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Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal, Inc.

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

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  • img Community
    Salt is the enemy when you have high blood pressure, and I have to be super careful. My ideal intake is 1500 mg and MyFitnessPal helped me see I was way over that. I started tracking 4 years ago. Now it helps me track my food every day to make sure I stay in a safe range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you’re trying to switch to a weight-loss diet and after 3 weeks you have no idea if you made progress, keeping close track of what you eat is a smart step. It’s easy to enter your meals whether you’re cooking at home or going out to eat and track your progress on any device.
    img by nancy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    You can't expect to be in shape to run 26.2 miles if you're consistently 1,000 calories over your daily goal. Get a fitness tracker to see your net nutrition intake each day with exercise stats included.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing 15 pounds in 1 month. You can track your net calorie intake and your weight loss and fitness progress to stay motivated to reach your goals.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a retired athlete, I struggled to eat right and exercise. Marriage and a new job made me too busy to exercise all the time or carefully plan meals. But MyFitnessPal counts my consumed and burned calories and helps me create a nutritional plan that suits my personal needs!
    img by Jeff
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want your team to reach peak performance, you’ll need your players to stay in tip-top shape. MyFitnessPal lets them keep track of their macros to ensure they reach their nutrition goals. There are also over 10 million recipes to help them build muscle and lose weight!
    img by Angela
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Do you track how much you eat everyday? And how many calories you consume? By setting goals, you can now control your daily intake. With over 5 million food items in the database, it's highly likely that you'll have the nutritional information of most items that you consume.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    One of the top 3 things you can do when training for a triathlon is to ensure you're putting the right fuel in your body. Count your macros and calories to make sure you get the most of your training.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Once you learn more about recognizing when fruits and vegetables are ripe, you can begin adding more of these these nutritious choices to your diet. This app can help you keep track of the exact amount of calories consumed so you can stay within the 1500 and 2000 daily calorie range.
    img by John
    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
  • Great app for people serious about losing weight Sep 2, 2020

    By Mlazarx
    I started using this app seriously in mid-July. The database for foods is great and I up until recently just used the free version. During this time I lost 11 lbs. I set my profile to the lowest setting for activity and have my pedometer set to the app to add calories I get for walking. My goal is to just keep under the calories based on losing 1.5 LBS a week. My suggestion is record everything even if you go over (it will happen occasionally). But that’s ok because you can work harder the next day. I finally did buy the premium version mainly for the export feature. I am an analyst by trade so I like to put my results into graphs and do monitoring beyond the app’s capabilities. I will stress it is not needed to lose weight. If you don’t want to spend time looking at your different nutrients then I would not spend the money on it. If you do it could be worth it. I like how the app says you have a 67% chance of better success if you pay for the premium. They don’t tell you about the confounder. The reason that happens most likely is people who do buy the app in general are more serious about the long hall. This should not be viewed as a diet it needs to be viewed as a life change that you will do going forward. Once you reach your goal you then switch to maintenance so you keep your weight and don’t gain it back.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Cynthia Smith
    I really enjoy using this app. But up until recently I noticed that I was charged twice out of two different financial accounts I have. The one charged was not the primary source of payment nor even counted as a back up for payment. However, I didn't even question it until I saw a negative balance in the account that was the primary payment method. I would've had the funds in that account if I realized the mistake. But since it was paid out of my other account, I saw that my membership was already paid for this month. I'm requesting a refund for the double charge from the account that is in the negative plus the overdraft fee I was charged because of it. Please contact me to resolve this issue. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Becky Beattie
    It's a helpful start for someone who is unsure where to begin, food logging has never been so easy. Even homemade meals are easy to record! The only downside is if I add an exercise not listed, there are a lot of them even daily chores!(love that) I have to calculate my own calories burned which is a bummer but I still love this app !!
  • 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
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By John Moore
    Great as a food diary but the barcode scanning feature is terrible. It seems that every other time I scan the barcode on a food packaging label the nutritional info doesn't match that what is on the label. The fat content, the carbs, the potassium, the vitamins, are all off by just a little. I know I can use the "report food" option to manually change those numbers to match the label but that is do inconvenient, especially when I have to do it every other time.
  • 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.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Chris Roop
    Keeping a food log is the best way to impact your eating behavior. I've done it manually but it isn't sustainable. Good data comes from consistent input. The app not only makes it possible, it reminds you when you forget or get busy. The more I use it the more ways I find to make it easier. There are actions that have a learning curve and places that can be improved, but that will happen and in the meantime I'm generating significant data that will help me in the long term.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Lydia Lady
    This app requires premium subscription to track your macronutrients. There are better and free apps that includes this essential component. I don't need to be told a food choice is healthy, but I do need to know if the foods I am eating are contributing to the correct rationing that provides the proper micro and macronutrients. Bioavailability of vitamins count more than a government database's opinion. And, many other apps have this free.
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Candy Shannon
    I've used this app for almost a year, but recently it hasn't been synching up to my FitBit and I'm not able to disconnect Fitbit from the app. Frustrating. Edited to add: I'm breaking up with MyFitnessPal. Still not synching with FitBit. I reached out to Tech Support and didn't receive a response.
  • 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.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Keith Mullins
    Still the best database, but they make it more and more unusable. I am OK with ads on a free app, but full screen ad for yourself every time the app opens? Come on man. The "what meal did you eat last" popup every time annoying also,because it doesn't link to most entered foods.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Nathan Hass
    Came back after not using this in awhile & it has become a terrible app. Incessant annoying ads pushing the paid subscription, which for what it is and what I would use it for is way overpriced, I think it's worth about as much as they want per month as a one time purchase
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Samantha S
    I used to be able to copy my meal (example breakfast) from yesterday to today and adjust the quantity. I can no longer do that, I am a professional. I don't have time to manually input the information each time. Needless to say I'll be looking a new app.
  • Security Risk Jun 10, 2020

    By SparksFly007
    This app is ok except that it keeps triggering my antivirus software. This is disappointing because I’ve been using it for over a year and like the added ability to scan the upc to track my calories. I am going to have to look for a different app. This is what the security pop-up warning says is the problem with this app: Malicious Sources/Malnets Sites that host or distribute malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of a malicious network (malnet) or the malware ecosystem. Malware is defined as software that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles malware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as malware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Justin Brumley
    Too many adds just to get to the functional part of the app. Samsung health does everything this app does for free and without adds. I wanted to link my Garmin watch but not worth it. I'm not paying for something without trying it out and this is terrible right from the beginning.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Esteban GutiWhi
    I used to use this app but now you gotta pay for everyyyyyythinnnng. Dumb to me. If you're new to it and have extra money to throw away on random apps it's a 5 star then. Lots of quality info easy to use helpful tips But just know they did offer this all for free for years then got greedy
  • img Community
    Salt is the enemy when you have high blood pressure, and I have to be super careful. My ideal intake is 1500 mg and MyFitnessPal helped me see I was way over that. I started tracking 4 years ago. Now it helps me track my food every day to make sure I stay in a safe range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you’re trying to switch to a weight-loss diet and after 3 weeks you have no idea if you made progress, keeping close track of what you eat is a smart step. It’s easy to enter your meals whether you’re cooking at home or going out to eat and track your progress on any device.
    img by nancy
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    You can't expect to be in shape to run 26.2 miles if you're consistently 1,000 calories over your daily goal. Get a fitness tracker to see your net nutrition intake each day with exercise stats included.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Eating right and exercise go hand in hand when it comes to losing 15 pounds in 1 month. You can track your net calorie intake and your weight loss and fitness progress to stay motivated to reach your goals.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    As a retired athlete, I struggled to eat right and exercise. Marriage and a new job made me too busy to exercise all the time or carefully plan meals. But MyFitnessPal counts my consumed and burned calories and helps me create a nutritional plan that suits my personal needs!
    img by Jeff
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you want your team to reach peak performance, you’ll need your players to stay in tip-top shape. MyFitnessPal lets them keep track of their macros to ensure they reach their nutrition goals. There are also over 10 million recipes to help them build muscle and lose weight!
    img by Angela
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Do you track how much you eat everyday? And how many calories you consume? By setting goals, you can now control your daily intake. With over 5 million food items in the database, it's highly likely that you'll have the nutritional information of most items that you consume.
    img by Steve
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    One of the top 3 things you can do when training for a triathlon is to ensure you're putting the right fuel in your body. Count your macros and calories to make sure you get the most of your training.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Once you learn more about recognizing when fruits and vegetables are ripe, you can begin adding more of these these nutritious choices to your diet. This app can help you keep track of the exact amount of calories consumed so you can stay within the 1500 and 2000 daily calorie range.
    img by John
    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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  • Great app for people serious about losing weight Sep 2, 2020

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

    By SSJ Klahr
    A great service providing a platform for success on a human health quest. The My Fitness Pal application allows anyone to compile a detailed log of nutritional and fitness info into an easy to use, easy to interpret, easy to afford (free), and simple to navigate system. The breakdown of information into multiple charts and graphs is a phenomenal resource. The flexibility of being able to modify multiple facets of your goals such as macro nutrients, weight loss/gain per week, etc. is extremely intuitive and suitable for a wide range of fitness/nutritional goals. Nearly anyone can master this application within a reasonable timeframe of consistent effort and in turn become the master of their fitness/health destiny. My Fitness Pal has provided a great service and allowed for anyone with the desire to do so to achieve the best version of themselves possible. Also, after a long endeavor spanning months or years and reviewing your data in retrospect allows for a particular cognizance for what worked well and what did not. This, in turn, provides a chance to hone an adequate regimen into the ultimate program fine tuned to your personal goals. My Fitness pal provides an amenity that fosters a healthier and happier human race to those who utilize it. This application has earned a large following of motivated individuals for these reasons and stood the test of time. Go forth and conquer your goals with profound efficiency. -Klahr
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Chris Roop
    Keeping a food log is the best way to impact your eating behavior. I've done it manually but it isn't sustainable. Good data comes from consistent input. The app not only makes it possible, it reminds you when you forget or get busy. The more I use it the more ways I find to make it easier. There are actions that have a learning curve and places that can be improved, but that will happen and in the meantime I'm generating significant data that will help me in the long term.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Tami Merry
    Aside from a few inaccuracies in the calculation of calories, this app works exceptionally well with coordinating information to/from two other apps I'm using, Fitbit and Forks Over Knives. I'm very happy with how this has been working for me!
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Bryce Kehm
    This app has allowed me to open my eyes to exactly what I was putting into my body, while also being easy to use. This even can be connected to an app my fitness trainer uses to watch what I'm reporting to be able to work with me more efficiently.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Edna Haden
    The ability to scan the barcode of an item to add a food to my daily diary is very helpful. The app is easy to use and pretty comprehensive. My only complaint is the inability to sort my recipes by name.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Karen McSpadden
    Intuitive yet thorough....great collection of resources, extensive food database, and multiple avenues of community support. The basic app is great and the premium plan is worth the money for those who want that extra boost towards healthy goals
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Cynthia Smith
    I really enjoy using this app. But up until recently I noticed that I was charged twice out of two different financial accounts I have. The one charged was not the primary source of payment nor even counted as a back up for payment. However, I didn't even question it until I saw a negative balance in the account that was the primary payment method. I would've had the funds in that account if I realized the mistake. But since it was paid out of my other account, I saw that my membership was already paid for this month. I'm requesting a refund for the double charge from the account that is in the negative plus the overdraft fee I was charged because of it. Please contact me to resolve this issue. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Becky Beattie
    It's a helpful start for someone who is unsure where to begin, food logging has never been so easy. Even homemade meals are easy to record! The only downside is if I add an exercise not listed, there are a lot of them even daily chores!(love that) I have to calculate my own calories burned which is a bummer but I still love this app !!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By Guerlyn Swanson
    Love, love, love the app!! Always helps me stay on track...I wish my nutrients would show up red, not just negative, when I go over my limit. I liked that feature.
  • Pretty good, top choice for me, minor flaws Jul 10, 2021

    By Tsampson09
    Overall, I’ve used this app for many years on and off. I keep coming back because it has many things for free that a lot of other apps do not have and I appreciate that! The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because I’ve noticed a few times that when using the barcode to scan in calories and nutrition MFP is off and does not match the dietary information on the packaging. The most recent 2 being, great value home style waffles packaging says 130 per serving (2waffles) MFP when scanning the barcode puts it at 200 and the ingredient count is off and the second one, being Lance Peanut bar original 9g protein packaging says 330 and MFP has it at 340 and again the ingredient count is off. The upside to this is I’ve learned to watch what it says and edit the nutrition which a good feature, but the downfall is if I didn’t have the packaging and just searched I wouldn’t know and at that point I’m forced to trust it. I think a lot of the food options need to be updated. Another thing is it doesn’t track the step count very well if at all. The calories through it are always 0. It does however, sync excellently with my Apple Watch activity. Outside of this, I really like this app!
  • Recipe Sharing & Net Carbs? Sep 18, 2017

    By pennyb324
    I've come back to MFP after a few years and am very pleased at the many improvements in capabilities, user friendliness, standalone mobile usability, social features, and the UI in general. There are 2 glaringly obvious QoL things that are missing. The first is Recipe Sharing. As it is now, the only way my Hubs and I have found to share entries between people is to copy an Entire meal from someone's diary. It would be much simpler to be able to share the recipe with him on the front end so he could use it as he chooses. It would be even More helpful if we were given a little space to jot down actual directions so these "recipes" weren't solely lists of ingredients and I could recreate things. That may be asking too much though. The other, much more important issue is that there isn't a setting to switch from displaying Total Carbs to Net Carbs (total Carbs-Fiber). There isn't even a way to show macros and Fiber at the same time to do the math yourself. The custom settings only allow for 3 nutrient selections (you'd need 4 to show Carbs, Fiber, Fat, Protein). This is something that needs to be updated ASAP. Oh, and fyi if you're using a macro based method know that you'll need premium to get access to those tracking features.
  • Jan 18, 2022

    By John Moore
    Great as a food diary but the barcode scanning feature is terrible. It seems that every other time I scan the barcode on a food packaging label the nutritional info doesn't match that what is on the label. The fat content, the carbs, the potassium, the vitamins, are all off by just a little. I know I can use the "report food" option to manually change those numbers to match the label but that is do inconvenient, especially when I have to do it every other time.
  • 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.
  • Jan 19, 2022

    By James Jones
    This app has been amazing for my calorie/macro tracking. The big kicker is the incredibly annoying popups you get when opening it. I won't complain too much about advertising the subscription since it's a free app, but the next pop-up? The tutorial-style prompt to get you to enter food for a specific meal? HORRIBLE. It doesn't even let you pick from your saved foods/meals. It pops up EVERY SINGLE TIME regardless of how many times you skip or complete it. And half the time, it crashes the app.
  • A few small improvements Sep 30, 2021

    By Carlita shamika
    Update: 13-Nov-2020 I’m downgrading from 4 stars to 3 because yet again I had to turn off the calorie adjustment for my step tracker. I’ve done this at least 4 times in the last 6 months! I suppose I could disconnect the device from the app, but if you’re going to have the option to turn a setting on or off, it shouldn’t default back to the opposite every so often. Leave it how I set it, please. Original review: I would like to see a few small improvements. 1. Dark mode support so that when I log my waking pulse and temp in the food notes, the screen isn’t so bright to my dark-adapted eyes. 2. A larger left margin in the food notes so it’s easier to select text to copy and paste. 3. Sometimes editing food amount in the diary after copying from a prior day causes that item to be listed twice in the meal. 4. When I create a recipe and then log it, I can only select how many servings I have, rather than indicating if I’m having 1/2 cup or 80 grams, for example. So technically I have to determine if I’m having exactly 1/6 of a 6 serving recipe when I dish my food. I find this rather frustrating. 5. Very minor, but I almost always have to select the time twice for a meal. Pretty much every time I select the time and hit the check mark to select it, it doesn’t change in the diary. Usually once I select it the second time, it actually works. Sometimes I have to do it a third time.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By John C
    Okay app for counting calories and your fats, pros, carbs, etc. Some of the info doesn't match, but is close enough for what I need. I mostly just write down everything I eat and put it all in at the end of the day and subtract or add accordingly.
  • 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.
  • Technically a horrible app Jan 22, 2020

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

    By IAmSam2012
    The idea behind this app is great. It is Do helpful for losing weight and building muscle, and monitoring your friends’ progress. But, the navigation is absolutely horrible. The app is sluggish, and it’s confusing to get around to different features in the app. Certain things like scanning an item’s barcode take WAY too many taps to get to the right spot. And I use the barcode feature a lot, but it’s annoyingly buried within several layers of pages. It and other features like the restaurant location tool are just buried way too deep. You should be able to get to them from the first page you open because I’m opening this app many times a day for only a few minutes to log something and it’s so annoying having to navigate through so many different pages to get to the features I use the most. Please redesign. It’s been exactly the same for years now. And get rid of some features. The developers are trying to do way too much with what should be a simple app. Or at least bury the less used features and make them harder to get to rather than the different food logging tools.
  • Great tracker, but Inaccurate Oct 19, 2020

    By traveler2
    This app is great for simply inputting known information into the daily reports, but when I do a search for a specific food, it’s often inaccurate. The food item has a completely different calorie count. Even when I scan the barcode. So I end up calculating the calories after I’ve spent quite a while trying to input the recipe. I often have to calculate it myself and add it to the “quick add”; which doesn’t help when it’s a regularly eaten food. They need to have a user-friendly option that allows the user to override these program mistakes. If it allowed me to edit their incorrect calories I would like the app much better. Another problem: calories used from steps - in exercise - are all over the place. This morning I had walked about 150 steps and it recorded “1 calorie” worth of exercise. Later after walking 400 steps, the calories changed to zero. This happens quite often. 1000 steps one day is completely different from 1000 steps the next day. Programmers need to figure out a way to make this more consistent/accurate.
  • 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.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Keith Mullins
    Still the best database, but they make it more and more unusable. I am OK with ads on a free app, but full screen ad for yourself every time the app opens? Come on man. The "what meal did you eat last" popup every time annoying also,because it doesn't link to most entered foods.
  • Jan 23, 2022

    By Samantha S
    I used to be able to copy my meal (example breakfast) from yesterday to today and adjust the quantity. I can no longer do that, I am a professional. I don't have time to manually input the information each time. Needless to say I'll be looking a new app.
  • Security Risk Jun 10, 2020

    By SparksFly007
    This app is ok except that it keeps triggering my antivirus software. This is disappointing because I’ve been using it for over a year and like the added ability to scan the upc to track my calories. I am going to have to look for a different app. This is what the security pop-up warning says is the problem with this app: Malicious Sources/Malnets Sites that host or distribute malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of a malicious network (malnet) or the malware ecosystem. Malware is defined as software that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles malware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as malware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g., it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).
  • 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”.
  • 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.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Lydia Lady
    This app requires premium subscription to track your macronutrients. There are better and free apps that includes this essential component. I don't need to be told a food choice is healthy, but I do need to know if the foods I am eating are contributing to the correct rationing that provides the proper micro and macronutrients. Bioavailability of vitamins count more than a government database's opinion. And, many other apps have this free.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Candy Shannon
    I've used this app for almost a year, but recently it hasn't been synching up to my FitBit and I'm not able to disconnect Fitbit from the app. Frustrating. Edited to add: I'm breaking up with MyFitnessPal. Still not synching with FitBit. I reached out to Tech Support and didn't receive a response.
  • Jan 17, 2022

    By Nathan Hass
    Came back after not using this in awhile & it has become a terrible app. Incessant annoying ads pushing the paid subscription, which for what it is and what I would use it for is way overpriced, I think it's worth about as much as they want per month as a one time purchase
  • Jan 22, 2022

    By Justin Brumley
    Too many adds just to get to the functional part of the app. Samsung health does everything this app does for free and without adds. I wanted to link my Garmin watch but not worth it. I'm not paying for something without trying it out and this is terrible right from the beginning.
  • Jan 21, 2022

    By Esteban GutiWhi
    I used to use this app but now you gotta pay for everyyyyyythinnnng. Dumb to me. If you're new to it and have extra money to throw away on random apps it's a 5 star then. Lots of quality info easy to use helpful tips But just know they did offer this all for free for years then got greedy
  • Good app, if you don’t mind being treated like a child Aug 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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