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Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

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Lose weight with MyFitnessPal, the easiest calorie counter and macro tracker

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  • perfect. Aug 8, 2020

    By annica304
    I’ve always had issues with eating properly. Last year I’d always skip breakfast, eat a small side for school lunch, and eat a moderate dinner. (I guess it was due to my mental health but I never realized it until now😅) Anyways, I would repeat this unhealthy pattern and always wondered why I was so skinny. I felt so ugly every time I looked in the mirror, where I criticized and shamed my body until I ran out of insults. For months I tried everything to gain weight, from eating loads of junk food (thinking it would help me) to drinking just protein shakes as a meal. It was up until a few weeks ago when I finally realized I wasn’t consuming enough calories (alongside the fact that I wasn’t eating enough). Ever since I got this app (just about 4 weeks ago), I have been eating a healthy amount of food. I’ve gained weight in the places I’ve wanted to gain weight, and I haven’t felt this happy about my body in years. I’ve always had issues with committing to the daily 2,000 calorie diet, but this app has helped me eat the normal amount and I am so grateful🥺. It has also changed my eating habits—I used to eat junk food in unhealthy amounts but using this app has helped me stay away from fatty foods and has guided me towards eating not only healthier foods, but eating them in healthy amounts. Thanks to this app, my body finally looks like a normal person’s body. Thank you so much to the team that keeps this app running.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Curtis Ash
    I've used this app on and off for years and I love it. I use it to gain weight as I have a condition that makes weight gain/ holding weight difficult. This app helps and without sounding dramatic but without this app I'd be in a lot worse health. I stand by anything from under armour. To the development team thank you. To potential users download this app! It takes your input to make it work but it's a powerful tool.
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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
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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Weavre Cooper
    I'm still learning my way around, but so far, I like this much better than Noom. I did Noom for quite a while, but tried this after Noom gave me a refund because it kept crashing my phone. I like the reading material here a lot better, and the detailed nutrition information. There's a *lot* I haven't tried yet, as well. Noom's "coach" was basically just a single weekly text from someone who didn't scroll up to see how I answered last week, so I don't miss that. And this costs less. Keeping this.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 😥
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 4, 2021

    By Scott
    I've been using MyFitnessPal for about 5 years and have logged nearly 1900 days in a row. Calorie counting apps such as MFP really create awareness of what you are eating and more importantly, how MUCH you are eating. This app has really helped me throughout the year. 5 stars...until recently :( Something has changed recently with the MFP design team. A few month sago they changed the total calorie link from the food diary to macros. I wasn't a big fan of that change because I was clicking on the total calorie number to input foods for nearly 4 years. BUT, i got used to it....because change is good, right? However, MFP recently added a dark popup that appears EVERY time you add a food. This popup is right in the middle of the screen and shows you the food you just added. In theory this might seem useful but you can literally see what you added without this popup. There's no reason to show you "twice", because your food shows up instantly once you add it. And when you add a meal (multiple foods), the popup only shows you one food, so it's pointless with a meal entry. In fact. the popup actually gets in the way more than it helps because it stays up for 4+ secs. This actually gets in the way when I'm trying to add multiple foods at once because I can't see behind the popup. In fact, this popup lasts AFTER you close or minimize the app. It's ridiculous....very intrusive. This is definitely a bug that should NOT have made it out of the testing stage. Makes you wonder how safe your data is if something this obvious makes it out to the public. There was already one security breach where my data was compromised. I don't know what's going on lately with the MFP team, but something has changed...leadership maybe? I've been using the app for 5 years straight and DO NOT like using the app anymore. I am considering switching to a different app and strongly encourage others to look elsewhere. Something isn't right with MFP lately. It's sad, because this used to be good app. UPDATE 10/07/2020: Now you are unable to delete an entry. It just shows right back up. And, the unneeded popup is still right in the middle of the screen, even after I close the App. UA/MFP - What are you doing over there? Or better yet, what aren't you doing over there? Let me tell you a little secret about life: Sometimes "Less" is "More". Keeps things simple and straight to the point. Your "creativeness" is destroying your app, seriously. Again, I've been using this App for over 5 years. The last year the app went from 5 stars to 2, maybe 1 star. You need to rethink your product and act when customers have issues. There's been numerous bugs/issues brought up over the past few months by various people and they still exist. However, you keep on telling everyone "Thanks" for bringing this to our attention". Old saying applies here: "Actions speak louder than words". Get things done please. UPDATE 2021/01/04 - I have been patiently waiting to see how the the new firm Francisco Partners handles the issues plagued by this app after they acquired it from Under Armour. I have hoped that they would fix the popup issue that has been around for months now. It should be an easy fix: either remove it or set the position in a spot that isn't covering important parts of the screen that impede use of the app. I say remove it completely because it is redundant information - it's an unnecessary "fluff". TO THE NEW DEVELOPERS OF THIS APP: I have already taken a video of this issue and worked with UA. Please fix this issue and other that others are reporting on a consistent basis. Please show us you care and listen to your customers, something UA didn't seem to do. I know I probably sound like I'm crying wolf here, but I will leave if things don't change soon. I'm giving this App one last chance. Prove yourselves please...
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  • perfect. Aug 8, 2020

    By annica304
    I’ve always had issues with eating properly. Last year I’d always skip breakfast, eat a small side for school lunch, and eat a moderate dinner. (I guess it was due to my mental health but I never realized it until now😅) Anyways, I would repeat this unhealthy pattern and always wondered why I was so skinny. I felt so ugly every time I looked in the mirror, where I criticized and shamed my body until I ran out of insults. For months I tried everything to gain weight, from eating loads of junk food (thinking it would help me) to drinking just protein shakes as a meal. It was up until a few weeks ago when I finally realized I wasn’t consuming enough calories (alongside the fact that I wasn’t eating enough). Ever since I got this app (just about 4 weeks ago), I have been eating a healthy amount of food. I’ve gained weight in the places I’ve wanted to gain weight, and I haven’t felt this happy about my body in years. I’ve always had issues with committing to the daily 2,000 calorie diet, but this app has helped me eat the normal amount and I am so grateful🥺. It has also changed my eating habits—I used to eat junk food in unhealthy amounts but using this app has helped me stay away from fatty foods and has guided me towards eating not only healthier foods, but eating them in healthy amounts. Thanks to this app, my body finally looks like a normal person’s body. Thank you so much to the team that keeps this app running.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Curtis Ash
    I've used this app on and off for years and I love it. I use it to gain weight as I have a condition that makes weight gain/ holding weight difficult. This app helps and without sounding dramatic but without this app I'd be in a lot worse health. I stand by anything from under armour. To the development team thank you. To potential users download this app! It takes your input to make it work but it's a powerful tool.
    more
  • 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
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  • Jan 18, 2021

    By Weavre Cooper
    I'm still learning my way around, but so far, I like this much better than Noom. I did Noom for quite a while, but tried this after Noom gave me a refund because it kept crashing my phone. I like the reading material here a lot better, and the detailed nutrition information. There's a *lot* I haven't tried yet, as well. Noom's "coach" was basically just a single weekly text from someone who didn't scroll up to see how I answered last week, so I don't miss that. And this costs less. Keeping this.
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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Michelle McQuade
    Using for almost 2 weeks. Excellent for tracking calories, you can add your own foods and create meals! All kinds of free cardio, strength & work out programs. Has the most activities available to log that I have found. Even has cleaning as an activity so I can take credit for scrubbing the floors! Every little bit adds up! You can add in your own exercises. I definitely feel this app is helping me. I dont usually review, all I can say is download it & give it a try for a week.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Polly Hart
    I'm pretty happy with the free version, it's user-friendly, has a good range of foods/brands in the templates and the ads aren't too invasive. I'm tempted to upgrade to a trial of premium to try the locked features like setting different calorie goals for different days, and seeing each food item or meal as a percentage of my overall macro goals for the day.
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  • They fixed it! Mar 4, 2020

    By MomMD of 4
    They fixed the decimal/fraction issue! Thank you! Now hopefully they will fix the other issues.... Update: Once again, they have made the app less user friendly with an update. They now make you select fractions every time you enter food. It defaults to decimals and there is no way to select fractions as the default. I don’t want decimals. I measure things in cups and quarters cups etc. You have to re-select fractions every time. This is VERY annoying. Also, they still have not fixed all the issues listed below from several updates ago. I keep hoping they will make it better with these updates, but it just gets less and less user friendly every update... The update is a problem if you have a lot of recipes already entered into the system. It will not allow you to enter your old recipes. When you search for them to enter them they are not there. If you search for them to edit them however you can locate them but you can’t add them to your diary for the day. This is incredibly frustrating for those of us who have been using this app for a prolonged period of time and have a lot of recipes. This app used to be great and I successfully lost a significant amount of weight with it. They really need to fix this issue. Also it’s much harder to toggle between frequent foods and favorite foods. They’ve made it much more difficult now. It used to be much more user-friendly.
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Isaiah Stafford
    My only complaint is that it's difficult to get the exact right calorie count in if you buy store brand products, because as far as I can tell you can only input your own calories if you make a new food entry for their database. Otherwise its a very good app. I've only been using it consistently for about a week and I've already lost 2 pounds.
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By John Burns
    Good product but has glitches that need to be addressed. Love the tracking, the articles, and the breakdowns of everything. However, it has glitches when you add excercise and your predicted weight in 5 weeks. I hit my goal today and Im predicted to be 22.4 lbs in 5 weeks. Needs to be fixed, otherwise I would have rated it higher.
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  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Tisha Frances
    I did find this app really useful. But I have recently upgraded to a pixel 5 and even though it used to link to my Google fit on my previous phone, it doesn't seem to sync on this new model and include my steps for my calorie adjustment (even though it's listed as a connected app). Other than this small bug, I do still find this a good way of calorie tracking.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 😥
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • Jan 4, 2021

    By Scott
    I've been using MyFitnessPal for about 5 years and have logged nearly 1900 days in a row. Calorie counting apps such as MFP really create awareness of what you are eating and more importantly, how MUCH you are eating. This app has really helped me throughout the year. 5 stars...until recently :( Something has changed recently with the MFP design team. A few month sago they changed the total calorie link from the food diary to macros. I wasn't a big fan of that change because I was clicking on the total calorie number to input foods for nearly 4 years. BUT, i got used to it....because change is good, right? However, MFP recently added a dark popup that appears EVERY time you add a food. This popup is right in the middle of the screen and shows you the food you just added. In theory this might seem useful but you can literally see what you added without this popup. There's no reason to show you "twice", because your food shows up instantly once you add it. And when you add a meal (multiple foods), the popup only shows you one food, so it's pointless with a meal entry. In fact. the popup actually gets in the way more than it helps because it stays up for 4+ secs. This actually gets in the way when I'm trying to add multiple foods at once because I can't see behind the popup. In fact, this popup lasts AFTER you close or minimize the app. It's ridiculous....very intrusive. This is definitely a bug that should NOT have made it out of the testing stage. Makes you wonder how safe your data is if something this obvious makes it out to the public. There was already one security breach where my data was compromised. I don't know what's going on lately with the MFP team, but something has changed...leadership maybe? I've been using the app for 5 years straight and DO NOT like using the app anymore. I am considering switching to a different app and strongly encourage others to look elsewhere. Something isn't right with MFP lately. It's sad, because this used to be good app. UPDATE 10/07/2020: Now you are unable to delete an entry. It just shows right back up. And, the unneeded popup is still right in the middle of the screen, even after I close the App. UA/MFP - What are you doing over there? Or better yet, what aren't you doing over there? Let me tell you a little secret about life: Sometimes "Less" is "More". Keeps things simple and straight to the point. Your "creativeness" is destroying your app, seriously. Again, I've been using this App for over 5 years. The last year the app went from 5 stars to 2, maybe 1 star. You need to rethink your product and act when customers have issues. There's been numerous bugs/issues brought up over the past few months by various people and they still exist. However, you keep on telling everyone "Thanks" for bringing this to our attention". Old saying applies here: "Actions speak louder than words". Get things done please. UPDATE 2021/01/04 - I have been patiently waiting to see how the the new firm Francisco Partners handles the issues plagued by this app after they acquired it from Under Armour. I have hoped that they would fix the popup issue that has been around for months now. It should be an easy fix: either remove it or set the position in a spot that isn't covering important parts of the screen that impede use of the app. I say remove it completely because it is redundant information - it's an unnecessary "fluff". TO THE NEW DEVELOPERS OF THIS APP: I have already taken a video of this issue and worked with UA. Please fix this issue and other that others are reporting on a consistent basis. Please show us you care and listen to your customers, something UA didn't seem to do. I know I probably sound like I'm crying wolf here, but I will leave if things don't change soon. I'm giving this App one last chance. Prove yourselves please...
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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)
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  • 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.
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  • 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!!
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