A while back I wrote about starting to use MyFitnessPal.com. I have an update for you and here it comes.
I love the ability to put my recipes – that I have no idea how many calories are contained – into their system. I do have some difficulty in determining how many servings are in a recipe but at least I have an idea.
I love knowing that I need to eat x number of calories. What I hate are those days when my training plan calls for a rest day. In my mind, surviving on 1500 calories is way too little.
I have affirmed the point that if you write down what you eat, you will think more about what you eat. I always knew this was the case but I hate journaling everything I eat. I never realized how much this was true!
I have been lax in using MyFitnessPal.com lately. I have been on the go way too much. I can definitely see how those who travel could have issues with getting everything down. I hate writing it somewhere else and then having to transpose it to MyFitnessPal.com. I want to go right to the source. And, while I do have a smartphone, I did not use it for this purpose. It has limited capabilities and this is not what I want to use them on.
The long and the short of it, I love the tool. I am going to get back on the MyFitnessPal.com bandwagon. I want to lose those last five pounds at some point in time prior to marathon six in November – so I can eat after the marathon, of course.
Do you use a food journal? Does it work for you? Have you ever tried MyFitnessPal.com? What do you think of it?