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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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    2 years 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
    2 years ago
  • Jul 2, 2022

    By Nikki Peoples
    All of these updates and still no way to change foods. There are certain foods I don't eat, so when I search for them on MFP - and they contain said ingredients in them - it literally becomes a guessing game as to how many calories/macros in ingesting. I've been a user for years, and equally frustrated for that same amount of time. I do not think it's necessary to have to pay for a subscription to have this function available.
  • Great app but could use more user control of selecting or defining serving sizes Apr 24, 2022

    By georg-o
    I really like this app. I use it for calorie counting. It links to Garmin Connect for integrating exercise calories into the overall balance for the day. You can scan barcodes for food items for easier logging. You can select items from your history of previous entries (great for frequently eaten foods). You can text search for foods, which accesses an enormous list of prior entries that I assume have been entered or scanned by other users. So why only four stars? My only peeve with the program is that it doesn’t seem to let users edit the serving size for many items, beyond being able to select from a too often extremely limited and sometimes arbitrary mix of imperial/metric/liquid/solid measures. The options presented vary widely from item to item, with little apparent logic. The best solution I have is to try to find items that use 1g as a serving size and then list the number of grams for that day’s serving as the number of servings for that entry. Since I’m using a food scale, that works for me. Seems a better solution would be to allow users to edit any food item to select from a full complement of serving sizes (or to just directly enter the desired serving size using the keyboard). Or just provide 1g as a choice in all cases (or at least all solid cases). In any case, I love and recommend the app, with the measurement detail being my only pet peeve.
  • Jun 30, 2022

    By Ryan Bishop
    The app itself has been very helpful for me this year starting my weightloss journey. However the layout redesign from a few weeks ago is very unappealing to me. I dont feel like it's as user friendly/easy to navigate as it used to be. I will continue to use it but I wouldn't mind seeing a more streamlined layout. Especially navigating the weight progression. I do like the ability to add multiple foods at a time for meals.
  • 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
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Alyssa stonestreet
    I've been using the app for years, it's a very useful tool. I was excited when I saw that they were updating the dashboard. Overall, it seems ok. I was bummed to see that there is no shortcut to add water. The older app had a widget that I used all the time, it was great to quickly add things. It had an "add water" button making it really convenient. The new widget has no such thing, I searched everywhere for it in settings. I contacted tech support to ask directly & haven't heard anything.
  • 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.
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Leo Dave
    Typically a rather reliable tool, even for the free version. Been using it for 390 days in a row and it is easy to use. Only thing is that the last update keeps messing with my food logs. When I delete a food and replace it with something else, the old food would keep popping up in my log as if I ate it. This has been making calorie counting a bit tedious because I have to keep double checking to make sure removed foods don't keep popping back on my food log when I close the app and reopen it.
  • 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.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By nobody special
    Edit: Works lovely. I think I had weird internet issues in combination with my trial period ending. I love this app and would highly recommend it. Does everything you would want it to as far as tracking macronutrients etc. :) Original:It used to work great but now it force closes every time. I uninstall, reinstall, log my data, but as soon as I close the app and try to use it again,it force closes. I can't open it. I have to repeat the steps above to log anything. As is, it's unusable
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Terry Reed
    My original review was a 5 Star as this App helped me drop 35 pounds. Recently the App has become awful. They have made a good deal of great improvements. At the same time, if you do exercise, it subtracts the exercise from your available calories. Example: You have 1000 calories available, you exercise for 100 plus, yet your available calories drop to 900. I tried to contact customer service, but once you fill out your request, it sends you directly to a QA type situation. It's a nightmare.
  • 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.
  • Jun 17, 2022

    By Jacy I
    UPDATE: Taking review from two stars down to one after using for a week. IT'S AWFUL and VERY TEDIOUS. *** They recently removed a core function that I used several times a day (multi-add), so it now takes me 2-3 time longer to track meals. It's annoying and frustrating, but I've stuck with MFP because they have a great food library and it's too much work to find a new app after 2 years here. If you track your food when you eat it it's not bad. If you track after the fact, it's annoying.
  • 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.
  • 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. 😥
  • Not quite there Nov 19, 2021

    By mc.gitflow
    I just tried this app after reading about it in a review for a different calorie tracking app, one I will continue to use instead of this. I created my account and went to enter my first meal, which includes 12g of sugar free Metamucil. I weigh all my food to make this easier. After scanning the barcode and pulling up the item, I see that I am unable to enter portion by gram. This is odd as the food label lists grams in a serving, so I check other Metamucil items in the database to see if that option is present. It is not. So I enter the tsp equivalent. Apparently “2 tsp(s)” is 30 calories, while “2 tsp” is 40... ok well 30 is the correct amount, however the app then shows incorrect carbs and fiber. To enter a generic banana by weight, I had to set serving size to 1 g and then enter 137.4 servings. As a developer that has also done a fair amount of quality assurance testing, if a simple method for entering portion by weight is available in this app, then I can confidently say the user interface in anything but intuitive. If the feature doesn’t exist, then it is hard to take this app seriously. A food scale allows an app like this to be much more accurate. I will stick to the app I’m already using, where I enter almost every item by weight, and the results match the label. Metamucil is not an obscure item. I should be able to scan a barcode and enter “11.6 grams”.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By Paul S
    The last several UI changes make the Android app less and less efficient. My current unbroken streak exceeds 1500 days straight, and I'm getting near my end because it takes longer to record food than it used to. I find I'm using the web version more because the Android app is on a slide. Recording food is increasingly a chore and no longer straightforward. I have one small feature request for the web version that would let me uninstall the android one and I'd be happy.
  • 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).
  • 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    2 years 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
    2 years ago
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  • 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
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By nobody special
    Edit: Works lovely. I think I had weird internet issues in combination with my trial period ending. I love this app and would highly recommend it. Does everything you would want it to as far as tracking macronutrients etc. :) Original:It used to work great but now it force closes every time. I uninstall, reinstall, log my data, but as soon as I close the app and try to use it again,it force closes. I can't open it. I have to repeat the steps above to log anything. As is, it's unusable
  • 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.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By Tom Ruopp
    The app has great functionality. Everything you need to track your progress and reach your goals. What most impresses me though is the customer service. Just yesterday on 30Jun2022, the app started to crash upon opening. Emailed customer service, they replied quickly and thoroughly, and the bug was fixed later that day. Incredible.
  • This app changed my life Oct 6, 2021

    By MrOBrian
    I’ve actually struggled to gain weight my whole life. It’s been a source of depression and I was bullied, including as an adult, due to my weight. Then came this app. I plugged in the details it asked for and have been diligently logging everything I eat. It turns out that some days I just hadn’t been eating enough because I’d get so busy that I’d skip a meal or just have a snack instead. I also started exercising regularly. Between those two things, I am now at a normal weight and am in the best shape of my life… in my 40s! I finally feel comfortable enough to wear shorts in public, which something I haven’t done in a very long time. Whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or just keep track of your calories, protein, carbs, fat, etc., get this app! It’s easy to use and becomes a normal part of your day. I’m approaching 500 days in a row that I’ve logged my food. Plus, I have a great graph that shows my weight change over time. I learned, though, that with any diet or exercise related change, you gotta stick with it. I thought I had a handle on things and stopped using the app for a while (this was a couple years ago) and I ended up losing most of the weight I tried so hard to gain.
  • 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.
  • Jun 23, 2022

    By Mindy Batie
    I've been logging for over 2700 days. Good or not so good I can see how I am doing. My favorite app for keeping track of everything in one place. I love being able to add recipes and having such a wide variety of restaurants and resources. A lot of my foods are falling out of my history if nnot used in 90 days - somet like this. Used to keep all foods once I entered them so that's a bummer. I don't eat cheat food on a regular basis & now they are gone quickly & I have to find them again.
  • Such a valuable app, and I mean even the free version Aug 21, 2020

    By MamaChile
    I love this app. It is a little tedious to have to track all my food, but it has been so worth it. The app is easy to use. Takes a minute to get to know how everything works and all the possibilities, but really quite simple to use. I have now used it for several years, on and off. This time around, I have found it makes me so much more conscious of the snacking I have been justifying. I now realize just how many extra calories those stupid little snacks, and the little bit of soda, or the mini-chocolates actually contribute to my daily intake. Way more calories than they are worth in nutrition. Accordingly, I have REDUCED my decadent indulgences, and am already losing weight! Those marketing masters, making mini-chocolates so you think, “It’s just little. It can be many calories!” The problem is those mini’s are just as addicting as the full-sized candy bars. So...I can’t just eat one. This app has put the truth in my face. It is now up to me to decide whether those indulgences are worth spending that many calories on. I am getting stronger and stronger! Thanks, Under Armour, for making such great apps for health.
  • Life changing if taken seriously Jun 5, 2019

    By Bored in Midland
    I started using this app right at the apex of my weight gain during college. I didn’t participate in high school athletics and had virtually zero knowledge of anything nutritionally beyond, “ There’s a place that shoots out 5 dollar burgers.”. I think it’s most important to look at the composition of macronutrients in a few days worth of your particular diet, not necessarily using this as a “calorie counter”. It’s very hard to ignore some of the numbers that will pop out at you if you are diligent and truthful with yourself. It helps to motivate you in a different direction. Even though everything has nutritional information labeled as a requirement, it’s easy ignore until you start to realize that if Item A has 32g of fat and %4000 percent of my daily sodium intake... and that’s my daily between breakfast and lunch... It could totally swing a large portion of my diet by just omitting that one item. In the past I’ve used this whenever I’ve switched large portions of my dietary ideology. Regardless of if you maintain 100% accuracy after month 3 or 4, I guarantee you will at the very least have a number of eye opening moments if you’ve never scrutinized the make up of your diet.
  • Great App to kickstart your healthy journey! Jun 1, 2022

    By Alliekat04
    I’ve been using this app for little over a year now. If you are wanting to start your journey into getting healthy but feel overwhelmed with the idea of meal tracking I’d highly suggest this app! The fact that you can just scan the barcode and then input the serving size you actually use makes it so easy! Plus you get to create your own meals and recipes so they are one click away when you eat them. You also don’t need the fret over calculating the tracking info when you eat out, they already have that listed for most major restaurants. The only issue I’ve had in the past two weeks or so is the app struggling to record data from my other fitness apps. It’s not been calculating my exercise from the iOS app. I’ve noticed this has been an issue since the most recent update when they changed the setup of the dashboard. Yes I have tried all the recommended steps, reupload all my apps and everything. Make sure it has permission to use the data, etc. Hopefully it’s just a simple bug that can be fixed. I miss having all my healthy data together in one location.
  • Great app but could use more user control of selecting or defining serving sizes Apr 24, 2022

    By georg-o
    I really like this app. I use it for calorie counting. It links to Garmin Connect for integrating exercise calories into the overall balance for the day. You can scan barcodes for food items for easier logging. You can select items from your history of previous entries (great for frequently eaten foods). You can text search for foods, which accesses an enormous list of prior entries that I assume have been entered or scanned by other users. So why only four stars? My only peeve with the program is that it doesn’t seem to let users edit the serving size for many items, beyond being able to select from a too often extremely limited and sometimes arbitrary mix of imperial/metric/liquid/solid measures. The options presented vary widely from item to item, with little apparent logic. The best solution I have is to try to find items that use 1g as a serving size and then list the number of grams for that day’s serving as the number of servings for that entry. Since I’m using a food scale, that works for me. Seems a better solution would be to allow users to edit any food item to select from a full complement of serving sizes (or to just directly enter the desired serving size using the keyboard). Or just provide 1g as a choice in all cases (or at least all solid cases). In any case, I love and recommend the app, with the measurement detail being my only pet peeve.
  • 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.
  • Jun 19, 2022

    By Aderpable o.O
    I enjoy this app a lot... Only thing I would add is the ability to change recipes after I put them in my log. I sometimes forget to add something and am unable to change to recipes name or ingredients. I also can't delete recipes which can be a bit annoying. But other than that it has helped me tremendously with eating and exercise habits.
  • It works Mar 29, 2021

    By appstorereviewwriter
    CICO (calories in calories out) works. Even if you’re not planning on changing your eating habits, it helps to just track what you’re eating with MFP. There’s a whole world of nutrition and forums, videos, websites, cook books and apps dedicated to this type of thing. You can get into it all by starting with a calorie counting app like this one. I don’t use any of MFP’s features except for the calorie tracking ones. I do use the “recipe” feature a lot as it lets me portion out big batches appropriately. For example, earlier today I knew to portion a beef stew I made into 11 servings so they’d be at 538 calories each. How would you get that kind of insight without carefully tracking he ingredients of a recipe? You wouldn’t. My one complaint is that I’ve had the recipe app crash MULTIPLE times while I’m in the middle of cooking. Obviously this is a pain because I can’t just remember the itemized list of ingredients in painstakingly measured grams. My workaround is to save every few additions so I don’t lose too much if it crashes. And it shouldn’t be crashing, I’m using MFP on an iPhone 12 Pro. If it’s going to be an ideal user experience anywhere, it should be on this. Can’t imagine how much worse it is on inferior hardware. Get your $;&@/ together MFP devs, figure out how to not let your app crash and lose data.
  • 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.
  • Jun 24, 2022

    By Emma Shearer
    I really wish when you pick a walking plan that if you cannot make the walking step go for the day that you could click a button that would say not complete. It only allows you to check it off as if you completed the task. But if it's raining or or you're sick and you can't complete the task there needs to be a way to say not complete.. Other than Is that the app is awesome
  • Jul 2, 2022

    By Meghan Sennett
    App is overall great; easy to find foods /scan labels. I wish that the database could be modified so there wasn't as many variations of one item. 7/1/22 an update no longer allows for the free version to include the macronutrient breakdown by meal. Incredibly disappointing! As I use this daily and so does a circle of friends of mine. To upgrade the subscription it's $79/year yet competitors offer the equalivent membership for $29/year, unfortunately MFP has lost me as a customer due to price.
  • Jun 24, 2022

    By Adam Garcia
    The app layout and functionality is fantastic, but there is a major bug that doesn't allow you to sync or even manually input your steps taken. There is an option to add the steps manually but when you click on it, it just shows a blank page. Hopefully they can fix this and I would gladly update my rating
  • 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.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By AJ Perry
    Been using this app daily for probably 6 plus years. Its been great, but they couldnt leave it alone. Its already going down hill with the last update. At $50 something dollars a year, leave it alone. Now along with a change in functionality and feel (which sucks for those of us long term users, and it went from the look and feel of a professional app to an app that feels like it was a free app beta version for kids), it stopped working completely tonight. You had perfection.. bring it back
  • Jul 2, 2022

    By Nikki Peoples
    All of these updates and still no way to change foods. There are certain foods I don't eat, so when I search for them on MFP - and they contain said ingredients in them - it literally becomes a guessing game as to how many calories/macros in ingesting. I've been a user for years, and equally frustrated for that same amount of time. I do not think it's necessary to have to pay for a subscription to have this function available.
  • Jun 30, 2022

    By Ryan Bishop
    The app itself has been very helpful for me this year starting my weightloss journey. However the layout redesign from a few weeks ago is very unappealing to me. I dont feel like it's as user friendly/easy to navigate as it used to be. I will continue to use it but I wouldn't mind seeing a more streamlined layout. Especially navigating the weight progression. I do like the ability to add multiple foods at a time for meals.
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Alyssa stonestreet
    I've been using the app for years, it's a very useful tool. I was excited when I saw that they were updating the dashboard. Overall, it seems ok. I was bummed to see that there is no shortcut to add water. The older app had a widget that I used all the time, it was great to quickly add things. It had an "add water" button making it really convenient. The new widget has no such thing, I searched everywhere for it in settings. I contacted tech support to ask directly & haven't heard anything.
  • 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.
  • Jun 18, 2022

    By Leo Dave
    Typically a rather reliable tool, even for the free version. Been using it for 390 days in a row and it is easy to use. Only thing is that the last update keeps messing with my food logs. When I delete a food and replace it with something else, the old food would keep popping up in my log as if I ate it. This has been making calorie counting a bit tedious because I have to keep double checking to make sure removed foods don't keep popping back on my food log when I close the app and reopen it.
  • Jun 24, 2022

    By Jean Walker
    Where did the smaller widget go all of a sudden?? It literally just vanished today. I think it was 1x3 (or 3x1, whatever, it was short and horizontal), and it was perfect! Now the only widgets available are massive 4x2 and take up way too much space on my desktop. Please bring back better, smaller widget options, not just the two giant options currently available.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By A Google user
    7/1/2022 update: the update is clumsybto use and it's always an extra tap or two to return to the diary after entering food vs being returned to the dashboard. Flashy looks do not trump extra "taps". And today, it won't even start up... Ugh! Tomorrow, it'll lose another star if it fails to start again. The Windows® PC version is also miles behind the app in ease of use.
  • 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.
  • Jun 14, 2022

    By Rob A
    Not a fan of this recent update on the Android app. The blue bar at the bottom needs to be shrunken a bit, and now there's no way to see the breakdown of your meals when you turn the phone sideways. Hope this gets resolved. Have the developers did any testing before pushing this update out? When sideways the ad takes up a third of the screen. I like the app so much better before the update.
  • Jun 15, 2022

    By Carol Kirksey Campbell
    I like the app and website well enough, been using them off and on over the last ten years. I just miss some of the old features like auto-sharing updates on social media (fb and Twitter), and now the Android app widget seems to not be working/available anymore. It was fine a few days ago, and now it's gone. 🥺 Hoping they bring it back soon.
  • 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. 😥
  • Not quite there Nov 19, 2021

    By mc.gitflow
    I just tried this app after reading about it in a review for a different calorie tracking app, one I will continue to use instead of this. I created my account and went to enter my first meal, which includes 12g of sugar free Metamucil. I weigh all my food to make this easier. After scanning the barcode and pulling up the item, I see that I am unable to enter portion by gram. This is odd as the food label lists grams in a serving, so I check other Metamucil items in the database to see if that option is present. It is not. So I enter the tsp equivalent. Apparently “2 tsp(s)” is 30 calories, while “2 tsp” is 40... ok well 30 is the correct amount, however the app then shows incorrect carbs and fiber. To enter a generic banana by weight, I had to set serving size to 1 g and then enter 137.4 servings. As a developer that has also done a fair amount of quality assurance testing, if a simple method for entering portion by weight is available in this app, then I can confidently say the user interface in anything but intuitive. If the feature doesn’t exist, then it is hard to take this app seriously. A food scale allows an app like this to be much more accurate. I will stick to the app I’m already using, where I enter almost every item by weight, and the results match the label. Metamucil is not an obscure item. I should be able to scan a barcode and enter “11.6 grams”.
  • Jul 1, 2022

    By Paul S
    The last several UI changes make the Android app less and less efficient. My current unbroken streak exceeds 1500 days straight, and I'm getting near my end because it takes longer to record food than it used to. I find I'm using the web version more because the Android app is on a slide. Recording food is increasingly a chore and no longer straightforward. I have one small feature request for the web version that would let me uninstall the android one and I'd be happy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jun 25, 2022

    By Terry Reed
    My original review was a 5 Star as this App helped me drop 35 pounds. Recently the App has become awful. They have made a good deal of great improvements. At the same time, if you do exercise, it subtracts the exercise from your available calories. Example: You have 1000 calories available, you exercise for 100 plus, yet your available calories drop to 900. I tried to contact customer service, but once you fill out your request, it sends you directly to a QA type situation. It's a nightmare.
  • Jun 17, 2022

    By Jacy I
    UPDATE: Taking review from two stars down to one after using for a week. IT'S AWFUL and VERY TEDIOUS. *** They recently removed a core function that I used several times a day (multi-add), so it now takes me 2-3 time longer to track meals. It's annoying and frustrating, but I've stuck with MFP because they have a great food library and it's too much work to find a new app after 2 years here. If you track your food when you eat it it's not bad. If you track after the fact, it's annoying.
  • 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.
  • Update and dashboard are extremely inefficient Jun 11, 2022

    By givemeefficiency
    Please make the dashboard go away and revert to the previous screen set up upon opening the app. You are wasting space and making the app inefficient and inconvenient. Everything that I want to use the app for should be immediately clickable as soon as I open it. I now have to scroll down to enter my weight because you want to display the entirely overused phrase “what’s cooking good looking?” on the top of the screen. Absolutely ridiculous. This serves zero purpose, takes away the functionality of the app, and causes the menu along the bottom of the screen to now be in the way, since so much space at the top is being taken up by that useless phrase in huge font!! It also adds another useless menu option to the menu across the bottom of the screen “dashboard”. We don’t need dashboard and newsfeed. At least add the option to enter weight on that menu instead of the menu’s current selections. Please give me access to my diary, immediately entering a food, and immediately entering my weight effortlessly upon opening the app with one click and no scrolling. We are here to efficiently use the features of the app, not for some feeble attempt at being funny that decreases the app’s use. What’s about to be cooking is my premium subscription if these features don’t go back to being easy and convenient.
  • 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.
  • Very Handy Tool May 30, 2022

    By Hazeldad
    Previously, I had a four star review for this app, but the redesign is a fail. I hate it. I won’t go to the details, but I just don’t find it as functional as it used to be. My old review is below; however, I will be using the Apple app from now on for what I need to track. Over the years they have made steady improvements to this app. It is a great way of tracking those calories and other nutrients as well as exercise. There are still several things which need some improvement, however. Here are my suggestions: 1. Reduce the number of ads. They have become quite obtrusive over the years. 2. Give users control over what opening screen they view. I only ever use the diary, and that's where I would like to start. 3. Give the option of using swipe to add yesterday's lunch and yesterday's supper to the diary. Very often my meals are quite similar, so this will speed up entry. 4. Fix the FAQ/help section. As it is, after reviewing an answer to one question, going back does not take you to the other questions, but rather to the top level menu where you have to start all over again. It's quite tedious. 5. Improve the connection between exercise and step tracking on the iPhone. This seems to work for a while and then it stops working until I reset it.
  • 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)
  • Once again upgrade is a downgrade Jun 15, 2022

    By MomMD of 4
    Update: The new upgrade is horrible. It’s almost impossible now to log your weight. The scroll feature is horribly buggy and jumpy. Once you finally do get it to scroll down to where you can enter your weight, you can’t even see the graph unless you click on it again. Why did they get rid of the progress button?Why are they forcing us to scroll when the scroll function is so defective? My recipes are missing!!! It takes a long time to enter my recipe information. They have always kept all of that information, but now I guess they are limiting how much you are allowed to store in terms of memory. My older recipes are getting deleted. I’m very upset about this. They need to allow us to keep all our recipes. I have used this app for years and have successfully lost weight with it and kept it off. Unfortunately the memory for recent and frequent foods keeps seeming to get smaller which makes me have to relook things up and wastes time. I have continued with my fitness pal because it’s had all my recipes that I’ve entered, but if it’s not going to save those, then at this point I may start looking for another app.

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