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A New Way to Stay on Track

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Anyone using MyFitness Pal? It's an app that tracks food and exercise. The thing that's cool about it is that it has a barcode scanner. If you have the packaging you can just scan an item and it's added to your food diary. It makes it so easy to track on the go!

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My coworkers shared it with and many of us are using it.
My husband and I both used it on vacation and it kept us honest! We did have some days over our calorie range but I feel that we did better with it.

There is also a website that you can use to track as well. It syncs with Fitbit but I haven't figured out how it does it calculations because I always feel that it does give me enough calories burned for some of the activities.

Is anyone using it? What do you think?

One more thing : it's free.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REMEMBER2BME 3/9/2013 6:02AM

    How interesting. I love the thought of scanning short cut.

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_VALEO_ 3/3/2013 3:48PM

    Seems like you found an app that works for you.
Never used it, but I am not really an app person.

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LALMEIDA 3/1/2013 8:22PM


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/1/2013 12:45PM

    I have friends that us myfitnesspal. I like Loseit...which is very similar. A SparkFriend told me about Loseit. I find it much faster to track with than Sparkpeople, both on the phone and the computer. My recollection is that MyFitnessPal and Loseit are very similar to each other. Both synch with Fitbit. Since I don't have a fitbit, that really doesn't matter to me, but I still think it's a big plus for an app to be able to do that.

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HHB4181 3/1/2013 9:59AM

    I've heard of it, but never used it. Glad you like it!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 3/1/2013 8:46AM

  sounds interesting!!

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GAILRUU 3/1/2013 8:13AM

    I just have a dumb phone! It would be nice to have one that can do tricks but between our land line, television connection, internet and cell phone bills, I can't justify another device.

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LASARRE 3/1/2013 12:04AM

    I have friends that use it. I stick to spark people because I get too confused with too many apps. I don't think that any of them are perfect, but I think we can get close enough.

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SHEENADEE 2/28/2013 11:47PM

    I joined their website quite a while back to see what it was like; but, I don't use it. I also much prefer SP. And, I can't handle too many fitness sites at once. LOL

IMHO if an app or site helps motivate you and encourages you to be more fit, then it is a good thing.

Comment edited on: 2/28/2013 11:48:21 PM

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AHAPPYMENOW 2/28/2013 7:57PM

    I used fitness pal before I found sparkpeople and I like this so much better! you can download the app to yur phone just like fitness pal and it has the same barcde feature. But, hey, if you are excited about it and it is working for you keep up the good work!!!

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