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Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal, Inc.

Lose weight and track fitness with MyFitnessPal: calorie counter + macro tracker

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    Salt is the enemy when you have high blood pressure, and I have to be super careful. My ideal intake is 1500 mg and MyFitnessPal helped me see I was way over that. I started tracking 4 years ago. Now it helps me track my food every day to make sure I stay in a safe range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you’re trying to switch to a weight-loss diet and after 3 weeks you have no idea if you made progress, keeping close track of what you eat is a smart step. It’s easy to enter your meals whether you’re cooking at home or going out to eat and track your progress on any device.
    img by nancy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    You can't expect to be in shape to run 26.2 miles if you're consistently 1,000 calories over your daily goal. Get a fitness tracker to see your net nutrition intake each day with exercise stats included.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing 15 pounds in 1 month. You can track your net calorie intake and your weight loss and fitness progress to stay motivated to reach your goals.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a retired athlete, I struggled to eat right and exercise. Marriage and a new job made me too busy to exercise all the time or carefully plan meals. But MyFitnessPal counts my consumed and burned calories and helps me create a nutritional plan that suits my personal needs!
    img by Jeff
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want your team to reach peak performance, you’ll need your players to stay in tip-top shape. MyFitnessPal lets them keep track of their macros to ensure they reach their nutrition goals. There are also over 10 million recipes to help them build muscle and lose weight!
    img by Angela
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Do you track how much you eat everyday? And how many calories you consume? By setting goals, you can now control your daily intake. With over 5 million food items in the database, it's highly likely that you'll have the nutritional information of most items that you consume.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    One of the top 3 things you can do when training for a triathlon is to ensure you're putting the right fuel in your body. Count your macros and calories to make sure you get the most of your training.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Once you learn more about recognizing when fruits and vegetables are ripe, you can begin adding more of these these nutritious choices to your diet. This app can help you keep track of the exact amount of calories consumed so you can stay within the 1500 and 2000 daily calorie range.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you want to lose weight or just keep track of your carb intake, this is the ideal app for you. My Fitness Pal has nutrition information on 100s of food items. It helps you track how many carbs you can eat each day in order to reach your goal weight. It also helps you track your exercise, water intake, daily calorie amount and more.
    img by Kim
    1 year ago
  • Most important & Most used app of all Jul 8, 2021

    By flix4u2
    After a downloading and using the 30 day FREE TRIAL Premium subscription for 16 consecutive days, MyFitnessPal has become my most important & most used app out of all my apps; including many social media, finance, editing & streaming apps. MyFitnessPal is amazingly enabling and motivating me to radically improve my diet & fitness, which is crucial to me (and my doctor’s orders). I am a relatively fit young senior other than some typical senior issues and as I’ve just discovered from a physical, my cholesterol and triglycerides are too high. Also, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass during the Covid lockdown - not being able to swim or go to the gym, but I’m now starting other forms of exercise and as I’m fully vaccinated, I’m going to rejoin a health club ASAP. All of these life changes are GR8ly supported by my new best friend (Pal). So GR8ful I discovered MyFitnessPal. ***Regardless of your age, weight, and/or goals, YOU NEED THIS APP! Considering it’s vast and deep database, search and calculation capabilities, and overall technology, I’m amazed there’s been no glitches or technical issues. It’s so far 100% flawless, and a blast to use… and well worth the expensive subscription price. Now that I know this app is so valuable to me, I’m going to opt for the yearly rate which is significantly less expensive than paying monthly; not even close. If they had a “lifetime subscription” available, I’d go for it in a heartbeat!
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By Leslie Wilson
    I've used this app successfully since 2015. A few months ago, with the app open, an invisible audio started loudly for several seconds. No way to stop it. These ads still appear when I've got the app open. I hate this. I would change if I could but your app is best. You have enough ads that I can see, and accept this. Why frighten us withese these loud clips? Are you just trying to force us to pay for the upgrade?
  • Great app for people serious about losing weight Sep 2, 2020

    By Mlazarx
    I started using this app seriously in mid-July. The database for foods is great and I up until recently just used the free version. During this time I lost 11 lbs. I set my profile to the lowest setting for activity and have my pedometer set to the app to add calories I get for walking. My goal is to just keep under the calories based on losing 1.5 LBS a week. My suggestion is record everything even if you go over (it will happen occasionally). But that’s ok because you can work harder the next day. I finally did buy the premium version mainly for the export feature. I am an analyst by trade so I like to put my results into graphs and do monitoring beyond the app’s capabilities. I will stress it is not needed to lose weight. If you don’t want to spend time looking at your different nutrients then I would not spend the money on it. If you do it could be worth it. I like how the app says you have a 67% chance of better success if you pay for the premium. They don’t tell you about the confounder. The reason that happens most likely is people who do buy the app in general are more serious about the long hall. This should not be viewed as a diet it needs to be viewed as a life change that you will do going forward. Once you reach your goal you then switch to maintenance so you keep your weight and don’t gain it back.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Richard Moneypenny
    It is a good app. Very informative. The barcode scanner alone is worth its weight in gold. The down side and only things keeping it from 5 stars is lack of work outs making you create your own, no pedometer, and the pay wall. If you want to make a subscription based product maybe add different resources. If this was an all in one kind of app, I could see the expensive pay wall.
  • Easy to use, wish focus was on health Apr 30, 2019

    By CamilleFromTexas
    This app is very easy to use to log the food you eat - what I mainly use it for, to stay balanced. It’s far more efficient than in 2010, when I first started using it. I spend maybe 5 minutes a day total logging my food intake. I like that it includes nutrition breakdowns so I can pinpoint when I’m lacking iron, or calcium, or etc in my overall diet. What I don’t like is that there is not much language change when you go from “loosing weight” or “gaining weight” settings to just maintain weight. Every day when I finish logging food and exercise, it says, “If every day were like today, you’d weight xxx pounds in 5 weeks!” I understand why this concept is useful in maintaining weight, but I suggest that it be done less often. Perhaps it could be a weekly recap, or a button you could push to check whether your habits will lead to incremental weight gain (much like you have to navigate to the nutrition breakdown when you want to see it). I know that on Easter Sunday, I ate richer foods and more of them than is healthy everyday; I don’t need that reminder just before bed. It steals some of my joy in the day and in the celebration I chose to indulge in that day. Maybe have something pop up that is encouraging every once and a while - like you hit your calcium goal this week! Or you logged exercise 5 days! Something that is focused on weekly, not daily, behavior. And something actually encouraging and NOT focused on weight!
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Plebe to Pro
    If you burn a lot of calories, and don't get to under 1k "available" the app says you can't save the day, and it will not track. Regardless of how many calories you ate. Example. Yesterday, I burned about 2800 on top of the 1500 allowed. I ate about 2400. I can't save as I "am starving myself". I worked hard, I ate what I wanted. Edit: working now?
  • Gross Pictures with Ads but extensive database Jun 29, 2020

    By AliHart1983
    I’ve been using this app for years. There are so many ads now which I understand. But some of them pop up on your feed right when you open the app and there are some really gross images. A lot of times I am eating when I enter my calories and the images for the weird ads are so gross it makes me stop eating and lose my appetite. There was one that came up for weeks that showed someone getting ear wax removed. Now I logged in and it shows a close up of someone removing some type of gross substance from the back of their throat. Why would you have these kinds of ads show up on the home page of a food log app? Also, if you sync with Fitbit it enters your workouts automatically but it also tracks your steps and gives you a calorie adjustment for that as well, which Is like double tracking. If you go for a run for example, it will sync the workout from fitbit and give you the calories for that, and then also add in your steps from the run and give you more calories which I don’t think is accurate. Other than that, no other food app compares as far as the extensive food database and the ease of being able to enter recipes, meals, etc. I also love the social functionality where friends can comment on your status. Of course they have to scroll through all the ads in the feed to find your updates, and overlook the gross images of earwax and other things.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Hollie Neufeld
    I like the comprehensive database, and the free version is still quite robust. I would like it better if all foods had the option to add servings in grams and ounces. I'm pretty sure that MyFitnessPal has collected enough info to be able to cross-reference and make this available. I also wish that it would track servings of fruits and vegetables as part of the nutritional breakdown.
  • App Review Aug 4, 2019

    By SSJ Klahr
    A great service providing a platform for success on a human health quest. The My Fitness Pal application allows anyone to compile a detailed log of nutritional and fitness info into an easy to use, easy to interpret, easy to afford (free), and simple to navigate system. The breakdown of information into multiple charts and graphs is a phenomenal resource. The flexibility of being able to modify multiple facets of your goals such as macro nutrients, weight loss/gain per week, etc. is extremely intuitive and suitable for a wide range of fitness/nutritional goals. Nearly anyone can master this application within a reasonable timeframe of consistent effort and in turn become the master of their fitness/health destiny. My Fitness Pal has provided a great service and allowed for anyone with the desire to do so to achieve the best version of themselves possible. Also, after a long endeavor spanning months or years and reviewing your data in retrospect allows for a particular cognizance for what worked well and what did not. This, in turn, provides a chance to hone an adequate regimen into the ultimate program fine tuned to your personal goals. My Fitness pal provides an amenity that fosters a healthier and happier human race to those who utilize it. This application has earned a large following of motivated individuals for these reasons and stood the test of time. Go forth and conquer your goals with profound efficiency. -Klahr
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By joseph de gand
    This is a good app for those who want to get fit. The 'diary' part is quite tedious because you have to put in every meal, but it is worth it to track your intake of food. You can put in your goals and it calculates your necessary calories. You can also put in your exercise. Another feature is the guided workouts suggested for you. Over all a very helpful app.
  • Difficult to navigate Jun 14, 2021

    By Clineomine
    I consider myself very tech savvy and the user interface for this app is very confusing for me. My husband who also uses it is totally lost and I have to enter his data for him. What is confusing is searching for foods. Depending on which page you are on, the “scan barcode “ may be in a different place. When creating a meal or recipe, no confirmation a food was added and return back to add in the next food. Multi add should have the ability to scan too. It is also not intuitive to find your recent foods. When you put in a recipe, in order to actually cook the item, you have to edit the recipe to see the amount of ingredients to create it. The other disappointment is sharing meals, recipes, and foods with friends you have added. The ability to favorite individual items should be there that is used weekly or monthly, instead of having to scan the item again as the recent foods is not listed alphabetically. The developers suggested I create a Meal for each of my grocery items to find. I’ve done that, but again, my husband doesn’t have access to that, so if he eats something I bought, but I didn’t, he has to scan it too. This is not usable for couples or families that eat similar items but not the same. I’ve already paid for my premium. I’m not going to continue with my husband’s. $79 is way too expensive for the minimal features provided. Also, it doesn’t sync correctly with my Apple health and watch data. I’m constantly having to edit it.
  • Could be a LOT better Aug 14, 2020

    By AliciaHollywood
    I had this app for a long time, stopped using it for several years and came back to it and now you have to pay for a premium membership to use what was free before and it’s really glitchy! I thought somehow I was screwing up but I see now from other reviews that many others have my same issue. Foods in the diary keep randomly duplicating and sometimes adding to previous days’ diaries. I added in something for today’s morning and it added it to yesterday instead of today and another item was duplicated. The barcode scanner is very limited, doesn’t work on most nutritional items and for me the worst thing is that it doesn’t track nutrients except for like 4 basic ones. I’m much more interested in tracking nutrition than calories or exercise which I did manually for years easily in a notebook. When you go over 100g of vitamin C it lists it in red like you did something terribly wrong. It reprimands you if your goal weight is less than what they think you should be even though I was that weight for years, was perfectly healthy and my doctor never once said I was underweight. It reprimands you if you go under 1000 calories for the day which is ridiculous, how can you lose weight eating more than 1000 calories? I have the free trial of the premium now and already cancelled it to make sure I don’t forget (you still get the free month). The weight should be lost by then anyway.
  • Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note? Jul 25, 2018

    By Smileforliz
    I used to love this app and many of its features but I find it lacking after having my baby. Not only does the weight gain from my pregnancy look negative on the chart (well duh I made a child), but there are many of the features that make it seem like I’m lazy or not putting in the effort to stay healthy. The calorie intake is much less than what I should be eating because I’m breastfeeding but it turns negative when I include the snacks because it goes over the calorie goal. Not to mention that exercise is limited postpartum. I’m not asking for my fitness pal to keep track of my breastfeeding or anything like that (there are many other apps for that) but it would be nice if there was a note you could add or status change that one could add that encourages mamas who are recovering from labor. Not put us down for not being able to keep up with our diets and exercise habits pre-child. A little encouragement, especially around the 5th and 6th week postpartum would be beneficial since that is around the time when most moms can actually begin to work out and do light exercises. This app is really helpful because it helps me make sure I’m eating enough, especially since it’s hard to stay sane with a newborn and lack of sleep. I just wish it was more mama friendly because many fitness apps seem to completely forget that labor and recovery ain’t easy. 😥
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Numbers don't Lie
    App tracks food and calories, but it never seems to be able to connect to the server when syncing steps. They say it's an issue with Samsung but it should directly pull information from connected apps. I see no reason why it should go through any external servers. At the very least, integrate a step counter in the app.
  • Security Risk Jun 10, 2020

    By SparksFly007
    This app is ok except that it keeps triggering my antivirus software. This is disappointing because I’ve been using it for over a year and like the added ability to scan the upc to track my calories. I am going to have to look for a different app. This is what the security pop-up warning says is the problem with this app: Malicious Sources/Malnets Sites that host or distribute malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of a malicious network (malnet) or the malware ecosystem. Malware is defined as software that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles malware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as malware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).
  • Lots of functionality, but not a very good app May 30, 2018

    By jonnydesigner
    This app is a good utility, but if they gave the UI and functionality a bit more polish here and there it could be great. Some things are just clumsy and/or glitchy which makes using it throughout the day kind of a pain. I’ll continue to use it, but as other similar apps arise I’ll definitely keep checking them out as there’s nothing really tying me to this one. Some examples: it repeatedly asks me to allow Apple Heath access even though it’s already got it (and is already using the data it gets from there). It reads my weight and then writes it back to Apple Health resulting in duplicate data points. I couldn’t get it to integrate reliably with UnderArmor’s (pretty terrible) other apps. It doesn’t make use of 3D Touch, which could make moving/peeking/editing items in my diary much faster. It’s got visual glitches along the top and bottom of the iPhone X screen. I turned on the negative calorie adjustment, but that was REALLY glitchy, sporadically giving me a negative calorie adjustment > 1000 before updating to < 100 a couple minutes later. Googling this shows the issue has been around for a very long time, but they haven’t addressed it. I’m paying for pro because they cripple the basic set of features so much, but at this point I definitely feel no loyalty to the app, and I wonder what they are doing with all that subscription money.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Great Space Coaster
    it's been helpful yet a bit annoying that almost every food I've entered has misinformation (total calories, sodium content, portion size, etc.). When entering recipes, often they can't be saved so I have to start all over again. Asking for RDA% of vitamins and nutrients instead of mg seems wrong-headed, being an internationally used app RDA%s are not even the same or listed for many countries. Also, if someone saves the incorrect portion size that can NOT be corrected by someone else.
  • Good app, if you don’t mind being treated like a child Aug 29, 2021

    By warsenis
    I am a paying premium member (not for long). Whenever I entered my weight, I kept getting this message asking if I’d like to change my goal weight to match the recommended range. I click on the “No Thanks” button and that should be that, but it isn’t. The next day when I enter my weight, I get the same annoying message (and you have to answer it otherwise you cannot proceed). Again I click, “No Thanks,” but the app doesn’t care. So I contacted support and they made me go through all these hoops and hurdles and (including a full reinstall of the app) and a week of email exchanges later, and they tell me, “There is no way to turn it off as your goal weight is right on the line of healthy. While we do feel it's very important to keep the message in the app to deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights, we do acknowledge that it's not relevant for a member like you who is still in the healthy range." In other words, they’re going to do nothing because you'd prefer to "deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights." So not only is this a poor reflection on how you treat a premium member like me, but also on how you treat your other members whom you choose to treat like children and tell them what's good for them and not let them decide for themselves by REPEATEDLY giving the same message and not stopping until they change their goal.
  • Almost useless for diabetics Nov 13, 2018

    By wanderingbark
    This health/fitness/diet app claims to be comprehensive, but has a huge gap in its user experience for diabetics. There is no way to input blood sugar readings in real time or to integrate readings from glucose monitors on here. Given how tied to diet and macro nutrients diabetes is, you would think this would've been a basic aspect of the app already - or an add-on that could pop up along with adding food or exercise. I've been a MyFitnessPal member for years and do appreciate the detail, massive database, and ability to input your own recipes you get for free. The meal time stamps it already offers with Premium would be really useful for tracking blood sugar, but nope, the only way to track that is manually adding a bunch of blood sugar categories, and then tracking them under progress, like it's your weight. This is useless when you have to do it 4 times a day or more at different times, and you can't look back at sugar levels as part of your diary (linked to your diet). Do the manufacturers just assume that people interested in fitness and diabetics are mutually exclusive populations? We need either a setting to add our readings with a timestamp, similar to foods, that then can be read as part of the diary; or integration with the most popular glucometer apps. This should be a basic feature, or at least Premium, for a so-called leading health app.
  • Terrible Customer Service and Glitchy App May 20, 2021

    By Ajmaestas95
    I’ve used my fitness pal for years, and I never had an issue until recently. Thankfully, I’ve also never had the misfortune of talking with any of their customer service representatives before these past few days. I’ve been unable to log into the app for quite a while now, which is extremely disheartening considering that I’ve been paying the exorbitant fees for premium access for quite a while now (off and on, of course). I tried requesting a password reset over 20 times, and I still have yet to receive any sort of email. Yes, my fitness pal, I’m sure that I’m putting the email in correctly, and yes I’ve checked my spam.🙄 So naturally, I submit a ticket. Here we welcome Frannie.🙂 After outlining the entire situation in my ticket, I get a generic mass-response type email outlining everything in the article which I’ve already read several times over. So I respond back telling her I still haven’t got a solution yet. To which she responds, “We have just sent you a password reset email. If you did not receive it, please let us know.” I wait a day, and still nothing. So I let her know twice, and, you guessed it, still nothing. Quite simply, I have no idea what to do now. I’m likely going to just have to request a refund for premium services seeing as how I can’t access the app on my phone or my computer. This is super frustrating and huge waste of time.
  • img Community
    Salt is the enemy when you have high blood pressure, and I have to be super careful. My ideal intake is 1500 mg and MyFitnessPal helped me see I was way over that. I started tracking 4 years ago. Now it helps me track my food every day to make sure I stay in a safe range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you’re trying to switch to a weight-loss diet and after 3 weeks you have no idea if you made progress, keeping close track of what you eat is a smart step. It’s easy to enter your meals whether you’re cooking at home or going out to eat and track your progress on any device.
    img by nancy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    You can't expect to be in shape to run 26.2 miles if you're consistently 1,000 calories over your daily goal. Get a fitness tracker to see your net nutrition intake each day with exercise stats included.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing 15 pounds in 1 month. You can track your net calorie intake and your weight loss and fitness progress to stay motivated to reach your goals.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a retired athlete, I struggled to eat right and exercise. Marriage and a new job made me too busy to exercise all the time or carefully plan meals. But MyFitnessPal counts my consumed and burned calories and helps me create a nutritional plan that suits my personal needs!
    img by Jeff
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want your team to reach peak performance, you’ll need your players to stay in tip-top shape. MyFitnessPal lets them keep track of their macros to ensure they reach their nutrition goals. There are also over 10 million recipes to help them build muscle and lose weight!
    img by Angela
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Do you track how much you eat everyday? And how many calories you consume? By setting goals, you can now control your daily intake. With over 5 million food items in the database, it's highly likely that you'll have the nutritional information of most items that you consume.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    One of the top 3 things you can do when training for a triathlon is to ensure you're putting the right fuel in your body. Count your macros and calories to make sure you get the most of your training.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Once you learn more about recognizing when fruits and vegetables are ripe, you can begin adding more of these these nutritious choices to your diet. This app can help you keep track of the exact amount of calories consumed so you can stay within the 1500 and 2000 daily calorie range.
    img by John
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Whether you want to lose weight or just keep track of your carb intake, this is the ideal app for you. My Fitness Pal has nutrition information on 100s of food items. It helps you track how many carbs you can eat each day in order to reach your goal weight. It also helps you track your exercise, water intake, daily calorie amount and more.
    img by Kim
    1 year ago
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  • Most important & Most used app of all Jul 8, 2021

    By flix4u2
    After a downloading and using the 30 day FREE TRIAL Premium subscription for 16 consecutive days, MyFitnessPal has become my most important & most used app out of all my apps; including many social media, finance, editing & streaming apps. MyFitnessPal is amazingly enabling and motivating me to radically improve my diet & fitness, which is crucial to me (and my doctor’s orders). I am a relatively fit young senior other than some typical senior issues and as I’ve just discovered from a physical, my cholesterol and triglycerides are too high. Also, I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass during the Covid lockdown - not being able to swim or go to the gym, but I’m now starting other forms of exercise and as I’m fully vaccinated, I’m going to rejoin a health club ASAP. All of these life changes are GR8ly supported by my new best friend (Pal). So GR8ful I discovered MyFitnessPal. ***Regardless of your age, weight, and/or goals, YOU NEED THIS APP! Considering it’s vast and deep database, search and calculation capabilities, and overall technology, I’m amazed there’s been no glitches or technical issues. It’s so far 100% flawless, and a blast to use… and well worth the expensive subscription price. Now that I know this app is so valuable to me, I’m going to opt for the yearly rate which is significantly less expensive than paying monthly; not even close. If they had a “lifetime subscription” available, I’d go for it in a heartbeat!
  • Great app for people serious about losing weight Sep 2, 2020

    By Mlazarx
    I started using this app seriously in mid-July. The database for foods is great and I up until recently just used the free version. During this time I lost 11 lbs. I set my profile to the lowest setting for activity and have my pedometer set to the app to add calories I get for walking. My goal is to just keep under the calories based on losing 1.5 LBS a week. My suggestion is record everything even if you go over (it will happen occasionally). But that’s ok because you can work harder the next day. I finally did buy the premium version mainly for the export feature. I am an analyst by trade so I like to put my results into graphs and do monitoring beyond the app’s capabilities. I will stress it is not needed to lose weight. If you don’t want to spend time looking at your different nutrients then I would not spend the money on it. If you do it could be worth it. I like how the app says you have a 67% chance of better success if you pay for the premium. They don’t tell you about the confounder. The reason that happens most likely is people who do buy the app in general are more serious about the long hall. This should not be viewed as a diet it needs to be viewed as a life change that you will do going forward. Once you reach your goal you then switch to maintenance so you keep your weight and don’t gain it back.
  • App Review Aug 4, 2019

    By SSJ Klahr
    A great service providing a platform for success on a human health quest. The My Fitness Pal application allows anyone to compile a detailed log of nutritional and fitness info into an easy to use, easy to interpret, easy to afford (free), and simple to navigate system. The breakdown of information into multiple charts and graphs is a phenomenal resource. The flexibility of being able to modify multiple facets of your goals such as macro nutrients, weight loss/gain per week, etc. is extremely intuitive and suitable for a wide range of fitness/nutritional goals. Nearly anyone can master this application within a reasonable timeframe of consistent effort and in turn become the master of their fitness/health destiny. My Fitness Pal has provided a great service and allowed for anyone with the desire to do so to achieve the best version of themselves possible. Also, after a long endeavor spanning months or years and reviewing your data in retrospect allows for a particular cognizance for what worked well and what did not. This, in turn, provides a chance to hone an adequate regimen into the ultimate program fine tuned to your personal goals. My Fitness pal provides an amenity that fosters a healthier and happier human race to those who utilize it. This application has earned a large following of motivated individuals for these reasons and stood the test of time. Go forth and conquer your goals with profound efficiency. -Klahr
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By joseph de gand
    This is a good app for those who want to get fit. The 'diary' part is quite tedious because you have to put in every meal, but it is worth it to track your intake of food. You can put in your goals and it calculates your necessary calories. You can also put in your exercise. Another feature is the guided workouts suggested for you. Over all a very helpful app.
  • Great App for someone with a disability Apr 30, 2018

    By Miles Of Fun
    I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy, and I am a recent heart transplant patient. I lost about 30 pounds before my transplant because I knew it would be a hard transition and it is important to give yourself and those helping you the best edge you possibly can. It’s also important to really educate yourself on nutrition and your body, I studied nutrition on my own did all the exercises I could, learned my body type and how I metabolize food. I also consult with my doctors and get blood work done so I know how to best tweak my diet to maximize my diet and health. Get some it’s always wise to consult with your doctors and even get a basic basic metabolic panel done to check your blood work. I recently gained a few pounds back from being on high doses of prednisone and others that made me super hangry like that already food loving person I am. As knowledgeable I am about nutrition I’m not a machine and this app keeps me accountable and allows me to make the most of my health habits. The key is to have a healthy balance and not obsess over losing weight and constantly over analyzing everything. It also helps me remember to hydrate. Don’t go crazy extreme, pace yourself and allow yourself to have many of the things you crave don’t over indulge make healthier versions of what you crave and eat smaller portions of the things you really want.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Annette Emanuel
    works for me, so easy to use and it has motivated me no end. Although my health and fitness has been disrupted by illness,in the last 2 years, I still use the app to manage reduced intake due to mobility issues. It keeps me aware of the need to keep my weight down. I link it to my Garmin so I can get credit for any activity I perform. I love the app, makes me conscious of what I eat..
  • Oct 13, 2021

    By Z S
    Easy to use, has loads of foods and their calories in the data base. Really easy to save set foods as a meal. Love the fact that one day I hit complete diary before I'd put in my lunch data so my calories were too low. A warning popped up to say I hadn't eaten enough, that it was dangerous and that it wouldn't use that days results in any of my stats so encouraging healthy eating. All of this available on the free version.
  • It made me realize Mar 13, 2018

    By klynnshira
    My New Years resolution was to get to a certain weight that would call for me to lose about 15 pounds. I already ate rather healthy during my meals, but I had a problem with snacking. I wasn’t at the point of sitting down and eating an entire family bag of chips in one setting. I would however eat a handful here and there, eat 4 Girl Scout cookies twice a day, and some of the candy my grandma loves to send me every and I mean every holiday. I couldn’t see how much that snacking affected me. My fitness pal has helped me keep track of my calories as I take them in and it has worked wonders! I have been successfully losing weight and it’s all because I can actually see a number to know how many calories I have left in my day when I go to grab the snack. Now don’t get me wrong I still snack some, but I’ll do one snack a day now or half of the amount of chips and half of the cookies instead of a large amount. Another thing that this app has helped me with is realizing how I feel after I eat. For example if I am not eating healthier foods I usually feel exhausted the next day. I didn’t realize it before but now that I have a food diary to look back on I can see what I ate compared to how I feel.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Lyndall H.
    This app makes it easy to keep a diary of your eating and drinking. Your cell phone reads the bar code on your food and logs it automatically. All you have to do is enter a food one time, the next time you want to login just check a box. Even if you don't want to lose weight, it is important to know if u r getting enough of important vitamins and controling factors such as fat, sodium potassium and more. It takes into consideration the exercise you log and allows more calories. I'm losing weigh!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Jay Gudger
    This is actually a unbelievably great app! You can easily scan barcodes for food and control serving size easily. Create custom meals and recipes and get nutrition info. Great for tracking macros. Connects with all my other fitness apps so I don't have to manually enter my workouts. I wish the calorie calculation could be changed. It's designed to show how many more calories you can eat in a day. I'd rather see how many I have left to burn for the day. Otherwise amazing app with great features!
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By Leslie Wilson
    I've used this app successfully since 2015. A few months ago, with the app open, an invisible audio started loudly for several seconds. No way to stop it. These ads still appear when I've got the app open. I hate this. I would change if I could but your app is best. You have enough ads that I can see, and accept this. Why frighten us withese these loud clips? Are you just trying to force us to pay for the upgrade?
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Richard Moneypenny
    It is a good app. Very informative. The barcode scanner alone is worth its weight in gold. The down side and only things keeping it from 5 stars is lack of work outs making you create your own, no pedometer, and the pay wall. If you want to make a subscription based product maybe add different resources. If this was an all in one kind of app, I could see the expensive pay wall.
  • Easy to use, wish focus was on health Apr 30, 2019

    By CamilleFromTexas
    This app is very easy to use to log the food you eat - what I mainly use it for, to stay balanced. It’s far more efficient than in 2010, when I first started using it. I spend maybe 5 minutes a day total logging my food intake. I like that it includes nutrition breakdowns so I can pinpoint when I’m lacking iron, or calcium, or etc in my overall diet. What I don’t like is that there is not much language change when you go from “loosing weight” or “gaining weight” settings to just maintain weight. Every day when I finish logging food and exercise, it says, “If every day were like today, you’d weight xxx pounds in 5 weeks!” I understand why this concept is useful in maintaining weight, but I suggest that it be done less often. Perhaps it could be a weekly recap, or a button you could push to check whether your habits will lead to incremental weight gain (much like you have to navigate to the nutrition breakdown when you want to see it). I know that on Easter Sunday, I ate richer foods and more of them than is healthy everyday; I don’t need that reminder just before bed. It steals some of my joy in the day and in the celebration I chose to indulge in that day. Maybe have something pop up that is encouraging every once and a while - like you hit your calcium goal this week! Or you logged exercise 5 days! Something that is focused on weekly, not daily, behavior. And something actually encouraging and NOT focused on weight!
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Plebe to Pro
    If you burn a lot of calories, and don't get to under 1k "available" the app says you can't save the day, and it will not track. Regardless of how many calories you ate. Example. Yesterday, I burned about 2800 on top of the 1500 allowed. I ate about 2400. I can't save as I "am starving myself". I worked hard, I ate what I wanted. Edit: working now?
  • Gross Pictures with Ads but extensive database Jun 29, 2020

    By AliHart1983
    I’ve been using this app for years. There are so many ads now which I understand. But some of them pop up on your feed right when you open the app and there are some really gross images. A lot of times I am eating when I enter my calories and the images for the weird ads are so gross it makes me stop eating and lose my appetite. There was one that came up for weeks that showed someone getting ear wax removed. Now I logged in and it shows a close up of someone removing some type of gross substance from the back of their throat. Why would you have these kinds of ads show up on the home page of a food log app? Also, if you sync with Fitbit it enters your workouts automatically but it also tracks your steps and gives you a calorie adjustment for that as well, which Is like double tracking. If you go for a run for example, it will sync the workout from fitbit and give you the calories for that, and then also add in your steps from the run and give you more calories which I don’t think is accurate. Other than that, no other food app compares as far as the extensive food database and the ease of being able to enter recipes, meals, etc. I also love the social functionality where friends can comment on your status. Of course they have to scroll through all the ads in the feed to find your updates, and overlook the gross images of earwax and other things.
  • Oct 14, 2021

    By Hollie Neufeld
    I like the comprehensive database, and the free version is still quite robust. I would like it better if all foods had the option to add servings in grams and ounces. I'm pretty sure that MyFitnessPal has collected enough info to be able to cross-reference and make this available. I also wish that it would track servings of fruits and vegetables as part of the nutritional breakdown.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Chantal Atwood
    I have used this app for over a year and it does what it says it will do... track nutrition intake. I would like there to be more fitness connections and the option to set my macros by grams as well as percentages, but that may be part of the premium version 🤷‍♀️. I like the recipe suggestions - haven't tried any yet... but it is a nice option. I haven't been too bothered by the ads so that is a plus.I will continue to use this as my nutrition tracker and promote its use.
  • Dietary Restriction Alerts & Polar Compatibility Oct 26, 2017

    By Casey Alin
    In my own, personal opinion, the features that would earn fifth star would be to expand compatibility toward Polar brand products and applications, and to allow users to enter in specific ingredient, calorie, macro/micronutrient restrictions to be alerted to in meals & recipes. It would be great to know if something I ate (or am logging because I'm about to eat) will conflict with a low FODMAP diet, or has more of a specific nutrient than I want at the time. I recall a previous version that would offer food tips ("this food is high in sodium", "this food is a great source of vitamin c", etc.) I haven't yet tried the paid version, and these could be included there, but I felt it worth mentioning. Overall, the app comes packed with so many intuitive, convenient features, I have succeeded in making journaling with it part of my daily dietary considerations. The terms and conditions of the challenges offered are abjectly terrifying, though, and ought to be more prominently featured before agreeing to them. Currently, the language you provide allows sponsoring companies the freedom to scour my phone for any notes I've taken to work on business projects of my own during my participation, and hamstrings me to do anything to defend my own privacy and trade secrets afterward if they take any action on them. Not cool.
  • One Small Feature Request Jun 4, 2020

    By DrScrub15
    I’ve tried experimenting with other apps that almost all have better UI, but always lack something big, like a smaller pool of food available in their database to scan barcodes for which I find to be the main reason I use this app. But one thing other apps tend to have that this one doesn’t would be for a recommended nutrition breakdown per meal, in addition to the already existing total goal for the day. This gives me an idea on how important each meal is and allows me to recognize what parts of the day I slack on my nutrition and push me to try and meet that goal. It sounds basic and obvious but having the numbers presented in front of me that I haven’t met my goal yet gives me the motivation to look around for more options to eat than I’d routinely do. It also gives me an idea of how close/far I am to reaching those goals throughout the day. Without this feature, I can slack on breakfast or lunch and end up thinking I got a somewhat good meal, I’ll just have to eat a little more on my next meal, then by the time I get about halfway through the day and see how many calories and other nutritional categories I still have to get, I think to myself there’s no way I can get that many in the next meal or two, and I end up settling well short of my goal.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Larry Lenza
    I have the free version, and it's good for tracking calories and carbohydrates, etc. It's very simple especially when you can just scan the food item and it inputs the information automatically. It took a little figuring out but not much. I don't really use all of the features, even the ones that come free. But I'm happy with the way it's working for me.
  • Disliked UI immediately Jan 9, 2021

    By tobik0
    Years ago, I used this app to drop some pounds and really liked its features. I’m at a point where I need to reassess my diet and thought this would be a good option to return to, but the moment I opened the app after re-downloading, I just felt like it wasn’t for me. Calorie counting apps are a dime a dozen now, and a lot of them have worked hard on providing an interface that’s both efficient (because who wants to work around a clunky app when it already takes lots of time out of your busy day to record meals?) and visually pleasing (weight and dieting can be an unpleasant subject, right?). MyFitnessPal was clunky from the moment it requested my vitals (difficult to scroll and go to the next input field), to the tutorial, to the constant pop ups demanding I consider upgrading to premium. I’ve barely used the app yet, why not leave me alone and try again when I’ve actually had time to experience it? There is no focus on calorie information on the home page, instead dedicating screen space to blog posts etc. that I don’t have the time or desire to read anyway. It’s difficult to find the wearable device/app integration options. The camera scanner is much slower than other apps I’ve used with the same technology. Overall there is no sleek design or cute graphics that would make the this app unique or pleasant to use regularly. I was just disappointed in how far this app has fallen behind, and you probably will feel the same.
  • A few small improvements Sep 30, 2021

    By Carlita shamika
    Update: 13-Nov-2020 I’m downgrading from 4 stars to 3 because yet again I had to turn off the calorie adjustment for my step tracker. I’ve done this at least 4 times in the last 6 months! I suppose I could disconnect the device from the app, but if you’re going to have the option to turn a setting on or off, it shouldn’t default back to the opposite every so often. Leave it how I set it, please. Original review: I would like to see a few small improvements. 1. Dark mode support so that when I log my waking pulse and temp in the food notes, the screen isn’t so bright to my dark-adapted eyes. 2. A larger left margin in the food notes so it’s easier to select text to copy and paste. 3. Sometimes editing food amount in the diary after copying from a prior day causes that item to be listed twice in the meal. 4. When I create a recipe and then log it, I can only select how many servings I have, rather than indicating if I’m having 1/2 cup or 80 grams, for example. So technically I have to determine if I’m having exactly 1/6 of a 6 serving recipe when I dish my food. I find this rather frustrating. 5. Very minor, but I almost always have to select the time twice for a meal. Pretty much every time I select the time and hit the check mark to select it, it doesn’t change in the diary. Usually once I select it the second time, it actually works. Sometimes I have to do it a third time.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Frau C.Kem.
    I love this app, used it for over a year. But the new layout with the quick add and barcode scan in the middle instead of tiny icons j the corner are really annoying. It is now actually more time consuming to add items, not less because I mostly type items not scam (not that much in my every day diet is new so its already logged). Before I would type and the first item would be there, click, done. Now I type and can't see the item because of these huge new icons. Not pleased at all..
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Özlem Güler
    The free version is a good basic app, but there are some features that I miss after using Calorie King for free. Fir some reason, most food searches yield results in ounces instead of grams, even though I set preferences to metric. Charging for recipes is a bit much, since they are free on the internet! I do like the app enough to keep it, however.
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Katherine
    The social feed in the app behaves quite strangely, often displaying 6 ads in a row instead of scattered throughout the posts. It seems to constantly refresh the ads, sending you back to the top of the feed every time and making it impossible to use. The rest of the app works as you would expect, and I still find MFP to be an effective tool for assisting weight loss. However, I wish that when I enter an exercise into my linked fitbit account that it would update on my MFP page too.
  • Great for tracking meals. Big bugs. Dec 25, 2020

    By RynoN96
    This app has been useful for tracking my meals over the last year but there are some issues. The app will read and write the *same* data from Apple Health, screwing up your weight in both apps. I always update my weight in Apple health but when you look at the data in the app it shows the source of the data and after every entry in Apple, there is an identical entry written by MFP. Sometimes this is a day after another entry and this especially screws up my data. Doesn’t seem there is an easy way to fix and has increasingly become a frustrating problem. The good features are the ability to see your data at a glance under the progress tab that is easy to get to and shows progress in weight, steps, and other body measurements. I have tried a few other apps that have a much nicer UI (like Senza) but while it looks great, the design is a bit more complicated to use. KetoDiet has much more relevant, diet-inclusive recipes than MFP but it probably would not be as useful to someone on a different diet. Overall this is the best app for most people that may be on any number of diets, as you are able to track macros and calories (even from many restaurants) quickly and add workouts. Those are the basics of most body management plans and this app does it best.
  • Inaccurate Percentages Jul 24, 2019

    By Briaxoxo
    I’ve used this app and other similar apps on and off throughout the years, and I’ve noticed little things that annoy me about them that always eventually makes me stop using them for a while. This time, it seems to be the calorie and macro percentages. Yesterday I was excited to see how much protein I got because I ate more than usual, and I’m normally low on protein, according to this app at least. When I checked the macros summary page it said only 14% of my macros yesterday were from protein, along with 33% from fat and 53% from carbs. What confused me was that it also said I got in 60g of protein yesterday and 61g of fat. So why were the percentages so far off? When I calculated it myself I got about 18% for both fat and protein and 64% for carbs. Maybe they calculate it in some special way I don’t know about and those percentages aren’t what I think they are, but I’m doubtful. And even if this was the case then that just means the app should be more clear. Also, this is more nit picky but on the nutrients page it said I got 61g of protein and 62g of fat. That probably just has more to do with the way it was rounded I guess, but shouldn’t it be the same way all throughout the app? And for those percentages I see no excuse. Makes me wonder what else on this app is inaccurate.
  • Technically a horrible app Jan 22, 2020

    By craycray.
    On principal, this app is great. The method of calorie counting is the only way I know how to lose weight and maintain it. My fitness pal makes that possible. But from a technical standpoint, it’s awful. It’s basic stuff. It freezes up all the time, or it’s slow at the very least. It’s search is kinda bad. When I search recent foods, it doesn’t seem to always remember them or it’s as if I have to type it in verbatim, all words and the brand in order. At the very least it should remember something I ate a few weeks ago. Seems like it doesn’t. There’s a lot of clutter in the database. For example I can do without other people’s recipes that say “1 serving,” How do I know how big a serving is? It’s interface is weird and pretty much outdated, it’s hard to find features. And yes, to be fair this is an app that I’m using every time I eat, so I’m holding it to high standards. But this is why it should be better. Counting calories is annoying, stupid, and it takes too long. I need something sooooo streamlined. I’ve been using it for years and I’m so tired of it. Seriously, exhausted. It’s known to be the most popular app for its purpose, so that’s why I use it. I’m doing research for a new one. We’ll see what I find. I might not beat it, I don’t know.
  • Amazing Concept. Atrocious Navigation Mar 30, 2018

    By IAmSam2012
    The idea behind this app is great. It is Do helpful for losing weight and building muscle, and monitoring your friends’ progress. But, the navigation is absolutely horrible. The app is sluggish, and it’s confusing to get around to different features in the app. Certain things like scanning an item’s barcode take WAY too many taps to get to the right spot. And I use the barcode feature a lot, but it’s annoyingly buried within several layers of pages. It and other features like the restaurant location tool are just buried way too deep. You should be able to get to them from the first page you open because I’m opening this app many times a day for only a few minutes to log something and it’s so annoying having to navigate through so many different pages to get to the features I use the most. Please redesign. It’s been exactly the same for years now. And get rid of some features. The developers are trying to do way too much with what should be a simple app. Or at least bury the less used features and make them harder to get to rather than the different food logging tools.
  • Not supportive for someone trying to gain weight Nov 20, 2019

    By Trying to write a review!
    I’m using the app to try to gain weight after several months of losing weight due to body shaming. This app helps me make sure I am getting enough calories, but its layout is not helpful for me to mentally deal with hitting my calorie goal: when I reach or exceed my goal, rather than telling me I did something that is making me healthy, the app turns the number of calories “remaining” from green to red, and the calorie bar graph also turns red—this enforces in my mind the idea that eating less is better, while eating enough is bad, and so encourages me to slip back towards anorexia, and I have to work really hard to mentally fight against those thoughts. Furthermore, nearly all the posts in the feed are about losing weight and eating less, which is not helpful because I need to do the exact opposite in order to become healthier. Seeing those posts make me feel pressure to lose weight, which is not a good thing for me to be feeling. I’m glad this app has an option to make gaining weight as your goal, but I really wish the layout of the app would support that goal.
  • Difficult to navigate Jun 14, 2021

    By Clineomine
    I consider myself very tech savvy and the user interface for this app is very confusing for me. My husband who also uses it is totally lost and I have to enter his data for him. What is confusing is searching for foods. Depending on which page you are on, the “scan barcode “ may be in a different place. When creating a meal or recipe, no confirmation a food was added and return back to add in the next food. Multi add should have the ability to scan too. It is also not intuitive to find your recent foods. When you put in a recipe, in order to actually cook the item, you have to edit the recipe to see the amount of ingredients to create it. The other disappointment is sharing meals, recipes, and foods with friends you have added. The ability to favorite individual items should be there that is used weekly or monthly, instead of having to scan the item again as the recent foods is not listed alphabetically. The developers suggested I create a Meal for each of my grocery items to find. I’ve done that, but again, my husband doesn’t have access to that, so if he eats something I bought, but I didn’t, he has to scan it too. This is not usable for couples or families that eat similar items but not the same. I’ve already paid for my premium. I’m not going to continue with my husband’s. $79 is way too expensive for the minimal features provided. Also, it doesn’t sync correctly with my Apple health and watch data. I’m constantly having to edit it.
  • Could be a LOT better Aug 14, 2020

    By AliciaHollywood
    I had this app for a long time, stopped using it for several years and came back to it and now you have to pay for a premium membership to use what was free before and it’s really glitchy! I thought somehow I was screwing up but I see now from other reviews that many others have my same issue. Foods in the diary keep randomly duplicating and sometimes adding to previous days’ diaries. I added in something for today’s morning and it added it to yesterday instead of today and another item was duplicated. The barcode scanner is very limited, doesn’t work on most nutritional items and for me the worst thing is that it doesn’t track nutrients except for like 4 basic ones. I’m much more interested in tracking nutrition than calories or exercise which I did manually for years easily in a notebook. When you go over 100g of vitamin C it lists it in red like you did something terribly wrong. It reprimands you if your goal weight is less than what they think you should be even though I was that weight for years, was perfectly healthy and my doctor never once said I was underweight. It reprimands you if you go under 1000 calories for the day which is ridiculous, how can you lose weight eating more than 1000 calories? I have the free trial of the premium now and already cancelled it to make sure I don’t forget (you still get the free month). The weight should be lost by then anyway.
  • Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note? Jul 25, 2018

    By Smileforliz
    I used to love this app and many of its features but I find it lacking after having my baby. Not only does the weight gain from my pregnancy look negative on the chart (well duh I made a child), but there are many of the features that make it seem like I’m lazy or not putting in the effort to stay healthy. The calorie intake is much less than what I should be eating because I’m breastfeeding but it turns negative when I include the snacks because it goes over the calorie goal. Not to mention that exercise is limited postpartum. I’m not asking for my fitness pal to keep track of my breastfeeding or anything like that (there are many other apps for that) but it would be nice if there was a note you could add or status change that one could add that encourages mamas who are recovering from labor. Not put us down for not being able to keep up with our diets and exercise habits pre-child. A little encouragement, especially around the 5th and 6th week postpartum would be beneficial since that is around the time when most moms can actually begin to work out and do light exercises. This app is really helpful because it helps me make sure I’m eating enough, especially since it’s hard to stay sane with a newborn and lack of sleep. I just wish it was more mama friendly because many fitness apps seem to completely forget that labor and recovery ain’t easy. 😥
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By Numbers don't Lie
    App tracks food and calories, but it never seems to be able to connect to the server when syncing steps. They say it's an issue with Samsung but it should directly pull information from connected apps. I see no reason why it should go through any external servers. At the very least, integrate a step counter in the app.
  • Security Risk Jun 10, 2020

    By SparksFly007
    This app is ok except that it keeps triggering my antivirus software. This is disappointing because I’ve been using it for over a year and like the added ability to scan the upc to track my calories. I am going to have to look for a different app. This is what the security pop-up warning says is the problem with this app: Malicious Sources/Malnets Sites that host or distribute malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of a malicious network (malnet) or the malware ecosystem. Malware is defined as software that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles malware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as malware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).
  • Lots of functionality, but not a very good app May 30, 2018

    By jonnydesigner
    This app is a good utility, but if they gave the UI and functionality a bit more polish here and there it could be great. Some things are just clumsy and/or glitchy which makes using it throughout the day kind of a pain. I’ll continue to use it, but as other similar apps arise I’ll definitely keep checking them out as there’s nothing really tying me to this one. Some examples: it repeatedly asks me to allow Apple Heath access even though it’s already got it (and is already using the data it gets from there). It reads my weight and then writes it back to Apple Health resulting in duplicate data points. I couldn’t get it to integrate reliably with UnderArmor’s (pretty terrible) other apps. It doesn’t make use of 3D Touch, which could make moving/peeking/editing items in my diary much faster. It’s got visual glitches along the top and bottom of the iPhone X screen. I turned on the negative calorie adjustment, but that was REALLY glitchy, sporadically giving me a negative calorie adjustment > 1000 before updating to < 100 a couple minutes later. Googling this shows the issue has been around for a very long time, but they haven’t addressed it. I’m paying for pro because they cripple the basic set of features so much, but at this point I definitely feel no loyalty to the app, and I wonder what they are doing with all that subscription money.
  • Oct 8, 2021

    By Great Space Coaster
    it's been helpful yet a bit annoying that almost every food I've entered has misinformation (total calories, sodium content, portion size, etc.). When entering recipes, often they can't be saved so I have to start all over again. Asking for RDA% of vitamins and nutrients instead of mg seems wrong-headed, being an internationally used app RDA%s are not even the same or listed for many countries. Also, if someone saves the incorrect portion size that can NOT be corrected by someone else.
  • Almost useless for diabetics Nov 13, 2018

    By wanderingbark
    This health/fitness/diet app claims to be comprehensive, but has a huge gap in its user experience for diabetics. There is no way to input blood sugar readings in real time or to integrate readings from glucose monitors on here. Given how tied to diet and macro nutrients diabetes is, you would think this would've been a basic aspect of the app already - or an add-on that could pop up along with adding food or exercise. I've been a MyFitnessPal member for years and do appreciate the detail, massive database, and ability to input your own recipes you get for free. The meal time stamps it already offers with Premium would be really useful for tracking blood sugar, but nope, the only way to track that is manually adding a bunch of blood sugar categories, and then tracking them under progress, like it's your weight. This is useless when you have to do it 4 times a day or more at different times, and you can't look back at sugar levels as part of your diary (linked to your diet). Do the manufacturers just assume that people interested in fitness and diabetics are mutually exclusive populations? We need either a setting to add our readings with a timestamp, similar to foods, that then can be read as part of the diary; or integration with the most popular glucometer apps. This should be a basic feature, or at least Premium, for a so-called leading health app.
  • Bugs seem to be getting worse rather than better Dec 12, 2019

    By Auserv
    I’ve used this app on and off for over 4 years, including paying for the premium features for a couple years now too. I’m constantly put off by the frequent crashes and glitches requiring me to repeatedly close and restart the app just to log food. Creating a recipe, which should be a basic feature, is near impossible thanks to awful interface problems. For example, when you try to scan a food to add it as an ingredient in a recipe, if the barcode isn’t recognized, it acts as though you had closed out of the recipe creating process entirely and everything you had added to that point is lost. And even when you manage to get the entire recipe added, it seems like a coin flip as to whether it will actually let you save and log it rather than erase everything and make you start over again. I have been patient with this app (clearly, to be paying for it still after years of this stuff!) but not only have these bugs not improved in the time I’ve been using it, they seem to have gotten worse. After just sitting here and spending 20 minutes trying to add a simple recipe with nothing to show for it, I am finally done with this app, just canceled my subscription and I’m going to see what else is out there.
  • Not User Friendly Aug 14, 2018

    By Akakat76
    I want to use this app because I can link it with the Walgreens app and get bonus rewards for my healthy activity. The problem is that I don’t like it very much because it’s not user friendly. I don’t like having to add each exercise I do along with the number of sets and reps and approximate number of calories burned (which I don’t even know and would have to look up). Also, adding recipes is a lot of extra work too because you have to add each ingredient and then match it up. I would like to have access to an extensive library of different kinds of exercises (calisthenics, yoga, dancing, etc) with the approximate number of calories burned for the amount of time I do them. Similarly, I would like to be able to look up and ingredient for a recipe select the amount used and then have the amount of calories for the ingredient factored in to my recipe and the amount per serving. I also don’t like the list look of the app; it’s not very interesting. I would like to have buttons for each meal, for adding exercises, weight, and water consumption. For now, I’m going to go back to using My Plate by Live Strong; I can’t add recipes but it’s easier and more interesting to use.
  • Good app, if you don’t mind being treated like a child Aug 29, 2021

    By warsenis
    I am a paying premium member (not for long). Whenever I entered my weight, I kept getting this message asking if I’d like to change my goal weight to match the recommended range. I click on the “No Thanks” button and that should be that, but it isn’t. The next day when I enter my weight, I get the same annoying message (and you have to answer it otherwise you cannot proceed). Again I click, “No Thanks,” but the app doesn’t care. So I contacted support and they made me go through all these hoops and hurdles and (including a full reinstall of the app) and a week of email exchanges later, and they tell me, “There is no way to turn it off as your goal weight is right on the line of healthy. While we do feel it's very important to keep the message in the app to deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights, we do acknowledge that it's not relevant for a member like you who is still in the healthy range." In other words, they’re going to do nothing because you'd prefer to "deter users who may be attempting to reach dangerously low goal weights." So not only is this a poor reflection on how you treat a premium member like me, but also on how you treat your other members whom you choose to treat like children and tell them what's good for them and not let them decide for themselves by REPEATEDLY giving the same message and not stopping until they change their goal.
  • Terrible Customer Service and Glitchy App May 20, 2021

    By Ajmaestas95
    I’ve used my fitness pal for years, and I never had an issue until recently. Thankfully, I’ve also never had the misfortune of talking with any of their customer service representatives before these past few days. I’ve been unable to log into the app for quite a while now, which is extremely disheartening considering that I’ve been paying the exorbitant fees for premium access for quite a while now (off and on, of course). I tried requesting a password reset over 20 times, and I still have yet to receive any sort of email. Yes, my fitness pal, I’m sure that I’m putting the email in correctly, and yes I’ve checked my spam.🙄 So naturally, I submit a ticket. Here we welcome Frannie.🙂 After outlining the entire situation in my ticket, I get a generic mass-response type email outlining everything in the article which I’ve already read several times over. So I respond back telling her I still haven’t got a solution yet. To which she responds, “We have just sent you a password reset email. If you did not receive it, please let us know.” I wait a day, and still nothing. So I let her know twice, and, you guessed it, still nothing. Quite simply, I have no idea what to do now. I’m likely going to just have to request a refund for premium services seeing as how I can’t access the app on my phone or my computer. This is super frustrating and huge waste of time.
  • Glitchy and non responsive May 19, 2020

    By mahstars
    I am not usual one to write reviews however the issues I found with this app was beyond what one should expect and I have just downloaded and can’t use it. Therefore, I felt compelled to write in hopes that someone will read and fix these issues. As mentioned, I had just downloaded the app and wanting to check it out before paying for the premium service. First, it denied me signing up 3x before I was final accepted my information to open up the app. Then as I went to put in my exercise for the day it gave no options for cardio and strength based workouts ( ie: HIIT, interval, circuit etc) and when I clicked on the “routines” option it just keep spinning the load circle bringing nothing up. Adding single food items was fine but when input ingredients to “create a recipe” it gave me an error pop up and told me to retry. Meaning I would ya e to input all the Ingredients I had just done again. I did this 3x again to no avail. Then lastly it asked for me to verify my email account that was connect via an email sent. I had done so hours before but was asked to do it again. So I requested another verification be sent. Over an hour later still have not received the email. This app is extremely disappointing and there are many others out there and I have deleted this app and will find one that actually works.
  • The UX is awful Jan 29, 2019

    By davmey
    Adding meals is such a mystery, you can tell that they try to reuse screens as much as possible, making the performance of adding a meal and adding a food confusing because they look exactly the same. But that’s not the worst part - the part that made me stop what I was doing to come directly to the App Store and leave a pissy review. The fact that I have to manually save my progress when creating a meal, like its 1995, is so stupid and counter intuitive to modern apps that it must have been a conscious decision. How ludicrous! I have lost 10 minutes of work logging meals 3 times since purchasing my membership two days ago. The identical screens make it so easy to push the back button one too many times and complete lose all of the foods I’ve logged in a meal. It doesn’t try to prevent you from doing it either - so bad! Here’s what should happen, every change I make should automatically be saved. If I want to change something later I can do so easily. I can’t, however, recall 10 minutes worth of food logging with the same amount of ease. Seriously, I regret buying my membership simply because of how this app functions when it comes to logging food. The database is pointless if I can so easily delete work by mistake, with no way of recovery.
  • CALORIE COUNTING IS UNHEALTHY! May 6, 2019

    By 🌚Kitty
    calorie counting can damage how you see food and can lead to an eating disorder! i used to use this app all the time, and i can assure everyone reading this that it doesn’t matter if you’re eating “too much” - it matters WHAT you’re eating. 1000 calories worth of healthy food is NOT the same as 1000 calories as junk food but you would never know that using this app. You could be eating 1000 calories of junk food and still feel like you’re eating right because you’re eating the calories “you’re allowed to eat” This app makes you feel guilty for eating even if you’re eating healthy. there’s no reason you should be hungry and have to check your phone to see if you’re allowed to eat. There’s no reason you should go to bed hungry because this app tells you to. Do not download this app - you should not be obsessed with everything revolving around food and weight. it can lead to so many problems especially if you’re insecure or just more prone to it. i’ve been obsessed with how i eat because of how much i used to revolve my life around this app and sometimes i still catch myself counting calories! if you really want to lose weight, stay active and eat healthy(but it is also always okay to indulge in yourself sometimes)
  • Premium subscription is a scam Jun 5, 2019

    By Spartanclass
    I absolutely love this app and have used it for years without issue to track macronutrients and plan food intake. Recently my training routine changed where I would need to have different caloric intakes on different days of the week. So I decided to purchase a one-month subscription to the premium service to see if it added convenience. This is where I lost all respect for MyFitnessPal. Now that I have “premium”, the app refuses to sync to the website. It will say “failed to sync data saved locally” each and every time. When copying over meals from the previous day, it will copy the meal 8-12 times. When I then go to delete these extra entries, the website crashes and shows an error screen. What used to be a great app/website has overnight turned into a nightmare. I have since created an alternate free account that syncs without issue and copies over meals as before, except now I have to rebuild my food library from scratch. So therefore the only issue is the paid subscription. This is crap, MyFitnessPal! Does any of this sound like a “premium” experience to you? I’ll just go back to manually changing my calorie goal every day as before. Thanks for the headache and the wasted $10.
  • Premium Subscription Jun 7, 2018

    By Reluctant Reviewer 😏
    I understand two things with the nature of free trials and subscriptions. If you forget about them they over charge and do it without notification. This is the first app review I’ve ever done, not only because I was charged for a YEAR subscription after one month of trial (They could have just charged me 9.99 for another month instead of taking the last bit of money I’d had available for kids shoes). Listen, I understand that I should have set a reminder and cancelled my subscription like an adult, but sometimes things get busy and we forget. Thus, me trying to contact a human via phone or email (not picky here...just a human). I tried thrice to email and was refused the privilege of sending it because the app rerouted me to learning how to cancel my account. Trust me...I already did that. I just wanted to see if I could contact a human to explain the frustration, and yet I’m now reduced to having to send a negative review in a public forum - and kind of hate myself for it, but if you can’t even let me email you...? 😏 ...and the interface in-app is pretty much the most basic and lacking even the SMALLEST amount of visual enjoyment. So there’s that.
  • Security breach!! Dec 9, 2019

    By Flyby777
    This company has had security breaches but I found out from other sources. They force me to accept giving them location and I get a pop up from Apple letting me know they're stalking me. I have "never" set up in my settings so listen to Apple. They'll let you know that this app is following you everywhere so they can send ads. It's important you not give this company any personal information because they were BREACHED and I had to find this out FROM MY BANK!! Since the breach, I'm getting hundreds of porn emails and spam. BEWARE! YOU'RE BEING FOLLOWED and if you have had an account with them for awhile, your email and all your weight, foods and other personal info are on the dark net. Your weight is on the dark net and you'll get porn related to your weight. It's seriously disgusting what they've allowed to happen and all they needed too do is tell us they'd been hacked. Why wouldn't the developers tell people this yet and more importantly, WHY was our information left unsecured?? When people at a company take our personal info, we should have a reasonable expectation of security. Not these developers but will they tell you??? Nope!!
  • This WAS a good app Jun 28, 2018

    By Noucamp13
    I have been using this App for years. At the beginning it helped me through my weight-loss journey, and it was fantastic. I attributed my success, in part, to this app. Since then it has helped me maintain a healthy weight, and improve my macros intake in order to get a balanced diet and achieve better results from my training. Then Under Armour bought the app. This is when it went downhill. Since that time, every new update is worse than the previous one. It has come to the point that the app quits abruptly, takes the longest time to add foods, wrongly calculates your calories consumed/remaining (or takes a long time to update them after inputting foods), and worst of all, it drains my phone’s battery like crazy. I used the app for 35 sec, which only gave me time to input 2 items, and battery went from 82% to 76%. As soon as I closed the app the battery drain stopped (I have downloaded videos and articles over the past 20 min and my battery is at 72%). I am saddened, to say the least, that such a great app has turned to be a piece of junk. It became part of my routine and now it is unusable. Time to move on, I guess.

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