Hoping to get a grasp on how my lifestyle habits were affecting my health, I found myself on the hunt for the best weight-loss apps to track calories and fitness.
Hoping to get a grasp on how my lifestyle habits were affecting my health, I found myself on the hunt for the best weight-loss apps to track calories and fitness. After trial runs with other services, something clicked with using the free mobile and desktop app MyFitnessPal. Easy to use, this online calorie counter monitored both my diet and exercise habits in one place.
When I first created a customized profile on MyFitnessPal, besides entering my age, gender, and activity level, I was also able to add how much weight I wanted to lose. Based on my profile, MyFitnessPal set a healthy time frame for me to do so and offered the number of calories I should strive to eat every day to hit the mark. Besides tracking calories, I like that MyFitnessPal looks at the larger picture and is more than just a straight calorie counter. Through charts and graphs, the app easily displays nutritional breakdowns, exercise habits, and weight-loss trends. All of this made it easy to see where I was overdoing it and where I needed to step up my game — whether that was exercising more or eating less sugar.
Keep reading to get a detailed breakdown of how this app measures food and exercise.