I really enjoyed using My Fitness Pal again, not only because of my awesome friends over there, but because of the HUGE food database and the fact that I don't have to eat any certain foods or limit any either. In fact, I ate a lot of "junk" food last week.
I would give you an example of a typical day, but I ate pretty differently every day last week. Almost every day I exceeded 2000 calories, but netted between 1300 and 1600 after exercise calories were deducted. At that net, I should lose 1 to 2 pounds per week, and I lost 1.4 so I'm here to tell you that My Fitness Pal's calorie calculations work.
Also, I used their database exclusively to calculate exercise calories, no heart rate monitor needed. I'm sure that it's not 100% accurate, but it worked for me. :-)
So that's my review of My Fitness Pal. It works, and it's easy. If you are looking for a simple calorie-counting website with a wonderful community to boot, MFP may be just what you need.
I really needed that "gray area" last week. I needed to track, but still eat junk food and not worry about nutrition. I think that sometimes everyone needs to do that. I'm not saying that it was a healthy week (far from it) but I think it was WAY better than OVEReating on the junk food and gaining more weight.
week one start weight: 204.4
end of week one weight: 203.0
total weight loss for week: 1.4 pounds
total weight loss since 28th birthday: 2.2 pounds
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