!! Don’t waste money on an app with so many errors. There are so many wrong food entries. Same exact food item with different nutrition values. Even those that are “verified” with a check mark are full of incorrect information. I’ve been using this app off and on for over five years and the food entries are only getting worse. The “report incorrect information” feature is horrible too! It’s a lot of work and when 75% of the entries are incorrect, it makes it impossible for users to effectively report errors. Suggestion: Make a specific group of trusted users that can make their food entries Public and then make a different large group of moderators that review food entries and remove the ones that are bad. Even send the information back to the user for correction. Allow users to choose location by continent to filter out food entries from different countries or languages. Allow users to “favorite” a specific food entry that is used often. This app can be so much more and totally worth the premium version but right now, even the free version is barely average.
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3 years ago, warsenis
Good app, if you don’t mind being treated like a child
I am a paying premium member (not for long). Whenever I entered my weight, I kept getting this message asking if I’d like to change my goal weight to match the recommended range. I click on the “No Thanks” button and that should be that, but it isn’t. The next day when I enter my weight, I get the same annoying message (and you have to answer it otherwise you cannot proceed). Again I click, “No Thanks,” but the app doesn’t care. So I contacted support and they made me go through all these hoops and hurdles and (including a full reinstall of the app) and a week of email exchanges later, and they tell me, “There is no way to turn it off as your goal weight is right on the line of healthy. While we do feel it's very important to keep the message in the app to deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights, we do acknowledge that it's not relevant for a member like you who is still in the healthy range." In other words, they’re going to do nothing because you'd prefer to "deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights." So not only is this a poor reflection on how you treat a premium member like me, but also on how you treat your other members whom you choose to treat like children and tell them what's good for them and not let them decide for themselves by REPEATEDLY giving the same message and not stopping until they change their goal.
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6 years ago, Smileforliz
Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note?
I used to love this app and many of its features but I find it lacking after having my baby. Not only does the weight gain from my pregnancy look negative on the chart (well duh I made a child), but there are many of the features that make it seem like I’m lazy or not putting in the effort to stay healthy. The calorie intake is much less than what I should be eating because I’m breastfeeding but it turns negative when I include the snacks because it goes over the calorie goal. Not to mention that exercise is limited postpartum. I’m not asking for my fitness pal to keep track of my breastfeeding or anything like that (there are many other apps for that) but it would be nice if there was a note you could add or status change that one could add that encourages mamas who are recovering from labor. Not put us down for not being able to keep up with our diets and exercise habits pre-child. A little encouragement, especially around the 5th and 6th week postpartum would be beneficial since that is around the time when most moms can actually begin to work out and do light exercises. This app is really helpful because it helps me make sure I’m eating enough, especially since it’s hard to stay sane with a newborn and lack of sleep. I just wish it was more mama friendly because many fitness apps seem to completely forget that labor and recovery ain’t easy. 😥
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1 year ago, susannanicolex
Feature Loss
UPDATE: the fact y’all literally replied to my original review with a copy/paste response saying “as a reminder, you can still log meals with the search bar” shows you didn’t even read my full message. As I stated before, we don’t care if there’s other ways to log meals. Charging $20 a month for a simple barcode scanner that other apps (like Loseit! and MyPlate) offer for free is insane and greedy. Now we know your customer service is just as poor as your app, no clue how you have a 4.7 rating when all the recent reviews are rightfully negative. ORIGINAL: I honestly loved using MyFitnessPal to monitor my calorie deficit until they took away the barcode scanner and made it a premium feature :/ losing this convenience ruined the app for me, there's no way I'm paying nearly $20 a month for it. I switched over to the app Lose It! which has a barcode scanner completely free and their premium is way cheaper with so many features that MyFitnessPal doesn't have. I never would've looked for a new app if it wasn't for losing the barcode feature, save your money and look at other apps before buying this ones overpriced premium plan. I see they’re responding to people who are upset with this feature loss that we can “still input meals using the search bar” but we don’t care about that. It’s purely about losing the convenience and this was the final straw that pushed MyFitnessPal into the trash for me.
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3 years ago, mc.gitflow
Not quite there
I just tried this app after reading about it in a review for a different calorie tracking app, one I will continue to use instead of this. I created my account and went to enter my first meal, which includes 12g of sugar free Metamucil. I weigh all my food to make this easier. After scanning the barcode and pulling up the item, I see that I am unable to enter portion by gram. This is odd as the food label lists grams in a serving, so I check other Metamucil items in the database to see if that option is present. It is not. So I enter the tsp equivalent. Apparently “2 tsp(s)” is 30 calories, while “2 tsp” is 40... ok well 30 is the correct amount, however the app then shows incorrect carbs and fiber. To enter a generic banana by weight, I had to set serving size to 1 g and then enter 137.4 servings. As a developer that has also done a fair amount of quality assurance testing, if a simple method for entering portion by weight is available in this app, then I can confidently say the user interface in anything but intuitive. If the feature doesn’t exist, then it is hard to take this app seriously. A food scale allows an app like this to be much more accurate. I will stick to the app I’m already using, where I enter almost every item by weight, and the results match the label. Metamucil is not an obscure item. I should be able to scan a barcode and enter “11.6 grams”.
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3 years ago, appstorereviewwriter
It works
CICO (calories in calories out) works. Even if you’re not planning on changing your eating habits, it helps to just track what you’re eating with MFP. There’s a whole world of nutrition and forums, videos, websites, cook books and apps dedicated to this type of thing. You can get into it all by starting with a calorie counting app like this one. I don’t use any of MFP’s features except for the calorie tracking ones. I do use the “recipe” feature a lot as it lets me portion out big batches appropriately. For example, earlier today I knew to portion a beef stew I made into 11 servings so they’d be at 538 calories each. How would you get that kind of insight without carefully tracking he ingredients of a recipe? You wouldn’t. My one complaint is that I’ve had the recipe app crash MULTIPLE times while I’m in the middle of cooking. Obviously this is a pain because I can’t just remember the itemized list of ingredients in painstakingly measured grams. My workaround is to save every few additions so I don’t lose too much if it crashes. And it shouldn’t be crashing, I’m using MFP on an iPhone 12 Pro. If it’s going to be an ideal user experience anywhere, it should be on this. Can’t imagine how much worse it is on inferior hardware. Get your $;&@/ together MFP devs, figure out how to not let your app crash and lose data.
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4 years ago, SparksFly007
Security Risk
This app is ok except that it keeps triggering my antivirus software. This is disappointing because I’ve been using it for over a year and like the added ability to scan the upc to track my calories. I am going to have to look for a different app. This is what the security pop-up warning says is the problem with this app: Malicious Sources/Malnets Sites that host or distribute malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of a malicious network (malnet) or the malware ecosystem. Malware is defined as software that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles malware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as malware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).
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4 years ago, DrScrub15
One Small Feature Request
I’ve tried experimenting with other apps that almost all have better UI, but always lack something big, like a smaller pool of food available in their database to scan barcodes for which I find to be the main reason I use this app. But one thing other apps tend to have that this one doesn’t would be for a recommended nutrition breakdown per meal, in addition to the already existing total goal for the day. This gives me an idea on how important each meal is and allows me to recognize what parts of the day I slack on my nutrition and push me to try and meet that goal. It sounds basic and obvious but having the numbers presented in front of me that I haven’t met my goal yet gives me the motivation to look around for more options to eat than I’d routinely do. It also gives me an idea of how close/far I am to reaching those goals throughout the day. Without this feature, I can slack on breakfast or lunch and end up thinking I got a somewhat good meal, I’ll just have to eat a little more on my next meal, then by the time I get about halfway through the day and see how many calories and other nutritional categories I still have to get, I think to myself there’s no way I can get that many in the next meal or two, and I end up settling well short of my goal.
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3 years ago, Ajmaestas95
Terrible Customer Service and Glitchy App
I’ve used my fitness pal for years, and I never had an issue until recently. Thankfully, I’ve also never had the misfortune of talking with any of their customer service representatives before these past few days. I’ve been unable to log into the app for quite a while now, which is extremely disheartening considering that I’ve been paying the exorbitant fees for premium access for quite a while now (off and on, of course). I tried requesting a password reset over 20 times, and I still have yet to receive any sort of email. Yes, my fitness pal, I’m sure that I’m putting the email in correctly, and yes I’ve checked my spam.🙄 So naturally, I submit a ticket. Here we welcome Frannie.🙂 After outlining the entire situation in my ticket, I get a generic mass-response type email outlining everything in the article which I’ve already read several times over. So I respond back telling her I still haven’t got a solution yet. To which she responds, “We have just sent you a password reset email. If you did not receive it, please let us know.” I wait a day, and still nothing. So I let her know twice, and, you guessed it, still nothing. Quite simply, I have no idea what to do now. I’m likely going to just have to request a refund for premium services seeing as how I can’t access the app on my phone or my computer. This is super frustrating and huge waste of time.
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6 years ago, klynnshira
It made me realize
My New Years resolution was to get to a certain weight that would call for me to lose about 15 pounds. I already ate rather healthy during my meals, but I had a problem with snacking. I wasn’t at the point of sitting down and eating an entire family bag of chips in one setting. I would however eat a handful here and there, eat 4 Girl Scout cookies twice a day, and some of the candy my grandma loves to send me every and I mean every holiday. I couldn’t see how much that snacking affected me. My fitness pal has helped me keep track of my calories as I take them in and it has worked wonders! I have been successfully losing weight and it’s all because I can actually see a number to know how many calories I have left in my day when I go to grab the snack. Now don’t get me wrong I still snack some, but I’ll do one snack a day now or half of the amount of chips and half of the cookies instead of a large amount. Another thing that this app has helped me with is realizing how I feel after I eat. For example if I am not eating healthier foods I usually feel exhausted the next day. I didn’t realize it before but now that I have a food diary to look back on I can see what I ate compared to how I feel.
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2 years ago, bgrantz
New update has ads and now no more barcode scanner
I loved MyFitnessPal because it felt like a tool to improve myself, but with the latest update there are advertisements that pop up out of no where. This app now feels like a cheap App Store game bolstering the user with ads after logging food which is far from the type of feeling you want when trying to take your nutrition seriously. I see now this app is no longer for the user to improve and just another company doing everything they can to squeeze advertisement revenue out of willing businesses that only negatively affect the user experience. I wrote this review a while back and now starting October 1st, the barcode scanner will only be available to premium users. This may be a deal breaker for me, I shouldn’t have to pay money to scan my food and live heathy. I think all free users can agree that removing a free feature and making it exclusive to premium subscribers is an awful decision and will likely lead many to leave myfitnesspal for other tracking services. Much of the recent changes made to the myfitnesspal app shows that there is no consumer voice in the room when making decisions. In a market where the competition and myfitnesspal have no discernible difference it is becoming more and more easy to leave this once great app for others offer better service and don’t require a premium subscription to do so.
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2 weeks ago, backyard agains
My fitness pal
My fitness pal is a great app to use as a starter kit and for a long term of your seeking to be motivated to losing weight, monitoring your calorie intake of what you can and can’t eat over if you want to maintain a healthy weight or the same weight till you resume the next workout. So far I’m enjoying my fitness pal, I just wished that the barcode scanner when wanting to measure how much calories are on a my food plate are accessible for everyone to use not just member nor having to pay $24 or more per month. Hopefully, in the near future their are other apps that provide barcode scanners without having to pay monthly, and still have the same quality as my fitness pal, or at least my fitness pal canceling the monthly fee for access to using the barcode scanner in order to sustain and hire newer members. Having the barcode was the best thing to have when I started off because it was easy to scan and go but now I have to do things manually and type everything, but you know what at least the app is still they’re to help me lose weight so I won’t be upset at this contrast, but seek for better days of improvement of the app. :)
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2 weeks ago, mrhanson88
The yearly subscription is to expensive:
I started using this app when the item scanning feature was part of the free download. It was helpful, but it didn’t make my life that much better that I would pay $80 a year. i’m grateful for the app and it is helping me stay healthy and lose weight, or at the very least be honest with myself about what I am eating and drinking. I wish the scanning feature was still part of the free download of the app and there was actually more practical and exciting features that would encourage me to get the yearly subscription. Also when I search items there are way to many options and often are not accurate. It seems like the programmers are not maintaining accurate nutritional information and leaving up to the many users which seems cheap and lazy. Why should I rely on other users input of nutritional data for the nutritional information and not an official source. I use the app mostly to track calories and know that my macros and micros are estimates at best. I often have to look up nutritional facts on web search engines and then just find something close enough on the app to track calories and take my other nutritional info with a grain of salt. I doubt if I paid for the app I would get better results on my macros and micros.
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1 year ago, MalKri1109
Greedy, but what else is new?
I know this review will go into the abyss and MFP really doesn’t care, but here it is: - The UI was already not amazing, there were already a lot of ads. That wasn’t enough? You had to be more greedy and take away literally the only redeeming feature of the app and put it behind an unjustifiable paywall? Under Armor sold MFP to a private equity firm called Francisco Partners in 2022. Are we surprised that a private equity firm, that really doesn’t know anything about fitness and only cares about money is ruining the app? Their generic, corporate replies to the reviews show that they really don’t care about the feedback they’re receiving from the users. Francisco Partners is most definitely not struggling financially, their revenue is over $100 million and they have over $30 billion in assets. MFP is just a number to them. They probably decided that putting the barcode feature behind an unreasonable paywall was more valuable than brand image and customer satisfaction. They have formulas to figure that out. - What is the incentive to pay for the premium version when the free version hardly functions? I would not pay for an app that I don’t trust to work. - overall, I’ve been tracking my calories by hand in a notebook because I would literally do that then use this app anymore because of what you have done to it. Under Armor selling this app was the worst thing to happen to it
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3 years ago, Tsampson09
Pretty good, top choice for me, minor flaws
Overall, I’ve used this app for many years on and off. I keep coming back because it has many things for free that a lot of other apps do not have and I appreciate that! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because I’ve noticed a few times that when using the barcode to scan in calories and nutrition MFP is off and does not match the dietary information on the packaging. The most recent 2 being, great value home style waffles packaging says 130 per serving (2waffles) MFP when scanning the barcode puts it at 200 and the ingredient count is off and the second one, being Lance Peanut bar original 9g protein packaging says 330 and MFP has it at 340 and again the ingredient count is off. The upside to this is I’ve learned to watch what it says and edit the nutrition which a good feature, but the downfall is if I didn’t have the packaging and just searched I wouldn’t know and at that point I’m forced to trust it. I think a lot of the food options need to be updated. Another thing is it doesn’t track the step count very well if at all. The calories through it are always 0. It does however, sync excellently with my Apple Watch activity. Outside of this, I really like this app!
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6 years ago, jonnydesigner
Lots of functionality, but not a very good app
This app is a good utility, but if they gave the UI and functionality a bit more polish here and there it could be great. Some things are just clumsy and/or glitchy which makes using it throughout the day kind of a pain. I’ll continue to use it, but as other similar apps arise I’ll definitely keep checking them out as there’s nothing really tying me to this one. Some examples: it repeatedly asks me to allow Apple Heath access even though it’s already got it (and is already using the data it gets from there). It reads my weight and then writes it back to Apple Health resulting in duplicate data points. I couldn’t get it to integrate reliably with UnderArmor’s (pretty terrible) other apps. It doesn’t make use of 3D Touch, which could make moving/peeking/editing items in my diary much faster. It’s got visual glitches along the top and bottom of the iPhone X screen. I turned on the negative calorie adjustment, but that was REALLY glitchy, sporadically giving me a negative calorie adjustment > 1000 before updating to < 100 a couple minutes later. Googling this shows the issue has been around for a very long time, but they haven’t addressed it. I’m paying for pro because they cripple the basic set of features so much, but at this point I definitely feel no loyalty to the app, and I wonder what they are doing with all that subscription money.
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2 years ago, Young Oldtimer
Going downhill fast, time to jump ship
I’ve been a user on MFP for many years, but the app is going downhill fast and the recent updates are just making it worse. It’s slow to load, doesn’t scroll and locks up your phone, doesn’t fit on your tablet screen, notifications cycle back to the Home Screen and not their destination. Absolutely unusable. You can’t enter a weight, or see your progress anymore. Instead of trying to clean up the food database, or screen out creepy users, they’re trying to “beautify” the UI, and end up with this… it’s absolutely unusable. Filled with disgusting ads about liver disease and earwax, that take up 50% or more of the screen, before the last update made the screen unusable. It’s never been worth the premium price, and it’s not even worth the free download now. A shame, it was a great program a couple years ago. In response to the developer’s response, the scroll function on the dashboard does not work so there is no way for many users to access the progress page. Giving the advice of “scroll down to find the progress section” is fruitless when the scroll function does not work. I submitted tickets about that, the notifications, and other issues over the past several months to the zendesk to the reply of “this is a known issue” usually with no action or improvement taken. As my review states, time to jump ship.
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2 years ago, Addicted_05102013
Can’t find weight logs after update
UPDATED REVIEW: thank you for your reply. It still takes about 4 swipes just to get down to the weight and steps section. Swiping left/right is easy, but I never would’ve found this by chance or by reading the FAQs as they are. The cards are too big to fit on the screen, so swiping up and down doesn’t work well. Also, I don’t see weight totals like before (lost/gained X amount in the selected amount of time) - the charts aren’t especially helpful on the dashboard because again the cards are too big and don’t fit the data height-wise. I hope you put it back into a convenient place in a future update. If so, I’ll update my review and rating because it really was a great app before. ORIGINAL REVIEW (gave it 2 stars): I’ve searched all over the app, and in the FAQs on the website, but can’t find a place to log my weight anywhere in the new design (I’m using an iPad). It says there’s a card for it on the dashboard, but there’s nothing but 4 cards (3 of which are “premium”). I can’t see my old weight logs either. I can log my food, but a weight loss app is kind of pointless if you can’t keep track of your weight. Really disappointed, hoping it’s reintroduced in a more convenient place (or almost any place at this point).
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2 years ago, KellETee
Good, but could be better.
I’ve had this app for a few years now and have had success losing weight while tracking my food intake. Recently there was a change to the layout of the app and how you see your status and how you enter food, exercise, weight, etc. I do not like this change as it has made the app slower, not as “user friendly” or straight forward for entering weight or exercise. I’ve also had issues with it converting my steps into exercise. This has been going on for a couple months. It has no problem being accurate with my steps (just from my iPhone), but it rarely updates the exercise calories to reflect the steps. I know there are millions of options it has to find as far as food entries, but there are times where I scan and item’s barcode and the nutrition information that pops up does not match the nutritional information on the actual item (even if it finds the correct/exact item in the database). Because of this, I do not plan to purchase the premium package. Im worried that I’ll pay for something that I’ll still have to double check and do the math myself. Even though there are some things I get frustrated with about this app, I still recommend it as a tool to lose weight or just monitor your dietary health.
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5 years ago, Bored in Midland
Life changing if taken seriously
I started using this app right at the apex of my weight gain during college. I didn’t participate in high school athletics and had virtually zero knowledge of anything nutritionally beyond, “ There’s a place that shoots out 5 dollar burgers.”. I think it’s most important to look at the composition of macronutrients in a few days worth of your particular diet, not necessarily using this as a “calorie counter”. It’s very hard to ignore some of the numbers that will pop out at you if you are diligent and truthful with yourself. It helps to motivate you in a different direction. Even though everything has nutritional information labeled as a requirement, it’s easy ignore until you start to realize that if Item A has 32g of fat and %4000 percent of my daily sodium intake... and that’s my daily between breakfast and lunch... It could totally swing a large portion of my diet by just omitting that one item. In the past I’ve used this whenever I’ve switched large portions of my dietary ideology. Regardless of if you maintain 100% accuracy after month 3 or 4, I guarantee you will at the very least have a number of eye opening moments if you’ve never scrutinized the make up of your diet.
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1 year ago, MamaChile
This app keeps me accountable
I love this app. It is a little tedious to have to track all my food, but it has been so worth it. The app is easy to use. Takes a minute to get to know how everything works and all the possibilities, but really quite simple to use. I have now used it for several years, on and off. This time around, I have found it makes me so much more conscious of the snacking I have been justifying. I now realize just how many extra calories those stupid little snacks, and the little bit of soda, or the mini-chocolates actually contribute to my daily intake. Way more calories than they are worth in nutrition. Accordingly, I have REDUCED my decadent indulgences, and am already losing weight! Those marketing masters, making mini-chocolates so you think, “It’s just little. It can’t be many calories!” The problem is those mini’s are just as addicting as the full-sized candy bars. So...I can’t eat just one. This app has put the truth in my face. It is now up to me to decide whether those indulgences are worth spending that many calories on. I am getting stronger and stronger! Thanks, Under Armour, for making such great apps for health.
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1 year ago, Mark_Mark
Great idea, terrible implementation
I’ve used this app for a few years and truly do not understand the high ratings. It provides way too many features for basic users, and the core focus, nutritional analysis & calorie counting, has always been sadly lacking. I found the food database was far too large with content far too unreliable - typically there are 10 to 100 alternates for every single branded food item. Many have misspellings, many have few choices for serving size, and many have wrong calorie information, so finding the real correct choice was time consuming and sometimes impossible. I spent 20 minutes on this just at dinner and never found exactly the right entries. Product barcode scanning helped sometimes, but this became a premium paid option a year ago or so. I can’t imagine many would want to pay the extreme premium, monthly or yearly price just to get a basic workable solution…but since this seems to be the only game in town, folks are forced to make do for now. I used this app before I owned a Garmin watch, and the fact that Garmin only supports this tool for consumed calories shows how bare the support landscape is…I can only hope something changes here someday: I would switch to another app or pay a greatly reduced fee for an actual working version of this in a heartbeat.
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2 years ago, Alliekat04
Great App to kickstart your healthy journey!
I’ve been using this app for little over a year now. If you are wanting to start your journey into getting healthy but feel overwhelmed with the idea of meal tracking I’d highly suggest this app! The fact that you can just scan the barcode and then input the serving size you actually use makes it so easy! Plus you get to create your own meals and recipes so they are one click away when you eat them. You also don’t need the fret over calculating the tracking info when you eat out, they already have that listed for most major restaurants. The only issue I’ve had in the past two weeks or so is the app struggling to record data from my other fitness apps. It’s not been calculating my exercise from the iOS app. I’ve noticed this has been an issue since the most recent update when they changed the setup of the dashboard. Yes I have tried all the recommended steps, reupload all my apps and everything. Make sure it has permission to use the data, etc. Hopefully it’s just a simple bug that can be fixed. I miss having all my healthy data together in one location.
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9 months ago, Formerly fat doc!
Doctor tried and recommends!
I am a 50+ physician who has always struggled with my weight despite being physically active. I started my fitness pal over a year ago and dropped from 250 to 195 pounds without struggling with hunger, after finding out, which foods worked best for me. After reaching my goal, I slacked off on using the app for a while and saw the numbers rise again, and so have jumped back in! I have been recommending this to all of my patients who ask me about weight loss as I am not a big fan of many of the medication’s out there. Additionally, I recommend everyone google the phrase mistakes calorie tracking, and read some of the numerous articles written on the subject because we all have blind spots about our diet and accuracy tracking calories. mine turned out to be not carefully weighing, cooking oils and nuts, and once I did, the numbers really started to move! overall highly recommended! One last note, I recommend people bite the bullet and pay for the year subscription, which will help them to be more dedicated in the first month, which has the steepest learning curve, and after that it will be much smoother sailing!
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6 years ago, wanderingbark
Almost useless for diabetics
This health/fitness/diet app claims to be comprehensive, but has a huge gap in its user experience for diabetics. There is no way to input blood sugar readings in real time or to integrate readings from glucose monitors on here. Given how tied to diet and macro nutrients diabetes is, you would think this would've been a basic aspect of the app already - or an add-on that could pop up along with adding food or exercise. I've been a MyFitnessPal member for years and do appreciate the detail, massive database, and ability to input your own recipes you get for free. The meal time stamps it already offers with Premium would be really useful for tracking blood sugar, but nope, the only way to track that is manually adding a bunch of blood sugar categories, and then tracking them under progress, like it's your weight. This is useless when you have to do it 4 times a day or more at different times, and you can't look back at sugar levels as part of your diary (linked to your diet). Do the manufacturers just assume that people interested in fitness and diabetics are mutually exclusive populations? We need either a setting to add our readings with a timestamp, similar to foods, that then can be read as part of the diary; or integration with the most popular glucometer apps. This should be a basic feature, or at least Premium, for a so-called leading health app.
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7 years ago, pennyb324
Recipe Sharing & Net Carbs?
I've come back to MFP after a few years and am very pleased at the many improvements in capabilities, user friendliness, standalone mobile usability, social features, and the UI in general. There are 2 glaringly obvious QoL things that are missing. The first is Recipe Sharing. As it is now, the only way my Hubs and I have found to share entries between people is to copy an Entire meal from someone's diary. It would be much simpler to be able to share the recipe with him on the front end so he could use it as he chooses. It would be even More helpful if we were given a little space to jot down actual directions so these "recipes" weren't solely lists of ingredients and I could recreate things. That may be asking too much though. The other, much more important issue is that there isn't a setting to switch from displaying Total Carbs to Net Carbs (total Carbs-Fiber). There isn't even a way to show macros and Fiber at the same time to do the math yourself. The custom settings only allow for 3 nutrient selections (you'd need 4 to show Carbs, Fiber, Fat, Protein). This is something that needs to be updated ASAP. Oh, and fyi if you're using a macro based method know that you'll need premium to get access to those tracking features.
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2 years ago, givemeefficiency
Update and dashboard are extremely inefficient
Please make the dashboard go away and revert to the previous screen set up upon opening the app. You are wasting space and making the app inefficient and inconvenient. Everything that I want to use the app for should be immediately clickable as soon as I open it. I now have to scroll down to enter my weight because you want to display the entirely overused phrase “what’s cooking good looking?” on the top of the screen. Absolutely ridiculous. This serves zero purpose, takes away the functionality of the app, and causes the menu along the bottom of the screen to now be in the way, since so much space at the top is being taken up by that useless phrase in huge font!! It also adds another useless menu option to the menu across the bottom of the screen “dashboard”. We don’t need dashboard and newsfeed. At least add the option to enter weight on that menu instead of the menu’s current selections. Please give me access to my diary, immediately entering a food, and immediately entering my weight effortlessly upon opening the app with one click and no scrolling. We are here to efficiently use the features of the app, not for some feeble attempt at being funny that decreases the app’s use. What’s about to be cooking is my premium subscription if these features don’t go back to being easy and convenient.
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12 months ago, Thisisanopeforme
Great calorie counter but terrible at recording exercise
I love the calorie counter, but this app can be demoralizing. It’s incredibly irritating, if not impossible, to add calorie deficits through weight training, yoga, etc. The only thing they have on there is cardio and they want you to find a similar cardio exercise with the calorie deficit so the exercise diary becomes a useless feature because I can’t easily see what the exact exercise was if I want to repeat it to add calories to my day. If you don’t have a way for it to accurately record steps because you don’t have a smart watch it’s terrible. I have a Nike run app that is great but after walking all over Costco yesterday and hauling things around for estate sales it recorded 46 steps and I even tried carrying my phone in my back pocket to make the movement more apparent. When you end your diary entry each day it’ll tell you an estimated weight loss “if everyday were like today” in 5 weeks. When you’re getting used to adjusting your nutrition and calorie counting you will feel hungry and cranky, and when you stay in your calories but this app doesn’t record your exercise or let you input calorie deficit from other apps it just feels awful for the app to tell you your projected weight loss is zero lbs. I’m a premium member and this isn’t worth the money.
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