MyFitnessPal

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I love this free app! It is a well-known fact that if you keep a food diary it can assist in weight loss or weight maintenance. Basically what this app does is help you track both your caloric intake and the number of calories you burn through exercise.

You set up the app, record your food and exercise, and it keeps track of your calories for you. You start the day with a caloric target based on how you set up the app. As you add food or exercise that number updates so that you know at any given time where you are in relation to your allowed calories for the day.

One of options I really like is the ability to scan the UPC code to record your food. This saves you searching for them. Once you have recorded a food it becomes part of your history. Then next time you need to record that particular food you need only select it from your history.

The app lives on your phone, but has an online companion it auto synchs with. There are versions for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. You can find it online here MyFitnessPal for more details.

This is a really nice app and the price could not be better. I would love to hear what you think of it. 

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  1. Diplo.Daddy says:

    This sounds very useful for fitness gurus. I also like the idea of being able to scan a bar code rather than having to manually type in what you’ve eaten. Easy, simple and very practical tool for anyone into keeping fit. And as most people have I-phones nowadays, I’m sure this app will become very popular in a very short period of time.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I like the app because it helps me keep track of calories. I am in no way a fitness guru but I figure this app might help keep me from putting on more weight. It makes me think about what I am putting in my mouth, which is no bad thing. 🙂

  2. Susan Cooper says:

    I use this everyday to track my calories and all manor of stuff to keep me focus on living healthy. Like you the reside on my iPhone and iPad as well.. I have also used Calorie Counter occasionally. I use it in conjunction with Endomondo to track my exercise. This app has a built in GPS that talks to me. Did I say I like gadgets? 🙂

  3. namirusso says:

    This, I have to try. The last food log I had was SO frustrating – I had to go through a long list of things just to track my turkey sandwich! Thanks for the review.

    • Geek Girl says:

      I really do like this app! I hope you find it useful as well. 🙂

  4. Kesha, The Uncommon Chick says:

    ooooh, I didn't know about the scan feature…cool!

    I JUST started using it yesterday and am excited about it because I keep hearing good things. Glad I ran across your review!

    ~Kesha
    from #commenthour

    • Geek Girl says:

      If you are at all serious about tracking your calories, I think you will like this app. I have yet to talk to anyone who has tried it that does not like it. The scan feature is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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    • Geek Girl says:

      Thank you so much! You made my day! 🙂

  6. Adrienne says:

    When I first got my smartphone I downloaded this app and loved it. For some reason it stopped working, plus it was taking up a lot of storage space on my phone, so I've been using just the online site for months now. It's still a really handy tool, though I do miss the product scanning feature!