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?
One thought on “MyFitnessPal Update”
I’ve been using it off and on for over a year. When I’m using it, I’m always on the low end of my weight range. When I’m not . . . well, I’m on the higher end. No big surprise! I do find it tedious to get it all down and it’s tempting to just give up. I’ve found that it’s all about the food though and that the exercise does not make as much of a difference–for ME.