MyFitnessPal also requires that you enter an activity level, from “Sedentary” to “Very Active”. The Lose It app didn’t require the extra step and with a goal of losing 1.5 pounds a week, gave me an allowance of 1700 calories per day compared to around 1400 on MyFitnessPal.
A much larger food inventory, search functionality and finer exercising detail rounds out MyFitnessPal’s advantages. Other features include the option to connect with friends to track and motivate each other (I’ll save that for later), barcode scanner for supermarket foods (useful!), and detailed reports.
Creating fitness routines require adapting to changes in age and circumstance, like a more sedentary lifestyle, or injuries. Sometimes it requires significant behavioral adjustments. Using MyFitnessPal has opened my eyes to the horrors of what I consume and with that awareness, change.
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