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Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll love myfitnesspal. • Consumer Reports #1 rated diet • PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Selection • #1 health and fitness app for 4 years straight Also featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more. See for yourself why myfitnesspal is the world’s most popular health and fitness app. TRACKING FOOD IS FAST AND EASY • Biggest Food database -- 6+ million foods in our database including global items and cuisines. • Barcode Scanner -- Simply scan barcodes to log foods. 4+ million barcodes recognized. • Recipe Importer -- Easily import the nutrition information for the recipes you cook. • Restaurant Logging -- Quickly log menu items from your favorite restaurants. • Food Insights -- Learn how to make healthier choices about the foods you eat. • Personalized Experience -- Create your own foods, recipes, and meals and save favorites. • calorie counter -- We automatically calculate the calories in your foods, meals and recipes. • track All Nutrients -- Calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, vitamins, and more. • Customize Your Diary -- Log breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks or create your own meals. Water Tracking -- Log water in cups, ounces or ml. We save your recently logged amounts. REACH YOUR GOALS • Choose A Goal -- We support weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance goals. • Goal Setting -- Create your own goals or let us create personalized goals for you. Change Habits -- It's almost like having a nutrition coach right inside your pocket. LOG YOUR EXERCISE AND STEPS • Connect 50+ Apps & Devices -- Syncing your workouts is easy and automatic. • Choose From 350+ Exercises -- Or create your own exercises and workouts. • Log Cardio Exercises -- Including running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga, pilates and more. • Log Strength Exercises -- Including sets, reps, and weight per set. • track Steps -- Set a daily step goal and see a graph of your step history. We connect with all your favorite apps and devices -- Including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, mapmyfitness, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Misfit, withings, the Apple health app, UA Record and many more! GET SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION • Add Friends -- Connect with friends for an extra layer of support and accountability. • Join Our Community -- Find motivation, support, tips, and advice in our active forums. Newsfeed Updates -- Share your accomplishments and see friend’s progress in the news feed. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS • Chart Your Progress -- Stay motivated with a graph of how you’re improving over time. • Progress Photos -- Add photos to your weight entries to see and celebrate your progress. • Nutrition Reports -- View a history of your calories, macros, and nutrient intake. • Share Your Progress -- Help inspire friends and family members on their own health journey. Download myfitnesspal and start living a happier and healthier life today! SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & TERMS myfitnesspal is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to myfitnesspal Premium, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options: $9.99/month $49.99/year Payment will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. There is no increase in price when renewing. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Read our full Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/terms_and_privacy. For our full terms and conditions and our privacy policy, please visit: https://account.underarmour.com/privacy?locale=en.
Exercise logging ok, weight loss plans GARBAGE
by War Hoover on 2019/02/17 12:22
While this is a decent program for logging food and exercise, the calorie algorithm is complete crap and doesn’t accurately map potential weight loss. If you think the information and plans you get for this will help you lose weight you get what you pay for.
Subscribed and cant see the go premium
by Jelmod on 2019/02/17 09:33
I have been using this app for a year now with no issues. All of a sudden the app in forced signing me out. When I signed in again i saw that I cant view my micronutrients. As if Im logged in as regular user
Keeps deleting my entries
by jo.ann.ah on 2019/02/17 07:25
I love this app, however lately the bugs have been super annoying. It keeps logging me out & every time I log my food into my food diary, it keeps deleting my entries. Please fix
Solid app for dieting
by T3kn0m0nk3y on 2019/02/16 17:32
I both love and hate this app. The diet tracking is nearly perfect. If only the interface was a bit more streamlined and included time stamps options. The weight tracking is also good. However the exercise tracker is useless. It kind of works for standard cardio choices like running/biking but has nothing for other types. The weight lifting options are completely un-usable it doesn’t even have most exercises in the database. Calorie burning calcs are terrible too. It should just import/integrate with other apps for that. I want it to be better because I love the idea of it, they just seemed to focus on it as a diet tool mainly.
Doesn't show results, crashes
by Sh.za on 2019/02/16 16:57
I updated the app and I have an excellent wifi connection but there are times when the app just crashes... and sometimes it wouldn't show any results so I have to close it completely, open it again and re enter everything.. its annoying. It was great but after the last update it's just so slow
Upgrade pest
by terry106sc on 2019/02/16 14:38
Just installed and deleted 20 minutes later. It is really great at bugging you to upgrade to the paid version.
scam
by Pyoahmad on 2019/02/16 03:58
Why did you charge me for a year subscription when I did not even ask for one?!!?! I want a refund I never even used this app for weeks
Not working
by lyssa1/5 on 2019/02/16 02:29
I have had this app downloaded on my phone and for the past 6 days, I have been trying to create an account. Every time I try to create the account it says “sorry, we are unable to create an account” I don’t recommend this app to anyone, it has just been very frustrating.
Best App — But...
by Emma1095 on 2019/02/15 19:49
It needs the ability to set it to track NET Carbs ONLY for those of us on Ketogenic Diet. Please add an option for net carbs!!! Please!???
Battery hog- Beware
by mph66 on 2019/02/15 19:24
I love everything about this app except that it eats my battery for breakfast. I’m running iPhone 6 with iOS 12.1.2. Under “battery health “ it shows 19 mins of screen time and 7 mins background = 22% of battery usage, but it’s the only thing close to that level of consumption. Egregious, and has put my phone out of commission on more than one occasion. It’s too bad, because the app’s ability to scan bar codes is really amazing. Also wish it would readily display carbs GI/GL (I have T2 diabetes).
Buggy
by LadyShine2013 on 2019/02/15 19:15
The app keeps logging me out. The website version won’t display newsfeed. Useless program. Back to my net diary!
continuous errors
by flick beans on 2019/02/15 18:07
Won’t even let me sign up filled out all the info about 10 times now and it continues to say unknown error
Love the app, but why is it closing all the time?
by TennGI on 2019/02/15 14:13
I’ve found a lot of value using My Fitness Pal, but after paying the almost $50/year for the upgrade to Premium, I find it pretty frustrating that it’s closing automatically as I try to make diary entries. Can we fix this?!
Not syncing with Fitbit or other apps
by Hbarjr on 2019/02/14 16:59
At one time MFP synced seamlessly with my Fitbit Charge 2 and other apps like UA Record. Now there is no syncing at all with these apps. MFP does sync somewhat with the iPhone’s built in motion processor but even these steps do not correlate with the Fitbit’s number of steps. Please fix the problem so that I can continue to use MFP.
Terrible
by Hugo080 on 2019/02/14 04:40
I have deleted and reinstalled this app probably 5times. It keeps on freezing up, cant use it at all.
The best!
by Evo24_7 on 2019/02/14 03:57
5 stars!
I’m annoyed
by BBTQ on 2019/02/14 03:40
Normally I love this app but lately I can’t have the app open for a minute before it keeps crashing. I can’t log my food in because it always closes down. Please fix this ASAP
Last update slowed it way down
by DelKerby on 2019/02/14 03:30
I have been using this app for years. The last update made entering meals agonizingly slow. Not an improvement, just the opposite.
This is a nice app but a lot of the food entries have incorrect nutrition values
by jennisanangel on 2019/02/14 03:22
the food entries have incorrect nutrition values. Also, it would be awesome on the premium version if when you look at your nutrition for the day and click on say fiber or vitamin A it lists different healthy options for getting more of what you guys suggest we need more of like for fiber prunes for example or berries. It would save me a lot of time because at this point I see what I’m lacking in, then I have to google what I can eat to get me on track when it would be so much easier and helpful for you guys to add a link to each one showing your healthy suggestions.
Use to be great but now makes you keep logging in.. ugh
by App reviewer 1017 on 2019/02/14 01:58
I have used your app since 2012 and have loved it up until recently. Stop making my log in every dang time or at least get facial recognition
Problem syncing with UA app
by valencia student on 2019/02/14 01:47
So far I’ve loved that I can track my calories and it’s very accurate. I got to the gym 5 days a week but I initially downloaded this app thinking that it would show me everything through my UA app and incorporate the calories burned at the gym. The nutrition part on my UA app just stays blank. Please fix.
If care about net carbs with keto use carb manager instead!
by hockeynut3131 on 2019/02/13 21:28
My fitness pal is a great app but falls short for keto. It won’t let you calculate net carbs. Try the app carb manager. So much easier to use for keto!
Correct the math coding (Nutrition/Macro)
by Backjo on 2019/02/13 19:28
The app is great for many reasons it does a great job counting calories and logging food. The Nutrition Macro tab has an error in the math. The percentages are off. Protein/protein+carbs+fat the app doesn’t calculate this accurately.
iPad makes me re-log in AND doesn’t save the password
by E86HotWheels on 2019/02/13 17:59
What have you done to the app for the iPad? I use this on both iPhone and iPad. And have used the app for a couple of years, so this isn’t newbie error. The last few weeks, I’ll log info onto the phone version and the iPad version, no issues. Then iPad app says “log in”. Ok. Won’t take my password. I wrote it down and thought I had saved it. Finally, I reset the password. A few days pass, still logging info onto both the phone and iPad. Then, the iPad pops “log in”. Having SAVED the password for auto fill, I put my password in to get to the passwords and IT IS NOT THERE. I try the password I wrote down when I changed it and DOESN'T work. This is ticking me off. Meanwhile, I can continue to log into the iPhone app without any issues. What is wrong with the App on the iPad?
Deleted most of my info
by Sikarios on 2019/02/13 15:38
It’s gone
Great functionality relentless upselling
by Brouilkr on 2019/02/13 13:01
Great app function wise. But I’ll probably quite using it and search for something else because every other time I open the free version it prompts me to save my goals, which includes signing up for their emails which I don’t want. So if I forget to uncheck that I get a bunch of emails every day. Then it prompts me to go premium. EVERY OTHER TIME I OPEN IT! I don’t mind ads and I get that it’s free but this just jams it down my throat.
Constant Struggle Connecting Fitbit
by MichinAlien on 2019/02/13 03:26
I keep having to go through sessions of disconnecting and reconnecting my account with Fitbit repeatedly every week, because MyFitnessPal doesn’t sync properly. I’m tired of this and would rather use a different app at this point. Otherwise, this app is awesome. Great database for food and exercise tracking. Truly a shame that I need to try something else.
Kelly s
by Ksardo on 2019/02/13 03:20
Very buggy. Can’t get it to regularly sync with my Fitbit. Makes tracking food and exercise difficult.
Constant problems.
by Kathippie on 2019/02/13 00:46
From it crashing constantly, to the problems of every time I try to log on it’s an error or “wrong email or wrong password”. Now I figured it was just me, no I’ve changed my password every single time I have to log in. I’ve saved my password to my phone but it says it’s always wrong. I don’t understand. And when I do log in it just crashes.
Useless
by Bertha00179 on 2019/02/13 00:08
This app keeps forgetting to update my steps and I’ve tried synching it up multiple times and redownloading and it still doesn’t work. What a waste of time.
Great app, but no net carbs???
by Dbs66 on 2019/02/12 23:20
Love the app, worth the price, does everything someone who wants to get in shape needs it to do with one big exception. No net carbs-it should be easy to create that functionality even on an optional basis for a fiber deduct. If you believe in the fiber deduct, turn it on, if you don’t, keep it off. Please add so we don’t have to switch to another app. Thanks
Useful but annoying too
by ckeseling on 2019/02/12 22:41
I’ve used this app for years and in general I think it’s the best out there for tracking food. BUT...everything outside of that is a pain in *@! I don’t want to see this useless blog/news feed when I launch the app. It creates extra steps to get to the diary/food journal. Additionally, same scenario when I’m trying to get to my friends section. I have to drill through like 4 clicks deep (I know 1st world problems but still). Not a way to foster a community like say Fitbit or others. Please...please...please let us launch the app straight into the diary. It’s the whole purpose of the app.
Fantastic!!
by RachRach3 on 2019/02/12 22:27
I LOVE this app!! The barcode scanner is the BEST! Super simple to keep track of calories and I like how it adds calories when you exercise!
AD
by Hank McClintock on 2019/02/12 21:46
You all should seriously consider adding a “net” carb feature to the meal and daily totals. Also, the weight tracker starting weight keeps changing as I’m losing weight. It would be nice to see the original weight stay static so I could celebrate lbs lost. Otherwise. Good app.
Increasingly incorrect info
by jeff72034 on 2019/02/12 20:28
As much as I’ve previously loved this app, it now appears to have more INCORRECT food data than CORRECT data in the foods I eat. I never had so much trouble in the past but it’s getting to be a real pain to chart my progress.
Not for Keto
by Darlalicious on 2019/02/12 20:22
The only thing I’ve been able to do is track my calories unless I sign up for the premium version. Keto is not looking at calories, it’s looking more at the type of fat. Don’t bother with this. I’m going to try some other app.
Bugs
by TiffSop on 2019/02/12 15:19
The app is awesome and I would typically rate 5 stars. I just updated this app and it keeps shutting down on me. I’m trying to get back into my kick but the app is making it difficult to stay on track. Please fix and I will change to 5 stars.
App is Crashing
by Missstttiiiieeeeee on 2019/02/12 15:10
I am trying to add my food and exercises but the app crashes and sends me to the home screen. I hope you can get this fixed soon!
Upgraded to poor quality
by Cantamos y Bailamos Mas on 2019/02/12 15:10
I liked and used the free version for several years and last week decided to upgrade to Premium. App crashes every single time to the point where I cannot use it at all. I'll try to get back to what I had before or bounce to another app. I guess I'm only writing this to help others avoid the hassle and expense as I'm sure I'll never hear from the developer or UA to make this right.
Please fix
by podcastoneisuberlame on 2019/02/12 14:58
This app has been destroyed with the most recent update. Incredibly slow, overheats and slows my phone down. This was never an issue before. The app is completely weighed down. The new search interface is terrible. Freezes constantly. Ready to delete the app which is a shame because this was an amazing app before you messed with it!!
Love it but...
by punkbunny15 on 2019/02/12 14:42
I love this app and have used it for years but recently it has been logging me off ever 2-3 days and then takes forever to load my info back in or all together loses my exercise which then affects my calories. Please fix this!!! It has been going on for several weeks now and is becoming very frustrating.
Decepcionada
by zVTorres on 2019/02/12 10:23
Lo estuve utilizando por una semana y luego me borro toda la data.
The app makes you log in too much
by 800 names later on 2019/02/12 04:18
It seems that every 2-3 days now the app makes you log in. One of the main things about having apps on a smartphone is not having to log in repeatedly. Well now I need to log in every few days.....twice in the last three hours. Guess I need to either memorize my password (which is now a long hard to remember password because of the data breach) or move on to another app. Very annoying. I will never get the paid version of this.
Fix the app
by NKMel2019 on 2019/02/12 03:31
The app keeps crashing please fix this did not happen when I used the app a year ago. Every time I tried to add a food or exercise entry it crashes.
Something is wrong
by Amosvladkz on 2019/02/12 01:58
Lately I am trying to add food and every time the app is close I reopen it again to find out my food has been erased. I’ll add it again and the will erase my food over and over again . I don’t want to use another app to track my food but you guys are pushing me to do so. I hope this gets fix soon.
Was good
by Lovelajolla on 2019/02/11 22:57
This app was awesome until it glitches out under the nutrition section. Please fix the bugs!
IT WORKS!
by poikkeus1 on 2019/02/11 22:29
Put simply, this app has helped make my weight loss possible. By including a wide variety of foods with calorie counts, I can approximate my food and exercise requirements.
No net!!!
by AMaeSteag on 2019/02/11 21:09
Net carbs??? Please add net carb tracking to the app. This would make it much more Keto friendly!! Pretty please! And a 5 star app. :)
Terrible
by rachelsragonfly on 2019/02/11 17:32
The interface for logging food is terrible. It won’t search for food items on mobile. It keeps wanting to add the day before. I can’t add coffee. I have to create a food item just to add coffee. I have no idea how many servings is in a boat of coffee!
Unknown error
by Lab Blab on 2019/02/11 15:53
Have not been able to use this app since before Christmas....log on errors galore
Subscription failed
by But my stuff on 2019/02/11 15:48
I love this app however it has happened twice that when I log in it doesn’t recognize my subscription for premium I’ve purchased and it a big pain.
Can’t sign up and not receiving login help emails
by Bubbly popcorn on 2019/02/11 14:12
I had a MyFitnessPal account around 2-3 years ago. Tried logging in by connecting my Facebook account but a pop up keeps saying “email already in use”. So I used my email to try and log in but I forgot my password. Tried using the option to send an email to try and reset my account but never got any emails or help to sign in.
What’s going on?
by Ani2112 on 2019/02/11 13:17
I love this app, it’s helping me so much. But every since the last update, it’s been crashing, failing to sync stuff and keeps logging me out and then has issues to reconnect. What’s going on?
iPad app deleting entries
by LLM777 on 2019/02/11 04:04
Have continued to ask that the “deleting entries bug” be fixed for the iPad. It’s been months, if not a year, that this has been happening.
Disappointing ancient UX
by pendolino on 2019/02/11 01:02
This app has always looked dated but for something so popular it really needs to be made faster and more robust. Hangs and crashes way too much.
Bad fat vs Good Fat
by Mommysgame on 2019/02/11 00:39
Just started today. Looks like it will really help me. However I am confused as to why my goal is to have 9g of Saturated Fat, but 0 of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. That seems backwards to me. I thought the poly and mono were the heart healthy ones that you want in moderation. Im excited about starting this new healthy lifestyle and I think this will be a very valuable tool for me. *I am currently using the free version to see how I like it. If it’s as big a help as I think, I’ll probably buy the premium.
Won’t let me sign up
by 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌😂 on 2019/02/11 00:17
I really wanted to use this app but it won’t let use it
Downhill after UA
by gohomejes on 2019/02/10 18:59
I used this app for several years but it started going downhill after Under Armour bought it out. This app used to be so helpful and insightful. Now they want to push the premium subscription down everyone’s throat. Including advertisements? I get it. Lots of apps do that. But with every single update they remove more and more features and you can only get them if you pay $10 a month. On the latest they removed how you can see your intake breakdown (fats / carbs / protein). I used to recommend this app to everyone but I just deleted it off my phone. Switched to Lose It and definitely will not be coming back.
Add Food!!!!
by Fretot on 2019/02/10 18:42
In the new version, Add Food allows you to search Most Recent or A-Z if you pick it. Unfortunately it allows reverts back to Most Recent after the search. Why can’t we pick one or the other and stick with, it like the old version worked?
Can’t edit
by LuckyLady43 on 2019/02/10 18:00
Says I already have an account BUT I can’t open it, can’t find user name, can’t reset. Last time I used it was well over 3 years ago.
Serious privacy concerns make me downgrade
by Sospitis on 2019/02/10 17:28
As a whole, I find My Fitness Pal to be a great tool for people trying to watch weight, track calories, or any of the other host of things I can do. However... I use the ad supported version, and I have no problem with ad supported platforms. I just got a request while in My Fitness Pal from an ADVERTISER to access my location data. This is unacceptable. Especially because this app is in a category where people might think that location data access might be necessary for recording workouts etc. Obviously, I declined. But My Fitness Pal needs to be doing a better job of making sure advertisers code isn’t duping their user base into sharing access to third parties. I wish I had taken a screenshot, but I was so offended by what was happening, that I dismissed it instantaneously. I wish I could tell you which advertiser, but it was something.ads.doubleclick… If this continues, I will have to stop is using and delete my account… Which is really too bad because I’ve got quite a great data set from years of use.
Love the app...
by Alchemist Blues on 2019/02/10 17:04
One suggestion would be to have photos:m/thumbnails next to the food items.
Works now
by Deer Slayer 19 on 2019/02/10 14:44
Great app.
New update 👎
by Chevyrugerchick on 2019/02/10 02:31
The latest update messed up the ability of my iwatch and myfitnesspal on my iPhone to sync. I had no problems before. What a shame.
Quit updating if it keeps crashing 😡
by Still a big believer fan on 2019/02/10 02:18
If it keeps crashing, once it’s fixed then quit updating. Or at least update it when it’s ready so it won’t crash. It frustrates the 💩 out of me.
Update issues
by MT Blue on 2019/02/10 01:32
I typically love this application however for the last 4 days I get no calorie credit for my exercise. The app shows the line of progress and the number of steps but no calorie credit. So needless to say my logs have not been accurate. I hope this gets fixed soon.
Great until the new update
by stoney J on 2019/02/10 00:02
I use this app 24/7 for the keto. Absolutely, easy and very Functionable for me. However, after the new update my steps are not reading my watch correctly. I’ve restarted my watch and nothing. I’ve also clicked on the sync button on the app. Hoping that would work. Nope !!! Very frustrating 🤦‍♀️! Please help thank you
doesn’t sync Apple Watch workouts
by Joey J on 2019/02/09 20:29
Great for use as a food diary but useless as a tool to incorporate calories burned as it doesn’t even recognize workouts logged into Apple Health from the Apple Watch.
Somehow got worse over time?
by LLaura" on 2019/02/09 19:50
Re-downloaded this after a couple years and it was so bad I gave up after 5 minutes. The most basic of foods aren’t loaded (avocado? Almond butter?). Pop-ups all over the place...so much going on. Hated the user experience.
I did not like this app
by Tricker moon on 2019/02/09 19:04
Aside from all of the very annoying pop ups getting started that ask you to enter information without allowing you to go back and correct mistakes, one of the first questions asked was how active you are throughout the day. I answered light because my lifestyle didn’t fit any of the other answers. I stand and walk in spurts throughout the day but also get in heavy exercise for 30-45 minutes a day. Not the biggest deal in the world except the recommendation for calories was way off. This app isn’t useful for what I’m trying to accomplish
App interface too cluttered
by Nol0987654321 on 2019/02/09 18:27
So many ads for premium and its hard to find the feature you want. Interface too cluttered and finicky
Constantly Asks to Update Goal
by Shadesking13 on 2019/02/09 17:35
Every time I open it, it asks me to update my goal. It changes my calories intake goal every single time.
Keeps me on track
by anticipateu on 2019/02/09 11:36
I use this app to balance my food and my exercise. It’s very good for tracking both. You can import recipes, and it will calculate the nutritional value of a serving. Scanning food package UPC’s has never failed me. It brings up the nutritional content of processed foods. In addition, I really like the healthy food recipes that pop up on the blog. I send those to the Pocket app for reference. The font on this app is a little small, and sometimes it doesn’t respond to my touch on the interface. I know this is not related to my phone, I think it’s the speed of the app instead.
Keeping logging me out
by HuskyJ on 2019/02/09 05:32
Recent versions have broken persistent login. Sick of having to re-login all the time.
Love the ap but some issues
by selina bella on 2019/02/09 04:33
I have an iPhone X and for some reason the ap freezes a lot! Like it just keeps “loading” when I’m trying to add things and sometimes it won’t let me type... it’s frustrating when I’m trying to make a routine out of it. But overall a good ap!!!
Calories Don’t Go Under 1200
by KUDarling on 2019/02/08 22:05
As a very small woman, I need less than 1200 calories a day. Yet, the app will not work with my less than 1200/day calorie requirements and I paid full price. Thanks for nothing!
Won’t let me back in
by Beautiful👸 on 2019/02/08 19:19
Put pass code on and now it won’t work said I have wrong pass code piece of junk app.
Inputting new foods
by 12349682628594 on 2019/02/08 18:40
You should be able to import a screenshot of nutrition information to input new foods
What happened to the restaurant feature?
by MechE94 on 2019/02/08 18:33
This is still a great app but the restaurant grouping feature seems to be broken or have been removed. Looking at all menu items for popular restaurants made logging a breeze. It’s still easy, but a bit more tedious/fiddly now.
UI is ugly!
by idavidram95 on 2019/02/08 09:05
Please fix the UI
They refuse to fix problems the app has had for many years...
by schwartzy :] on 2019/02/08 07:37
I used this app about 6-8 years ago and am now coming back to it. This app hasn’t changed visually since... it had many flaws back then on what the user could not do, and those flaws are still there. Some have actually gotten worse. They made the free version 10x worse so you would have to over pay for the premium. Very frustrating. And how do you not come up with any new designs in the past 10 years?
When it works it works
by Bob_Loblaw_LawBlog on 2019/02/07 21:25
This app is great.... when it works. For the last two weeks it’s been buggy ie freezing, shutting down, deleting past food logs, you name it. I’m sure it’s only a bug in the app and not them throttling it so you’ll buy the premium version 🙄
Crash fest
by Slav1977 on 2019/02/07 20:10
This is annoying. Can’t enter a meal without it crashing on me 3-5 times
Don’t buy premium
by nickname7638 on 2019/02/07 16:26
I’ve been using this app for a long time. It’s great for tracking what you eat. Allows you to even enter your own recipes and meals. I purchased the premium at $49.99 a year. Very pricey but thought it would make app even better. I saw no notice change to anything. Even downloaded other Under Amour apps MapMyWalk that they said share information but they do not. I was not going to renew the premium however it did so automatically I contacted Istore but they couldn’t help remove the charge. I sent several emails to UA they did not respond or remove charge! Buyer beware! Save your money! Very Disappointing!
Constant logging off +
by CherylAnnWills on 2019/02/07 16:11
I love this app. I used it for years. But the last 2 months when I tried to use it again it continually logs me out of the app & then won’t accept my log in credentials until I go online @ laptop & reset the whole thing. Over & over again. Who has time for this nonsense ?! I’m disgusted & will search for an app as good but that is consistent.
Recommendation
by DoobieCakes on 2019/02/07 15:58
I fall into the habit of eating the same things and get bored. You know what would be an awesome premium feature? To suggest popular foods/snacks that match the calorie, protein, and fiber counts of the foods I’m logging. This information is almost nowhere at the moment and would be a huge tool for many of us. It would definitely ad to the value of upgrading to premium!
Major inconsistencies
by Cbroussh on 2019/02/07 12:51
The macro goals you set never stay the same on the daily nutrition. I can set my ideal macro goals for protein, carbs, and fats, but it never stays set to the numbers I want. When I look at the goals tab it shows the correct goals I set, but not in the daily nutrition value. This has been an ongoing issue with this app.
Trying to get support’s attn
by Rex III on 2019/02/07 01:23
I like this app but can’t access my account to use it again. I forgot my password but no longer have access to the email I used to create my account. I’ve tried to contact support twice and haven’t heard back. I would like to access my old account rather than create a new one. I will change this to a 5 star review if I ever get a response.
Won’t even let me make an account
by Samhtgc on 2019/02/07 00:57
From what I have seen so far this app is not good. It won’t even let me register my account to start the app! Do not recommend!
Age restriction.
by Behebheh on 2019/02/07 00:21
I’m almost 17, and I’ve decided now is the time to loose some weight. My dad uses this app and says it’s great. So I go to sign up and if I put any age younger than 18 it says my sign up couldn’t be processed. Ok.
What happened?
by wulp on 2019/02/06 23:57
The app freezes whenever I try to add an entry? This is new. I’ve used this app for years without issue. Fix your ish, please.
LOTS of Hiccups
by shannonleerose on 2019/02/06 23:55
While I like the general concept of MFP and I enjoy several of its features, this app has daily hiccups that make logging your calories more tedious and frustrating than it already is. The app regularly closes without warning, not saving anything logged, and it often freezes or doesn’t function at all. I’m not sure what the issue is, but I wish MFP would figure it out.
Most annoying best app
by JtPoundcake on 2019/02/06 21:31
This app gets me so frustrated... it’s perfect up until the point where you’re trying to create a meal and forget to save it. You then loose everything. What’s so hard to have the app automatically save you’re meals AS you’re creating them. After putting in the weights and serving size from your meal, the next day you go to log it and it’s nowhere to be found. I have the paid version and I’m DEFINITELY not going to renew when the time comes around. This is a popular food logging app but believe me, there are much better alternatives.
New updated version breaks more than fixes
by dig48109 on 2019/02/06 19:28
Adding a food with a bar code , doesn’t give the option to add. The button or action had disappeared!!! Annoying Also lost in several generations ago,was the ability to use a scroll wheel to add weight. Instead of punching it in numerically each day. People’s weight do not change that much. So the scroll wheel was better. Basically I’m become more frustrated with the UI/UX of this app. Do better testing on new and old users !
Too much
by arkmomy on 2019/02/06 18:55
Were it not for the fact that our wellness portal forces us to use this for tracking, it wouldn’t even be on my phone. It’s perfect for some people and that’s fine, but I find it cumbersome, snarky, and too dependent upon other apps. I much prefer the streamlined simplicity of my Fitbit for everyday tracking. That said, this app does seem to have one of the most comprehensive databases of foods and beverages that I’ve found. It really is a shame that it doesn’t play well with Fitbit.
Decent if you have the patience to sign in multiple times a day
by FirmBizBWS on 2019/02/06 18:48
It’s a good app that has everything you want in terms of a calorie counting app however it’s very buggy. You have to sign in every day, sometimes multiple times a day in between logging meals, it’s very frustrating and makes the app not worth using because of how buggy it is.
I use this all the time, but lets fix the ads
by Morg "Koi" on 2019/02/06 16:52
Why am I getting ads for fast food on an app that’s supposed to be for good eating?
Great app is too girlie-girl
by Mark Crim on 2019/02/06 16:50
After a year of premium subscription, I’m sold on its benefits with daily use. Trouble is, I can’t recommend it to my guy friends. Too girlie-girl from the app icon on down. The meal planning is for women. Most of the professional pictures focus on women’s health. I see an occasional male pictured, but I wonder about him. Beef up the app and grow your “user base”.
Modifications for Exercise Log
by aldkjflkjsalk on 2019/02/06 15:46
I just got the app today and it seems great. My main problem is there is no way to log abs besides as a set. I do my abs in minutes and want a way to log 10 mins abs.
Great App for someone with a disability
by Miles Of Fun on 2018/04/30 16:58
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.
All food I eat is logged here, but still feel the app is lacking
by Rdprincess on 2018/10/10 16:28
I love this app a lot and use it religiously but I do think it can get stepped up to make it a lot more user friendly and positive. The overall design is so boring and makes it seem just incredibly uninspiring. I do not like that I can’t go and edit recipes on the app only can do that online. A lot of times I’ll make a recipe but will improvise with different ingredients depending on what I have in the fridge at the time and it would be cool to go and edit out one ingredient for another and not be forced to either go sit at the desk top to do this or to have to re enter in a whole new recipe for one or two tweaks. I also am not crazy about how the exercise calories work. Seems very off as far as not giving me enough back. I did an hour orange theory fitness class and was only allotted 36 exercise calories. My Apple Watch is hooked to MFP and I know that I burned a lot more then 36 because the heart rate monitor OTF hooks me up to said I burned 467 in that hour. So to me it seems like something is off? I just stuck to what MFP told me to eat back..36 calories but still it was kind of confusing. I have tried to get help for this issue online and while searching for answers noticed that I’m not the only person who feels this way. I continue to encourage others to start using MFP but I wish that I could give them for sure answers on these issues.
Dietary Restriction Alerts & Polar Compatibility
by Casey Alin on 2017/10/26 22:57
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.
Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note?
by Smileforliz on 2018/07/25 14:11
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. 😥
Lots of functionality, but not a very good app
by jonnydesigner on 2018/05/30 01:27
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.
It made me realize
by klynnshira on 2018/03/13 17:20
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.
Recipe Sharing & Net Carbs?
by pennyb324 on 2017/09/18 23:38
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.
Almost useless for diabetics
by wanderingbark on 2018/11/13 11:57
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.
Must have Fitness App
by MC Soy Latte on 2017/12/18 20:26
MyFitnessPal is an incredible tool for getting a handle on your health and fitness. The app makes it easy to log the food you eat. The calories as well as the grams of each macronutrient. There are too many features to list, but a couple deliver tremendous value. MyFitnessPal automatically updates from my Strava feed, so all my running, biking and strength workouts automatically show up. The food database is very extensive, but you have to know something about the nutritional content of food because some of the food items submitted by users are pretty sketchy. There is, a huge catalog of verified food items, so with a little bit of comparison, you get some accurate data. I do intermittent fasting, where three days a week I eat a very low calorie diet and the other days, I eat normally. MyFitnessPal doesn’t like that and warns me that I’m not eating enough on my low-calorie days. The week view, however, smooths out the daily peaks and values and you can see your averages over time. MyFitnessPal is a valuable tool in my health and fitness program. Along with my Tomtom Cardio watch and Strava, it delivers the metrics I need to stay on track.
Life changing
by Bianca J 0 on 2018/06/14 15:59
I first started using this app when I began bodybuilding. I would have never gained over 15 pounds in muscle and completely changed my body if it wasn’t for myfitnesspal. A few years later, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I had to alter my diet entirely. I had no energy to even work out for 3 months while I waited for my body to respond to the changes I made so I stopped using the app, as I only associated it with tracking my macros for bodybuilding. I also had no knowledge of how little calories the majority of my extremely clean diet consisted of, and because of that, I ended up losing 16 pounds. All those years of consistent hard work, gone...just like that. After hearing this alarming number, I immediately started using myfitnesspal again to gain my weight back. I have not only gained the weight back, I have learned so much about the new foods I am eating. I am also happy to say my health is finally turning around and I am working out again!! While my doctor was the one who saved my life, I this think myfitnesspal had an incredibly strong positive impact as well. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Great relationship
by Fitness Pals with Fitbit on 2017/11/28 16:50
Is it just me or dies MFP seem to be loosing to what it used to be? There are no longer regular challenges, when there used to be new ones every month(ish). In addition, it looses my diary on occasion. Until Sunday, I have been noticing before the day was over, then renting the information. Sometimes it finds it and my entries are in there twice. However, Sunday I didn’t notice and my ALMOST 400 DAY streak was lost. Highly disappointed. I really love this app but as it decreases from what it used to be, I often find myself wondering if using Fitbit for everything and no longer using MFP might be a better alternative. I don't think I wrote this review. It doesn't sound like me and I don't eat pie... anyways, what happened to the current challenges? Al I can't find are challenges that have ended. I have used MFP for a while now and it works great to bring visibility to your days food and activities. I recently purchase a Fitbit Charge HR and they work great together. I am finding myself pushing for those extra steps and leaving off the extra piece of pie or bottle of soda. MFP outranks all other tracking apps that I have used so far and syncs with so many of my other fitness apps!!!
Such a helpful app!!
by THE KING😃 on 2017/09/20 17:25
I've been using MyFitnessPal since February at the recommendation of my trainer. I am 45 and have never really had to worry about my weigh or diet until recently. I had put on 10 pounds and was shocked to discover it wasn't easy to loose (it had always been easy before). With this app, it shows you it's all about math :-). I've lost almost all the weight I want to loose, and the reason I haven't lost it all is because I eat too much lots of days (or I should say, I eat too many high cal junk foods instead of protein and veggies that will fill me up without all the calories). I am eating much healthier though and have learned to fill up on the healthy lower calorie foods most of the time. I feel great!! I'm 5'6' and 125 pounds at the moment. Still a work in progress, but I love this app and am so glad my trainer turned me on to it! I also recommended this app to my brother, and he has been much more conscientious with his food intake. He has completely turned his health around and lost 30 pounds! Thirty pounds in five months! He is 5'10' and now weighs 145 pounds. He looks great and is eating so healthy!
Very convenient and effective!
by Sara-noH on 2018/03/19 17:42
I started using this app as part of my lifestyle change to lose 100 lbs. I have used this in conjunction with other things such as my Garmin. It is very convenient to be able to sync this with my Garmin so I don’t have to add my activities or calories burned. I love that I’m able to scan the things I eat and easily add things that do not have a barcode to scan, a must for this single (and very busy) mom of 4! Being able to add my own meal recipes has been wonderful as well; recipes that’s have been passed down from family (Mexican dishes) which have always been hard to keep track of is no longer a problem. This app, I’m certain, has allowed me to enjoy the foods I want and be mindful of my consumptions and portion sizes. It really has helped put a perspective on my own habits and also had helped me identify how my body gains and looses weight, which I feel is different for everyone and is imperative when trying to lose weight. I lost 75 lbs just by adding this app and of coarse increasing my activity levels. A++ and a 5 star rating from me! Great job developers!
Lost 47 pounds already this year
by Lounswoman on 2017/09/25 16:18
Fitness pal works so well for me. It doesn't judge. It just records facts. I committed to telling it everything except the occasional milk in coffee. I am creating new habits and I didn't quit the first time I was at an unexpected party and went over by 1700 calories that day. I acknowledged that this was the first exception to my new habits and not my habit. I still lost weight that week. Yes, the two pound loss for had targeted. This week was the first week I maintained my weight since April. Every other week has been a loss. I'm totally okay with that. I still log everything. I exercise six days a week. Swim or bike or walk. I counted my 4 hours of volunteer bar tending yesterday as a two hour leisurely walk. It's all good. MyFitnessPal is my pal in this endeavor and I give it the highest rating because it is always there, consistent, and ready to record my steps along the way, be they baby steps or giant leaps of progress. My blood pressure mess are down, I'm no longer prediabetic and my liver enzymes are way down. My fatty liver is also losing weight. If you work it, it will be work for you. 😍
It’s my home
by SSadie68 on 2018/07/21 18:04
This app has saved me in life- It’s always there for me- I might stop for awhile- but when I’m ready to jump on the horse of conscious eating again- it’s there for me- and it remembers me and where I’ve been. I’ve been using it on and off again since 2012- and it shows all my progress. It has every food item you can imagine/ and if not a close counterpart - the barcode option is amazing- you can count your workouts and water easily- when I tried keto- I could easily check how many carbs I was ingesting-and could balance out the percentages with what I ate next- You can create a meal you eat normally and save it as a meal to easily add to your diary a different day-or a button to just add your breakfast from Yesterday - if your always eat the same most days- there is some social options as well- if you have friends using the app- you can see each others progress- I can’t say enough good things- I’ve tried other apps - and I’ve done weight watchers-but I always come back to this app. It’s my comfort and home. It keeps me aware- it keeps me focused and motivated.
MyFitnessPal free app
by FLSunLvr on 2018/02/28 21:11
Just started using this app about a month ago. Used to use Diabetes app and loved it, but no longer supported. There are four problems with this app: 1)You need to type in the brand name of all recipe ingredients-the list of choices isn’t in alphabetical order by brand so it takes forever to find correct nutritional information; 2) For homemade recipes, the number of ingredients is limited, so you have to split up recipe information to account for all calories; 3) There is no way to edit a recipe, so make sure you have all of the ingredient information entered correctly (my fault, here.); 4) This app doesn’t include fiber calculations, so doesn’t show corrected carbohydrates-if it did I would give it five stars, even with problems 1-3, above... It does give suggestions of trends in what you often eat together as a quicker way to add your intake at a given meal. Also has a nice weight loss trend feature which helps you see how much you’ll lose if you keep up calorie burning activities. Does contain ads at free level-no big deal for me... I understand that the Premium app ($$) doesn’t contain ads.
Was the best; in one day, now the worst
by SsnowSnake on 2018/02/10 17:13
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for 8 months. My brother’s family was using it for years and highly recommended it when they found out I was looking for a nutrition tracking app after losing 55 lbs. I loved it! Then this morning it went from 5 stars to 1 star. I prefer no ads, but the premium version is WAY too expensive for features I don’t need and would probably never use. So I don’t mind the ads for the free version. Until this morning. This video of a cute little dog popped up over the app. As I don’t have a dog, I hit the X after it finally appeared and continued to try to enter my breakfast. I had not gotten the next item entered before it popped up again. This occurred over. And over. And over. And over. Many times. Couldn’t finish entering my breakfast. Finally I ran the video. Okay. Maybe it will go away for a while now. Nope. I entered one item and it popped up again. If I can’t finish entering a meal, this app is worthless to me. If pop up are not removed by tomorrow I’m deleting it and finding another app to track my nutrition. Maybe I’ll even find one with a reasonable price and buy it. BTW MyFitnessPal, I buy apps, when priced reasonably. Not subscribe endlessly to them at ridiculous prices for features I’ll never use. Change your profit model.
The UX is awful
by davmey on 2019/01/29 23:40
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.
Good, But It Needs Fixing
by Spontaneous on 2018/05/22 17:24
The app itself is the best in what its intended to do which is to track food intake; the problems are mostly in the functionality while using it. Lately I have noticed that my phone heats up at an accelerated rate when I use the app, and my battery dies just as fast. The app also becomes extremely slow once this occurs. This was not an issue for my phone until a few months ago, but it is now a constant frustration to log anything into the day once my phone reacts this way. Another issue I found was a bug that causes the app to log me out of my account a couple times while opening it. Even while writing this review, it has happened once again. For the record, I have an updated iPhone 7, and MyFitnessPal is the sole culprit for my phone overheating at this time. I know that there have been complaints about the advertisements in the app so that may have something to do with these issues. They already cause my music / podcast to randomly shut off while I have the app opened. I still use the app religiously, but I am wishing for better days when all the bugs and internal problems are crushed.
Not User Friendly
by Akakat76 on 2018/08/14 11:52
I want to use this app because I can link it with the Walgreens app and get bonus rewards for my healthy activity. The problem is that I don’t like it very much because it’s not user friendly. I don’t like having to add each exercise I do along with the number of sets and reps and approximate number of calories burned (which I don’t even know and would have to look up). Also, adding recipes is a lot of extra work too because you have to add each ingredient and then match it up. I would like to have access to an extensive library of different kinds of exercises (calisthenics, yoga, dancing, etc) with the approximate number of calories burned for the amount of time I do them. Similarly, I would like to be able to look up and ingredient for a recipe select the amount used and then have the amount of calories for the ingredient factored in to my recipe and the amount per serving. I also don’t like the list look of the app; it’s not very interesting. I would like to have buttons for each meal, for adding exercises, weight, and water consumption. For now, I’m going to go back to using My Plate by Live Strong; I can’t add recipes but it’s easier and more interesting to use.
Amazing Concept. Atrocious Navigation
by IAmSam2012 on 2018/03/30 02:01
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.
Easy to use and lose!
by Semibald on 2018/01/15 18:35
The only way I lose weight is when I’m counting all my calories. With this app on my phone, I can always do that. I set my goal of 2 lbs loss per week, and I love the graph that displays showing my progress each time I enter a new weight. The only thing I would ask the developer to improve is the recipe section, where you can add some recipe you eat all the time, such as a salad with 5 or 6 ingredients. This makes it much easier to add that same recipe to your food intake another time. But today I tried to enter my breakfast and it kept trying to leave the recipe page as I entered ingredients - Kodiak Buttermilk Cakes, skim milk, 1 egg. When I finally finished it, it had the correct calorie count, but it said I ate 14 g of protein, and that’s just for the Kodiak mix. The total protein should have been 21 g. But overall this app seems to enter accurate info (outside of the recipe function), and I find it extremely useful for calorie counting, weight loss, and keeping track of protein intake when I’m working out.
Accountability, motivation, and results
by Gerb99 on 2018/02/03 13:43
I started using MFP, about a month ago. I had been slowly gaining weight for about a year and my available wardrobe was shrinking. I knew I had to make a change ,so I looked at a couple of calorie tracking apps and decided to go with MFP, because of the ease of entering foods and the community. I synced my FitBit with MFP and noticed that I could get extra calories if I walked and met my step goal for the day. This of course provided extra motivation to get outside and walk when I really didn’t have the desire. My weight loss goal was one pound a week. When I ended the day with several hundred calories left for a couple days in a row MFP let me know that I was being unhealthy and that they would not encourage the behavior. I was really impressed with that accountability as I do struggle with sometimes going to extremes with weight loss. Ultimately, by using MFP I have become more aware of what I’m putting in my mouth and how it makes me feel. I can also already wear more of my clothing!
My Constant Companion
by vgrund on 2018/05/15 10:02
Overall this is a great app. I use it very frequently and I maintain a premium subscription. It carried me through a weight loss journey and through a transformative year in which I became a long distance runner. As a runner, I really enjoy being able to track and alter my macros (and correlate to results). I really love how it adjusts my total calories based on daily exercise. This app has an expansive food database plus an ability to create custom foods and recipes, which I use extensively. It does have it quirks. I do not like how it often insists on opening to the Home page of blog entries. It should open directly to either (1) the diary or (2) a dashboard summary of nutrition (calories to go, macros, etc). Otherwise it is just slowing me down. I use this app in all its forms, phone, iPad and web browser, m and I occasionally experience sync issues with food items. The fix is to go into the problem items and tweak them to force a write. Overall, highly recommended. Like exercise, it is no panacea and one gets back only what one puts into it.
This is the WORST application I have ever downloaded for the iPhone X.
by @edervalencia_ on 2018/07/17 05:44
This app was great when it was running on my iPhone 6S Plus. I actually committed to purchasing the premium version and I was in love with it. But just recently switching over to the iPhone X, it’s like, “did these guys even try?” I kid you not if there was a way to screen record and have everyone see it I would but honestly I have no time and patience. I just want to let everyone on an iPhone X to know that this app is not even close to being optimized for the iPhone X. It makes my phone operate like the iPhone 1. There’s a fat latency when scrolling or even adding a food item. Please don’t even try scrolling down the page because it’s just “too much stress” for this app to handle. And if you’re lucky the number pad when typing an amount will sometimes stay on the page without disappearing. Now, before everyone because an Apple Genius and tries to sit here and troubleshoot with me for the next hour, it’s not the phone, it’s not the amount of memory I have, or battery I have, or weather condition I am operating on, it’s the app. So unless you have patience for this kind of crap, try another app. But if you don’t care then don’t take my word for it.
Please Help A Keto Girl Out, App Needs A Net Carb Calculation Feature!!
by Tattooed_Mermaid on 2018/02/22 04:08
This app is by far the best out there!!! I am a loyal user & a premium member, however I am going to have to jump ship soon & that is why I am giving the app 3 stars. I have lost over 150 lbs following a Keto Lifestyle. I am managing this through the use of 3 different apps at the moment because despite multiple users, including myself asking repeatedly the developers have yet to provide a feature in this app that allows for the calculation of net carbs! Instead users are forced to take to the web to find shortcuts & software patches to add this feature (which only work on a desktop through the website & not on the app & most of the time won’t work at all). So I am pleading, please add this feature!!! I am no software engineer, that is certain, but this can not be that difficult to do or a stretch to far based on all the other amazing features this app has. The other Keto apps out there don’t come close in comparison! But I will not continue to pay for a service that does not give me what I need to continue on my journey of good health.
Very useful, easy, pleasant interface
by Dogodokov on 2018/03/18 03:00
First, love the new update so I can hit "Nutrition" at the top of the screen rather than scrolling to the bottom, since that's what I want to see most. I've been using this app for many years; it's the best to fit my need to casually track what I eat just to be more aware of how much protein, sugar, iron, etc. I'm getting in general. It's really easy to use, the food database has a huge variety of options, and the fact that you can add your own nutritional information from personal recipes is handy. I've never gone for the upgrade because it already fits what I need perfectly but I definitely see how someone might like the perks of Premium, like knowing patterns of what times of day you eat certain things and breaking down your food into categories of protein, sugar, etc. It would be useful if I cared about being more specific and intentional but for my need to just casually be aware of how my nutrition is, the free version is super.
Doesn’t sync with Apple Health app accurately
by EarthWorms&Tires on 2018/10/24 11:16
The app is well made and easy to use. The developers update regularly and fix bugs. The database of food nutrition is accurate enough to fill your journal well enough. A significant problem is that it won’t sync accurately to your Apple Health app. You can’t plan your meals in advance by logging them early in the morning or the night before. Because if you log early and make adjustments later, MyFitnessPal logs the meal twice and won’t delete the old meal you removed/modified. Thus the Apple Health app will show you are nearly twice as many calories as you actually did and what is shown in MyFitnessPal. Another problem is if you log the night before, it loads that into MyFitnessPal as the day you entered it, making Apple Health app show you eating all that food the same day you entered it. Health insurance providers are starting to use the Apple Health data log to provide you with different benefits. Which is great in my opinion. But if MyFitnessPal can’t start syncing properly with Apple Health app, then it may become pertinent to find another app that will.
Can’t live without
by Angelkiss7 on 2017/10/06 03:38
I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for a good portion of my life. One thing I can’t stand is going on a diet, because then I sabotage myself by having something that is not “on plan.” With MyFitnessPal, everything is “on plan,” because I’m holding myself accountable. I know I shouldn’t want or give into the need to have a cookie, but I’m human, and I do. By tracking my food, I am more than satisfied with my one (or two 😇) cookies because I know what happens when I eat more and that it’s not going to help me lose weight. Every time I get back on MyFitnessPal, I lose weight. I lost 50 lbs. in a little over 6 months to get pregnant with my son. Well, I fell into the pregnancy cravings, and then went through a lot of stress eating after having him to the point that I gained 75 pounds back. I’m back on MyFitnessPal for about 6 months now and I’m down 40 pounds. Yes, I still have a lot to go, but I know I’m going to get there because this works. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.
So far I love it
by HeidinKent on 2018/01/19 16:23
Trying to lose weight. I hate dieting, I hate tracking nutrition intake, because it is such a pain. But we’re in a new age, this is sooooo much better, simpler, easier than the old notebook with looking up nutrition & calories on the computer. I love tracking everything now. You get credit for exercise, looking up food is easy to do, I always have my phone with me... This makes monitoring calories in - calories burned so effortless. It is easy to get caught up in exact #s for each nutrition but I use this as a good guesstimate on calories, carbs, protein, and fat to keep me on track. I can easily go back and edit prior day. I can see weekly totals. I’ve been trying to eat more protein and fat and less carbs but fell off wagon for sugar over the holidays and overdoing with healthy fats have been making me fatter. “In order to control something we need to first measure it.” This app helps me with this. I’m on the 5-2 diet, so fasting 2 days, eating 3 meals, 5 days, monitoring and increasing protein. So far, so good.
Even for the Casual Tracker
by Colonelbrig on 2018/02/02 15:01
I admit I am not a hardcore training kind of guy. But, even at my level of mild (really mild) training, and paying mediocre attention to what I eat, the FitnessPal app is very useful. I do try to pay attention to making my entries, and because of that, I do watch my calories more so that I would do otherwise. When I run out of my allotted calories, I pretty much stop eating for the day. Beneficial from two standpoints: 1) I know what my calorie intake should be, and 2) I actually pay attention to it, from a consumption standpoint. So, even though I am not enthusiastically training, I am also not just eating everything thinking it is okay. Just the awareness and self-imposed accountability of tracking is far better than a lackluster approach of paying no attention at all. I also count my steps, which is personally satisfying, and have my FitnessPal cross-linked to Map My Ride, which my wife and I enjoy using, also. Thanks for both!!
Too many clicks
by Deeyo12 on 2018/05/23 00:02
Waaay too many clicks to get to the scanner. Unless I haven’t been able to find something that is there after over a year, there’s no way to just scan an item to store for future input without logging it into the diary. Sometimes, like when you’re shopping bulk at the market, you just need the information for later. I don’t see how that’s possible. Also, of course MFP has a huge database of foods, but using whole and fresh foods to put together recipes is extremely cumbersome. For example, a homemade granola bar recipe could have a lot of hidden, unnecessary calories, but it’s a lot of trouble to enter everything in the correct measurements to equal one serving. I feel like I should enter an exercise count after each recipe, it’s such a process. Taking 10 minutes to enter ingredients from a home cooked meal does not incentivize me to use this app anymore. And importing recipes does no good, because since every person is different, every recipe has to be modified in some way, usually over several ingredients. Looking elsewhere.
Great way to log / track your food intake
by Mav2316 on 2017/10/12 11:00
This is a very convenient app when it comes to logging you food for the day, the UPC reader is especially convenient for quickly and accurately logging any type of health prepackaged foods when you're on the go. I recently purchased the Microsoft band which I thought would interact with this app. Unfortunately it isn't quite there yet, it does log my steps from my phone but unfortunately I don't always have my phone on me so the band it likely much more accurate... Although you can add your physical exercise manually in the app so it's more of a convenience issue that anything... Overall this is a great app that I have been using for quite some time (well before it was sponsored by under armor)... I recently (last 3 months) purchased the full upgraded version of the app to track macros as well as additional features and tracking abilities... best $50 I’ve ever spent on my own health!!!!
Won't let me change serving sizes without a fight
by iona 6 on 2018/08/13 23:30
Periodically refuses to allow the amount of food in a serving to be changed from what was entered in the past. If I had a third of a cup of cottage cheese (for example) one day, and then the next day a quarter cup, My Fitness Pal fights with me when I try to use the fraction or decimal counter to enter the amount of food to reflect the most recent serving. It also usually won't allow the amount to be entered manually as a decimal--I can't enter 0.25 cups, it won't accept input of the 0.XX number and shows, in this case, 25 cups. This happens occasionally, but more and more often, and usually after an update. ETA: After the most recent update, I cannot change the serving sizes AT ALL if I copy a meal from another day to save myself the trouble of typing and searching. It will not let me. Don't you people understand the concept of leftovers? There might be a smaller serving left the second or third time you eat a portion. I am sick and tired of fighting with the app when I'm trying to be accurate about serving sizes.
Premium Subscription
by Reluctant Reviewer 😏 on 2018/06/07 16:51
I understand two things with the nature of free trials and subscriptions. If you forget about them they over charge and do it without notification. This is the first app review I’ve ever done, not only because I was charged for a YEAR subscription after one month of trial (They could have just charged me 9.99 for another month instead of taking the last bit of money I’d had available for kids shoes). Listen, I understand that I should have set a reminder and cancelled my subscription like an adult, but sometimes things get busy and we forget. Thus, me trying to contact a human via phone or email (not picky here...just a human). I tried thrice to email and was refused the privilege of sending it because the app rerouted me to learning how to cancel my account. Trust me...I already did that. I just wanted to see if I could contact a human to explain the frustration, and yet I’m now reduced to having to send a negative review in a public forum - and kind of hate myself for it, but if you can’t even let me email you...? 😏 ...and the interface in-app is pretty much the most basic and lacking even the SMALLEST amount of visual enjoyment. So there’s that.
PLEASE ADD A NET CARBS SETTING!!!
by sassmaster93 on 2017/10/23 16:43
This app is so awesome in terms of the food database which is the main reason that I use it. But I am on a strict and permanent low carb/keto diet. This app does NOT give me an accurate consumption of my daily carbs because it doesn’t include net carbs. YES, I realize that you can just subtract fiber from total carbs but this is NOT what is used to determine your daily macros. Some days my macros will show that I had between 11-15% carbohydrate consumption for the day when almost 2/3 of that amount is fiber (aka carbs that DO NOT affect blood sugar). It’s really disappointing and discouraging to not have a setting that allows me to implement my personal goals. Please add a net carbs setting and this app will be perfect! I am contemplating whether or not to continue subscribing to the premium. I will definitely cancel my subscription if a net carb setting is not implemented within the next few months because I simply cannot keep track of my goals without that.
Customer service?
by Hefcbeijcnien on 2017/11/16 18:20
Is there a way to directly ask questions about the app? I didn’t see an option to contact the developers anywhere. I’m mostly just confused whether Im using the application wrong or if this is a glitch of some sort. I have my goal set to “gain” weight. For some reason it always displays for me that I have gained 9 pounds in one day. Not possible. And also I have lost weight not gained weight and even though I update my weight in there it is still displaying numbers that don’t pertain to me or make any sense. It also notifies me when I lose and displays it with a green arrow as if it was my goal to lose weight... even though I clearly see my progress and what weight I have typed in, it still displays everything incorrectly. I only use this app to do a calorie count and make sure I’m eating over my recommended amount. The rest of the features are just frustrating to use. Any person can figure out that starting at 89, then going to 93, then to 90 would not mean that you have gained 9 pounds.
This app is great! A couple of things though...
by erin! ;D on 2018/10/14 19:51
For logging purposes, this app is great. There are very few things that aren’t in their library of logged foods, and I also enjoy the fact that you can add unlimited recipes in it for easier logging for home cooked foods! The interface seems to be a little outdated and could be improved, but in terms of actual usage, this app trumps any other food logging app. The one thing that I would change is the progress section. I don’t like how all my progress pics I take through the app get truncated; I started taking my own pics using the camera app, which I feel like I shouldn’t have to do. You also cannot add measurements in the app (like chest, hips, waist circumferences). You can do it in the website, but it’s so much easier if I could do it all at once on the app. Overall though, I’m very pleased with this app. And a GIANT plus is that I don’t feel like I need the premium in order to get everything that I need!
Guess kids aren’t allowed to lose weight
by Alek Kerkesner on 2018/09/14 18:11
I’m 14 and I’m not overweight I’m just trying to lose weight before track season. I wanted an app to start tracking my calories and downloaded this because I like under armor. The problem was each time it wanted me to sign up it asked for my age, and when I put my actually age, it denied it. So I tired a birthday above the age of 18 and it let me in. Normally I would be ok with that because I have to input a fake age for a lot of things. But it says that we need to put our age for an accurate measurement of calories. So if I lie about my age then how is it going to give me an accurate data? Also what’s the harm in a kid under 18 losing weight? I want this app so I can lose weight without ruining my growth by eating a lot less than I need to. So why is there an age restriction? But other than this the app is good so far but I’m worried that the fake age will be a problem in the future.
This WAS a good app
by Noucamp13 on 2018/06/28 11:27
I have been using this App for years. At the beginning it helped me through my weight-loss journey, and it was fantastic. I attributed my success, in part, to this app. Since then it has helped me maintain a healthy weight, and improve my macros intake in order to get a balanced diet and achieve better results from my training. Then Under Armour bought the app. This is when it went downhill. Since that time, every new update is worse than the previous one. It has come to the point that the app quits abruptly, takes the longest time to add foods, wrongly calculates your calories consumed/remaining (or takes a long time to update them after inputting foods), and worst of all, it drains my phone’s battery like crazy. I used the app for 35 sec, which only gave me time to input 2 items, and battery went from 82% to 76%. As soon as I closed the app the battery drain stopped (I have downloaded videos and articles over the past 20 min and my battery is at 72%). I am saddened, to say the least, that such a great app has turned to be a piece of junk. It became part of my routine and now it is unusable. Time to move on, I guess.
Great Overall App and Worth the Monthly
by Jmd233 on 2017/10/25 23:29
I’ve been using this app for a little over two weeks now and it is an absolute life changer. I’ve been struggling to maintain the necessary nutrition for my weight loss goals because I have never found a consistent convenient way to track calories and macro nutrients (protein, carbs, fats). This app is AMAZING! It makes calorie counting not only convenient, but also kind of fun. Additionally, it helps me take my nutrition beyond just calorie counting and breaks my meals up across the macros based on goals I have set. If you are using some other app/ system to do this, I would be hard pressed to believe it works as well or even close to as well as this one does. I don’t think I’ve even discovered all the capabilities this app offers, but when I do I’ll be sure to share. Definitely can’t go wrong with this app by your side. I have to give a big thanks to whoever designed it.
Love the app, but its calories are off
by Annoyed User@annoyed on 2019/01/17 11:14
I love this app. I have used it for weight gain and weight loss. The barcode reading feature is awesome. With this, I am about to plan my entire day’s worth of meals in one sitting occasionally. Every once and a while, I can fit in one junk food meal during the day, which just means I have to eat less during other meals that day, but its that ability that makes losing weight easier. My one significant complaint, which is why it gets 4 stars from me is that it does a horrible job at calculating how many calories you should eat. When I have used it for gaining weight, it has said 3100ish when its more around 2700ish and for losing weight it has told me I should eat too little. That said, if you put in the leg work of using a TDEE calculator and/or do a 3 day count then use this app as a food diary/macro tracker to reach the calories and macros you want then it is great. Most recently I have lost around 10lbs using this app.
Great app for tracking macros
by ichigochatte on 2019/01/05 05:06
As a medical student, I don’t get much exercise due to lack of time. I have gained quite a bit thanks to the stress, lack of sleep and regular exercise. This app is similar to other calorie tracking apps in terms of having crowdsourced calorie counts but what really does it for me is the tracking of macronutrients and the motivational messages that pop up when you log. The macronutrients really demonstrate where your weaknesses lie, obviously in carbs, but also when you eat your most calories. In addition, the little motivational messages of “this food has high fiber” and “if every day were like today you would be x pounds in five weeks” is very motivating. Lifestyle changes is about finding something that sticks, and this app helps me hone in on problem areas that I need to work on especially if I don’t have time to exercise and limiting my intake is the only way to stay healthy.
Calories are king
by parabolgirl on 2017/10/11 02:58
I used MyFitnessPal about 4 or 5 years ago when I started dieting & I had lost about 50 pounds. This year I gained back about 15 pounds and started dieting again. At first my weight loss was at a stand still until I started using MyFitnessPal again and started tracking my calories and weighing out my food portions. The app has changed since I last used it years back but when I logged back in it still had all of my weight loss info from when I used the app previously, which I liked. They have a great feature now that wasn’t on the app when I used it years ago, but you can import recipes from websites and it calculates the nutritional info for you which I love cause I’m always cooking at home. Also they have a huge database for food. I’ve been using the app for about 6 weeks now and have lost 13 pounds. I love this app and can’t recommend it enough.
Great, not perfect.
by Dongrayblack on 2017/12/15 14:02
This app is incredibly granular. I love the detailed nutritional data that this app provides. It's so cool to be able to think up a smoothie recipe off of the top of my head, add the ingredients in and pick their sizes, and right away MyFitnessPal shows you fats, sugars, vitamins, calories, fibers, protein, etc. My biggest complaint is the lack of the ability to SEE THE INGREDIENTS of added recipes. It's simply senseless to not be able to see something so simple... I saw a member of the MyFitnessPal online community say the following back in 2011: "I make meal plans for an entire week, and then from that, I go back and make a grocery list. I don't have my recipes memorized, and it would make it easier to see what I needed for certain things if I could just click on the name of the recipe from that particular day in the diary. (And please don't respond with the ways to get around this, cause I know them! I am simply suggesting that this would be an easier way to do it!)" Why has this not been fixed yet?
Awesome app, but servings can be hard.
by Kazland on 2017/09/12 17:25
I love this app, it makes it easy to keep track of what I'm eating and how much, and if I'm not sure how many carbs are in say "grade A egg" I can easily search it. My only issue is I wish it would show gram/ ounces more often, it does on meat and a few other items, but say I go and look up say; the cheese I get from the deli at the store, it shows up as a slice, which is a big problem because depending on who slices it it can be a totally different thickness, and can just give me so much anxiety over if I'm eating to much or if I'm under protein. It's not to hard to get around by asking the deli to check the label and tell me, but it's just so frustrating especially when I find out, eat a say ounce of cheese for = 1 carb, go to add it and then get to play the game of doing weird serving sizes to get it to somewhat add up. Over all it's a great app and a great tool to use, it's just certain things that I have to work around.
Great app, but has Fitbit syncing problems
by Marie55555 on 2018/03/24 02:25
As a food journal, 5 star app. But I took away 2 stars for 2 other reasons. You may not care about these issues. If you just want to journal, this is the best app. The app does great with tracking food and finding foods and their nutrients The best feature is the barcode scanner. If there is a barcode on food you can usually get the nutrients from the barcode. Makes it really easy to log all the specifics. On the negative side. How food organized, and how your most recent grades come up, isn’t totally intuitive. additionally, the green badges that indicate trust in food is sometimes not accurate. I’ve looked up nutrients for specific foods and found they don’t match some of the green badged items. It’s a great idea, but I need a little more QA. That is why I took away one star. I took away another star, because of the fit bit syncing problem. The worst feature is that the app often won’t sync with a Fitbit. It says it will. But it won’t. It’s a glitch in the system. This has been driving me nuts for the past three days. It is apparently driving many other people nuts as well. Better not to say you have the functionality, then to say you have it and have people spend literally hours disconnecting and reconnecting devices without success. There are many strings on mine about this problem. I followed many sets of directions to solve - all to no avail. Overall, if any of the above were fixed, 5 stars.
Favorite app to lose weight with but could use improvements.
by Ozzirus on 2018/01/10 16:32
I’ve had this app for years and have tracked my calories on and off every time I want to lose weight. It’s gotten a lot easier to track because all my frequent foods are already saved. The only suggestions I have are: 1. When looking at your progress there should be a “highest weight” option because I’m sure there’s a lot of people who’s “starting weight” and “highest weight” are different. 2. I would love more motivational milestones. Or if there was something like rewards for losing weight. For example, if I’ve lost a certain amount of weight, it would be nice to have feedback from the app. Maybe a pop up with stats and facts about how long its taken me, or how that weight affects the body. One time I logged for 100 days straight, and on the 100th day I was expecting something to happen...a congratulations or something but it was anticlimactic and nothing happened lol
Problems hanging up and crashing
by schreky on 2018/07/13 18:44
The last few updates have made the app unreliable. It seems to take forever updating food and exercise entries. At times it becomes totally unresponsive. I have to quit and relaunch frequently. Last night it took me twenty minutes to make three food entries for food items I eat frequently. My iPad mini2 is current in all its iOS updates. I seldom have more than two apps running at a time. I have reinstalled the app more than once but this really doesn’t help. I find a much older version on my original iPad (1st generation) works more reliably, but this is only available to me at home and can’t scan bar codes. I don’t know if this problem occurs because I have logged in for over 1060 days in a row so that my data might be unwieldy or if it is something else. Perhaps the unpaid version uses slower servers. A real shame because I started using the app to lose weight because of health issues. Would hate to finally toss it for another app. Update— I have finally had it. I find using the web page on a Chromebook easier than fighting this useless app. It is deleted!
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Whether you want to lose weight, tone up, get healthy, change your habits, or start a new diet, you’ll love myfitnesspal. • Consumer Reports #1 rated diet • PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Selection • #1 health and fitness app for 4 years straight Also featured in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Wired, USA Today, Family Circle, Marie Claire, NBC, CNET, Shape, the Today Show and more. See for yourself why myfitnesspal is the world’s most popular health and fitness app. TRACKING FOOD IS FAST AND EASY • Biggest Food database -- 6+ million foods in our database including global items and cuisines. • Barcode Scanner -- Simply scan barcodes to log foods. 4+ million barcodes recognized. • Recipe Importer -- Easily import the nutrition information for the recipes you cook. • Restaurant Logging -- Quickly log menu items from your favorite restaurants. • Food Insights -- Learn how to make healthier choices about the foods you eat. • Personalized Experience -- Create your own foods, recipes, and meals and save favorites. • calorie counter -- We automatically calculate the calories in your foods, meals and recipes. • track All Nutrients -- Calories, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, cholesterol, vitamins, and more. • Customize Your Diary -- Log breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks or create your own meals. Water Tracking -- Log water in cups, ounces or ml. We save your recently logged amounts. REACH YOUR GOALS • Choose A Goal -- We support weight loss, weight gain, and weight maintenance goals. • Goal Setting -- Create your own goals or let us create personalized goals for you. Change Habits -- It's almost like having a nutrition coach right inside your pocket. LOG YOUR EXERCISE AND STEPS • Connect 50+ Apps & Devices -- Syncing your workouts is easy and automatic. • Choose From 350+ Exercises -- Or create your own exercises and workouts. • Log Cardio Exercises -- Including running, walking, biking, swimming, yoga, pilates and more. • Log Strength Exercises -- Including sets, reps, and weight per set. • track Steps -- Set a daily step goal and see a graph of your step history. We connect with all your favorite apps and devices -- Including Fitbit, Jawbone UP, Garmin, mapmyfitness, Runkeeper, Strava, Runtastic, Misfit, withings, the Apple health app, UA Record and many more! GET SUPPORT AND MOTIVATION • Add Friends -- Connect with friends for an extra layer of support and accountability. • Join Our Community -- Find motivation, support, tips, and advice in our active forums. Newsfeed Updates -- Share your accomplishments and see friend’s progress in the news feed. CELEBRATE YOUR SUCCESS • Chart Your Progress -- Stay motivated with a graph of how you’re improving over time. • Progress Photos -- Add photos to your weight entries to see and celebrate your progress. • Nutrition Reports -- View a history of your calories, macros, and nutrient intake. • Share Your Progress -- Help inspire friends and family members on their own health journey. Download myfitnesspal and start living a happier and healthier life today! SUBSCRIPTION PRICING & TERMS myfitnesspal is free to download and use. Should you choose to upgrade to myfitnesspal Premium, we offer two auto-renewing subscription options: $9.99/month $49.99/year Payment will be charged to your credit card through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription renews automatically unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. There is no increase in price when renewing. Subscriptions can be managed and auto-renewal turned off in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Read our full Terms of Service and our Privacy Policy at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/terms_and_privacy. For our full terms and conditions and our privacy policy, please visit: https://account.underarmour.com/privacy?locale=en.
Exercise logging ok, weight loss plans GARBAGE
by War Hoover on 2019/02/17 12:22
While this is a decent program for logging food and exercise, the calorie algorithm is complete crap and doesn’t accurately map potential weight loss. If you think the information and plans you get for this will help you lose weight you get what you pay for.
Subscribed and cant see the go premium
by Jelmod on 2019/02/17 09:33
I have been using this app for a year now with no issues. All of a sudden the app in forced signing me out. When I signed in again i saw that I cant view my micronutrients. As if Im logged in as regular user
Keeps deleting my entries
by jo.ann.ah on 2019/02/17 07:25
I love this app, however lately the bugs have been super annoying. It keeps logging me out & every time I log my food into my food diary, it keeps deleting my entries. Please fix
Solid app for dieting
by T3kn0m0nk3y on 2019/02/16 17:32
I both love and hate this app. The diet tracking is nearly perfect. If only the interface was a bit more streamlined and included time stamps options. The weight tracking is also good. However the exercise tracker is useless. It kind of works for standard cardio choices like running/biking but has nothing for other types. The weight lifting options are completely un-usable it doesn’t even have most exercises in the database. Calorie burning calcs are terrible too. It should just import/integrate with other apps for that. I want it to be better because I love the idea of it, they just seemed to focus on it as a diet tool mainly.
Doesn't show results, crashes
by Sh.za on 2019/02/16 16:57
I updated the app and I have an excellent wifi connection but there are times when the app just crashes... and sometimes it wouldn't show any results so I have to close it completely, open it again and re enter everything.. its annoying. It was great but after the last update it's just so slow
Upgrade pest
by terry106sc on 2019/02/16 14:38
Just installed and deleted 20 minutes later. It is really great at bugging you to upgrade to the paid version.
scam
by Pyoahmad on 2019/02/16 03:58
Why did you charge me for a year subscription when I did not even ask for one?!!?! I want a refund I never even used this app for weeks
Not working
by lyssa1/5 on 2019/02/16 02:29
I have had this app downloaded on my phone and for the past 6 days, I have been trying to create an account. Every time I try to create the account it says “sorry, we are unable to create an account” I don’t recommend this app to anyone, it has just been very frustrating.
Best App — But...
by Emma1095 on 2019/02/15 19:49
It needs the ability to set it to track NET Carbs ONLY for those of us on Ketogenic Diet. Please add an option for net carbs!!! Please!???
Battery hog- Beware
by mph66 on 2019/02/15 19:24
I love everything about this app except that it eats my battery for breakfast. I’m running iPhone 6 with iOS 12.1.2. Under “battery health “ it shows 19 mins of screen time and 7 mins background = 22% of battery usage, but it’s the only thing close to that level of consumption. Egregious, and has put my phone out of commission on more than one occasion. It’s too bad, because the app’s ability to scan bar codes is really amazing. Also wish it would readily display carbs GI/GL (I have T2 diabetes).
Buggy
by LadyShine2013 on 2019/02/15 19:15
The app keeps logging me out. The website version won’t display newsfeed. Useless program. Back to my net diary!
continuous errors
by flick beans on 2019/02/15 18:07
Won’t even let me sign up filled out all the info about 10 times now and it continues to say unknown error
Love the app, but why is it closing all the time?
by TennGI on 2019/02/15 14:13
I’ve found a lot of value using My Fitness Pal, but after paying the almost $50/year for the upgrade to Premium, I find it pretty frustrating that it’s closing automatically as I try to make diary entries. Can we fix this?!
Not syncing with Fitbit or other apps
by Hbarjr on 2019/02/14 16:59
At one time MFP synced seamlessly with my Fitbit Charge 2 and other apps like UA Record. Now there is no syncing at all with these apps. MFP does sync somewhat with the iPhone’s built in motion processor but even these steps do not correlate with the Fitbit’s number of steps. Please fix the problem so that I can continue to use MFP.
Terrible
by Hugo080 on 2019/02/14 04:40
I have deleted and reinstalled this app probably 5times. It keeps on freezing up, cant use it at all.
The best!
by Evo24_7 on 2019/02/14 03:57
5 stars!
I’m annoyed
by BBTQ on 2019/02/14 03:40
Normally I love this app but lately I can’t have the app open for a minute before it keeps crashing. I can’t log my food in because it always closes down. Please fix this ASAP
Last update slowed it way down
by DelKerby on 2019/02/14 03:30
I have been using this app for years. The last update made entering meals agonizingly slow. Not an improvement, just the opposite.
This is a nice app but a lot of the food entries have incorrect nutrition values
by jennisanangel on 2019/02/14 03:22
the food entries have incorrect nutrition values. Also, it would be awesome on the premium version if when you look at your nutrition for the day and click on say fiber or vitamin A it lists different healthy options for getting more of what you guys suggest we need more of like for fiber prunes for example or berries. It would save me a lot of time because at this point I see what I’m lacking in, then I have to google what I can eat to get me on track when it would be so much easier and helpful for you guys to add a link to each one showing your healthy suggestions.
Use to be great but now makes you keep logging in.. ugh
by App reviewer 1017 on 2019/02/14 01:58
I have used your app since 2012 and have loved it up until recently. Stop making my log in every dang time or at least get facial recognition
Problem syncing with UA app
by valencia student on 2019/02/14 01:47
So far I’ve loved that I can track my calories and it’s very accurate. I got to the gym 5 days a week but I initially downloaded this app thinking that it would show me everything through my UA app and incorporate the calories burned at the gym. The nutrition part on my UA app just stays blank. Please fix.
If care about net carbs with keto use carb manager instead!
by hockeynut3131 on 2019/02/13 21:28
My fitness pal is a great app but falls short for keto. It won’t let you calculate net carbs. Try the app carb manager. So much easier to use for keto!
Correct the math coding (Nutrition/Macro)
by Backjo on 2019/02/13 19:28
The app is great for many reasons it does a great job counting calories and logging food. The Nutrition Macro tab has an error in the math. The percentages are off. Protein/protein+carbs+fat the app doesn’t calculate this accurately.
iPad makes me re-log in AND doesn’t save the password
by E86HotWheels on 2019/02/13 17:59
What have you done to the app for the iPad? I use this on both iPhone and iPad. And have used the app for a couple of years, so this isn’t newbie error. The last few weeks, I’ll log info onto the phone version and the iPad version, no issues. Then iPad app says “log in”. Ok. Won’t take my password. I wrote it down and thought I had saved it. Finally, I reset the password. A few days pass, still logging info onto both the phone and iPad. Then, the iPad pops “log in”. Having SAVED the password for auto fill, I put my password in to get to the passwords and IT IS NOT THERE. I try the password I wrote down when I changed it and DOESN'T work. This is ticking me off. Meanwhile, I can continue to log into the iPhone app without any issues. What is wrong with the App on the iPad?
Deleted most of my info
by Sikarios on 2019/02/13 15:38
It’s gone
Great functionality relentless upselling
by Brouilkr on 2019/02/13 13:01
Great app function wise. But I’ll probably quite using it and search for something else because every other time I open the free version it prompts me to save my goals, which includes signing up for their emails which I don’t want. So if I forget to uncheck that I get a bunch of emails every day. Then it prompts me to go premium. EVERY OTHER TIME I OPEN IT! I don’t mind ads and I get that it’s free but this just jams it down my throat.
Constant Struggle Connecting Fitbit
by MichinAlien on 2019/02/13 03:26
I keep having to go through sessions of disconnecting and reconnecting my account with Fitbit repeatedly every week, because MyFitnessPal doesn’t sync properly. I’m tired of this and would rather use a different app at this point. Otherwise, this app is awesome. Great database for food and exercise tracking. Truly a shame that I need to try something else.
Kelly s
by Ksardo on 2019/02/13 03:20
Very buggy. Can’t get it to regularly sync with my Fitbit. Makes tracking food and exercise difficult.
Constant problems.
by Kathippie on 2019/02/13 00:46
From it crashing constantly, to the problems of every time I try to log on it’s an error or “wrong email or wrong password”. Now I figured it was just me, no I’ve changed my password every single time I have to log in. I’ve saved my password to my phone but it says it’s always wrong. I don’t understand. And when I do log in it just crashes.
Useless
by Bertha00179 on 2019/02/13 00:08
This app keeps forgetting to update my steps and I’ve tried synching it up multiple times and redownloading and it still doesn’t work. What a waste of time.
Great app, but no net carbs???
by Dbs66 on 2019/02/12 23:20
Love the app, worth the price, does everything someone who wants to get in shape needs it to do with one big exception. No net carbs-it should be easy to create that functionality even on an optional basis for a fiber deduct. If you believe in the fiber deduct, turn it on, if you don’t, keep it off. Please add so we don’t have to switch to another app. Thanks
Useful but annoying too
by ckeseling on 2019/02/12 22:41
I’ve used this app for years and in general I think it’s the best out there for tracking food. BUT...everything outside of that is a pain in *@! I don’t want to see this useless blog/news feed when I launch the app. It creates extra steps to get to the diary/food journal. Additionally, same scenario when I’m trying to get to my friends section. I have to drill through like 4 clicks deep (I know 1st world problems but still). Not a way to foster a community like say Fitbit or others. Please...please...please let us launch the app straight into the diary. It’s the whole purpose of the app.
Fantastic!!
by RachRach3 on 2019/02/12 22:27
I LOVE this app!! The barcode scanner is the BEST! Super simple to keep track of calories and I like how it adds calories when you exercise!
AD
by Hank McClintock on 2019/02/12 21:46
You all should seriously consider adding a “net” carb feature to the meal and daily totals. Also, the weight tracker starting weight keeps changing as I’m losing weight. It would be nice to see the original weight stay static so I could celebrate lbs lost. Otherwise. Good app.
Increasingly incorrect info
by jeff72034 on 2019/02/12 20:28
As much as I’ve previously loved this app, it now appears to have more INCORRECT food data than CORRECT data in the foods I eat. I never had so much trouble in the past but it’s getting to be a real pain to chart my progress.
Not for Keto
by Darlalicious on 2019/02/12 20:22
The only thing I’ve been able to do is track my calories unless I sign up for the premium version. Keto is not looking at calories, it’s looking more at the type of fat. Don’t bother with this. I’m going to try some other app.
Bugs
by TiffSop on 2019/02/12 15:19
The app is awesome and I would typically rate 5 stars. I just updated this app and it keeps shutting down on me. I’m trying to get back into my kick but the app is making it difficult to stay on track. Please fix and I will change to 5 stars.
App is Crashing
by Missstttiiiieeeeee on 2019/02/12 15:10
I am trying to add my food and exercises but the app crashes and sends me to the home screen. I hope you can get this fixed soon!
Upgraded to poor quality
by Cantamos y Bailamos Mas on 2019/02/12 15:10
I liked and used the free version for several years and last week decided to upgrade to Premium. App crashes every single time to the point where I cannot use it at all. I'll try to get back to what I had before or bounce to another app. I guess I'm only writing this to help others avoid the hassle and expense as I'm sure I'll never hear from the developer or UA to make this right.
Please fix
by podcastoneisuberlame on 2019/02/12 14:58
This app has been destroyed with the most recent update. Incredibly slow, overheats and slows my phone down. This was never an issue before. The app is completely weighed down. The new search interface is terrible. Freezes constantly. Ready to delete the app which is a shame because this was an amazing app before you messed with it!!
Love it but...
by punkbunny15 on 2019/02/12 14:42
I love this app and have used it for years but recently it has been logging me off ever 2-3 days and then takes forever to load my info back in or all together loses my exercise which then affects my calories. Please fix this!!! It has been going on for several weeks now and is becoming very frustrating.
Decepcionada
by zVTorres on 2019/02/12 10:23
Lo estuve utilizando por una semana y luego me borro toda la data.
The app makes you log in too much
by 800 names later on 2019/02/12 04:18
It seems that every 2-3 days now the app makes you log in. One of the main things about having apps on a smartphone is not having to log in repeatedly. Well now I need to log in every few days.....twice in the last three hours. Guess I need to either memorize my password (which is now a long hard to remember password because of the data breach) or move on to another app. Very annoying. I will never get the paid version of this.
Fix the app
by NKMel2019 on 2019/02/12 03:31
The app keeps crashing please fix this did not happen when I used the app a year ago. Every time I tried to add a food or exercise entry it crashes.
Something is wrong
by Amosvladkz on 2019/02/12 01:58
Lately I am trying to add food and every time the app is close I reopen it again to find out my food has been erased. I’ll add it again and the will erase my food over and over again . I don’t want to use another app to track my food but you guys are pushing me to do so. I hope this gets fix soon.
Was good
by Lovelajolla on 2019/02/11 22:57
This app was awesome until it glitches out under the nutrition section. Please fix the bugs!
IT WORKS!
by poikkeus1 on 2019/02/11 22:29
Put simply, this app has helped make my weight loss possible. By including a wide variety of foods with calorie counts, I can approximate my food and exercise requirements.
No net!!!
by AMaeSteag on 2019/02/11 21:09
Net carbs??? Please add net carb tracking to the app. This would make it much more Keto friendly!! Pretty please! And a 5 star app. :)
Terrible
by rachelsragonfly on 2019/02/11 17:32
The interface for logging food is terrible. It won’t search for food items on mobile. It keeps wanting to add the day before. I can’t add coffee. I have to create a food item just to add coffee. I have no idea how many servings is in a boat of coffee!
Unknown error
by Lab Blab on 2019/02/11 15:53
Have not been able to use this app since before Christmas....log on errors galore
Subscription failed
by But my stuff on 2019/02/11 15:48
I love this app however it has happened twice that when I log in it doesn’t recognize my subscription for premium I’ve purchased and it a big pain.
Can’t sign up and not receiving login help emails
by Bubbly popcorn on 2019/02/11 14:12
I had a MyFitnessPal account around 2-3 years ago. Tried logging in by connecting my Facebook account but a pop up keeps saying “email already in use”. So I used my email to try and log in but I forgot my password. Tried using the option to send an email to try and reset my account but never got any emails or help to sign in.
What’s going on?
by Ani2112 on 2019/02/11 13:17
I love this app, it’s helping me so much. But every since the last update, it’s been crashing, failing to sync stuff and keeps logging me out and then has issues to reconnect. What’s going on?
iPad app deleting entries
by LLM777 on 2019/02/11 04:04
Have continued to ask that the “deleting entries bug” be fixed for the iPad. It’s been months, if not a year, that this has been happening.
Disappointing ancient UX
by pendolino on 2019/02/11 01:02
This app has always looked dated but for something so popular it really needs to be made faster and more robust. Hangs and crashes way too much.
Bad fat vs Good Fat
by Mommysgame on 2019/02/11 00:39
Just started today. Looks like it will really help me. However I am confused as to why my goal is to have 9g of Saturated Fat, but 0 of both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. That seems backwards to me. I thought the poly and mono were the heart healthy ones that you want in moderation. Im excited about starting this new healthy lifestyle and I think this will be a very valuable tool for me. *I am currently using the free version to see how I like it. If it’s as big a help as I think, I’ll probably buy the premium.
Won’t let me sign up
by 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌😂 on 2019/02/11 00:17
I really wanted to use this app but it won’t let use it
Downhill after UA
by gohomejes on 2019/02/10 18:59
I used this app for several years but it started going downhill after Under Armour bought it out. This app used to be so helpful and insightful. Now they want to push the premium subscription down everyone’s throat. Including advertisements? I get it. Lots of apps do that. But with every single update they remove more and more features and you can only get them if you pay $10 a month. On the latest they removed how you can see your intake breakdown (fats / carbs / protein). I used to recommend this app to everyone but I just deleted it off my phone. Switched to Lose It and definitely will not be coming back.
Add Food!!!!
by Fretot on 2019/02/10 18:42
In the new version, Add Food allows you to search Most Recent or A-Z if you pick it. Unfortunately it allows reverts back to Most Recent after the search. Why can’t we pick one or the other and stick with, it like the old version worked?
Can’t edit
by LuckyLady43 on 2019/02/10 18:00
Says I already have an account BUT I can’t open it, can’t find user name, can’t reset. Last time I used it was well over 3 years ago.
Serious privacy concerns make me downgrade
by Sospitis on 2019/02/10 17:28
As a whole, I find My Fitness Pal to be a great tool for people trying to watch weight, track calories, or any of the other host of things I can do. However... I use the ad supported version, and I have no problem with ad supported platforms. I just got a request while in My Fitness Pal from an ADVERTISER to access my location data. This is unacceptable. Especially because this app is in a category where people might think that location data access might be necessary for recording workouts etc. Obviously, I declined. But My Fitness Pal needs to be doing a better job of making sure advertisers code isn’t duping their user base into sharing access to third parties. I wish I had taken a screenshot, but I was so offended by what was happening, that I dismissed it instantaneously. I wish I could tell you which advertiser, but it was something.ads.doubleclick… If this continues, I will have to stop is using and delete my account… Which is really too bad because I’ve got quite a great data set from years of use.
Love the app...
by Alchemist Blues on 2019/02/10 17:04
One suggestion would be to have photos:m/thumbnails next to the food items.
Works now
by Deer Slayer 19 on 2019/02/10 14:44
Great app.
New update 👎
by Chevyrugerchick on 2019/02/10 02:31
The latest update messed up the ability of my iwatch and myfitnesspal on my iPhone to sync. I had no problems before. What a shame.
Quit updating if it keeps crashing 😡
by Still a big believer fan on 2019/02/10 02:18
If it keeps crashing, once it’s fixed then quit updating. Or at least update it when it’s ready so it won’t crash. It frustrates the 💩 out of me.
Update issues
by MT Blue on 2019/02/10 01:32
I typically love this application however for the last 4 days I get no calorie credit for my exercise. The app shows the line of progress and the number of steps but no calorie credit. So needless to say my logs have not been accurate. I hope this gets fixed soon.
Great until the new update
by stoney J on 2019/02/10 00:02
I use this app 24/7 for the keto. Absolutely, easy and very Functionable for me. However, after the new update my steps are not reading my watch correctly. I’ve restarted my watch and nothing. I’ve also clicked on the sync button on the app. Hoping that would work. Nope !!! Very frustrating 🤦‍♀️! Please help thank you
doesn’t sync Apple Watch workouts
by Joey J on 2019/02/09 20:29
Great for use as a food diary but useless as a tool to incorporate calories burned as it doesn’t even recognize workouts logged into Apple Health from the Apple Watch.
Somehow got worse over time?
by LLaura" on 2019/02/09 19:50
Re-downloaded this after a couple years and it was so bad I gave up after 5 minutes. The most basic of foods aren’t loaded (avocado? Almond butter?). Pop-ups all over the place...so much going on. Hated the user experience.
I did not like this app
by Tricker moon on 2019/02/09 19:04
Aside from all of the very annoying pop ups getting started that ask you to enter information without allowing you to go back and correct mistakes, one of the first questions asked was how active you are throughout the day. I answered light because my lifestyle didn’t fit any of the other answers. I stand and walk in spurts throughout the day but also get in heavy exercise for 30-45 minutes a day. Not the biggest deal in the world except the recommendation for calories was way off. This app isn’t useful for what I’m trying to accomplish
App interface too cluttered
by Nol0987654321 on 2019/02/09 18:27
So many ads for premium and its hard to find the feature you want. Interface too cluttered and finicky
Constantly Asks to Update Goal
by Shadesking13 on 2019/02/09 17:35
Every time I open it, it asks me to update my goal. It changes my calories intake goal every single time.
Keeps me on track
by anticipateu on 2019/02/09 11:36
I use this app to balance my food and my exercise. It’s very good for tracking both. You can import recipes, and it will calculate the nutritional value of a serving. Scanning food package UPC’s has never failed me. It brings up the nutritional content of processed foods. In addition, I really like the healthy food recipes that pop up on the blog. I send those to the Pocket app for reference. The font on this app is a little small, and sometimes it doesn’t respond to my touch on the interface. I know this is not related to my phone, I think it’s the speed of the app instead.
Keeping logging me out
by HuskyJ on 2019/02/09 05:32
Recent versions have broken persistent login. Sick of having to re-login all the time.
Love the ap but some issues
by selina bella on 2019/02/09 04:33
I have an iPhone X and for some reason the ap freezes a lot! Like it just keeps “loading” when I’m trying to add things and sometimes it won’t let me type... it’s frustrating when I’m trying to make a routine out of it. But overall a good ap!!!
Calories Don’t Go Under 1200
by KUDarling on 2019/02/08 22:05
As a very small woman, I need less than 1200 calories a day. Yet, the app will not work with my less than 1200/day calorie requirements and I paid full price. Thanks for nothing!
Won’t let me back in
by Beautiful👸 on 2019/02/08 19:19
Put pass code on and now it won’t work said I have wrong pass code piece of junk app.
Inputting new foods
by 12349682628594 on 2019/02/08 18:40
You should be able to import a screenshot of nutrition information to input new foods
What happened to the restaurant feature?
by MechE94 on 2019/02/08 18:33
This is still a great app but the restaurant grouping feature seems to be broken or have been removed. Looking at all menu items for popular restaurants made logging a breeze. It’s still easy, but a bit more tedious/fiddly now.
UI is ugly!
by idavidram95 on 2019/02/08 09:05
Please fix the UI
They refuse to fix problems the app has had for many years...
by schwartzy :] on 2019/02/08 07:37
I used this app about 6-8 years ago and am now coming back to it. This app hasn’t changed visually since... it had many flaws back then on what the user could not do, and those flaws are still there. Some have actually gotten worse. They made the free version 10x worse so you would have to over pay for the premium. Very frustrating. And how do you not come up with any new designs in the past 10 years?
When it works it works
by Bob_Loblaw_LawBlog on 2019/02/07 21:25
This app is great.... when it works. For the last two weeks it’s been buggy ie freezing, shutting down, deleting past food logs, you name it. I’m sure it’s only a bug in the app and not them throttling it so you’ll buy the premium version 🙄
Crash fest
by Slav1977 on 2019/02/07 20:10
This is annoying. Can’t enter a meal without it crashing on me 3-5 times
Don’t buy premium
by nickname7638 on 2019/02/07 16:26
I’ve been using this app for a long time. It’s great for tracking what you eat. Allows you to even enter your own recipes and meals. I purchased the premium at $49.99 a year. Very pricey but thought it would make app even better. I saw no notice change to anything. Even downloaded other Under Amour apps MapMyWalk that they said share information but they do not. I was not going to renew the premium however it did so automatically I contacted Istore but they couldn’t help remove the charge. I sent several emails to UA they did not respond or remove charge! Buyer beware! Save your money! Very Disappointing!
Constant logging off +
by CherylAnnWills on 2019/02/07 16:11
I love this app. I used it for years. But the last 2 months when I tried to use it again it continually logs me out of the app & then won’t accept my log in credentials until I go online @ laptop & reset the whole thing. Over & over again. Who has time for this nonsense ?! I’m disgusted & will search for an app as good but that is consistent.
Recommendation
by DoobieCakes on 2019/02/07 15:58
I fall into the habit of eating the same things and get bored. You know what would be an awesome premium feature? To suggest popular foods/snacks that match the calorie, protein, and fiber counts of the foods I’m logging. This information is almost nowhere at the moment and would be a huge tool for many of us. It would definitely ad to the value of upgrading to premium!
Major inconsistencies
by Cbroussh on 2019/02/07 12:51
The macro goals you set never stay the same on the daily nutrition. I can set my ideal macro goals for protein, carbs, and fats, but it never stays set to the numbers I want. When I look at the goals tab it shows the correct goals I set, but not in the daily nutrition value. This has been an ongoing issue with this app.
Trying to get support’s attn
by Rex III on 2019/02/07 01:23
I like this app but can’t access my account to use it again. I forgot my password but no longer have access to the email I used to create my account. I’ve tried to contact support twice and haven’t heard back. I would like to access my old account rather than create a new one. I will change this to a 5 star review if I ever get a response.
Won’t even let me make an account
by Samhtgc on 2019/02/07 00:57
From what I have seen so far this app is not good. It won’t even let me register my account to start the app! Do not recommend!
Age restriction.
by Behebheh on 2019/02/07 00:21
I’m almost 17, and I’ve decided now is the time to loose some weight. My dad uses this app and says it’s great. So I go to sign up and if I put any age younger than 18 it says my sign up couldn’t be processed. Ok.
What happened?
by wulp on 2019/02/06 23:57
The app freezes whenever I try to add an entry? This is new. I’ve used this app for years without issue. Fix your ish, please.
LOTS of Hiccups
by shannonleerose on 2019/02/06 23:55
While I like the general concept of MFP and I enjoy several of its features, this app has daily hiccups that make logging your calories more tedious and frustrating than it already is. The app regularly closes without warning, not saving anything logged, and it often freezes or doesn’t function at all. I’m not sure what the issue is, but I wish MFP would figure it out.
Most annoying best app
by JtPoundcake on 2019/02/06 21:31
This app gets me so frustrated... it’s perfect up until the point where you’re trying to create a meal and forget to save it. You then loose everything. What’s so hard to have the app automatically save you’re meals AS you’re creating them. After putting in the weights and serving size from your meal, the next day you go to log it and it’s nowhere to be found. I have the paid version and I’m DEFINITELY not going to renew when the time comes around. This is a popular food logging app but believe me, there are much better alternatives.
New updated version breaks more than fixes
by dig48109 on 2019/02/06 19:28
Adding a food with a bar code , doesn’t give the option to add. The button or action had disappeared!!! Annoying Also lost in several generations ago,was the ability to use a scroll wheel to add weight. Instead of punching it in numerically each day. People’s weight do not change that much. So the scroll wheel was better. Basically I’m become more frustrated with the UI/UX of this app. Do better testing on new and old users !
Too much
by arkmomy on 2019/02/06 18:55
Were it not for the fact that our wellness portal forces us to use this for tracking, it wouldn’t even be on my phone. It’s perfect for some people and that’s fine, but I find it cumbersome, snarky, and too dependent upon other apps. I much prefer the streamlined simplicity of my Fitbit for everyday tracking. That said, this app does seem to have one of the most comprehensive databases of foods and beverages that I’ve found. It really is a shame that it doesn’t play well with Fitbit.
Decent if you have the patience to sign in multiple times a day
by FirmBizBWS on 2019/02/06 18:48
It’s a good app that has everything you want in terms of a calorie counting app however it’s very buggy. You have to sign in every day, sometimes multiple times a day in between logging meals, it’s very frustrating and makes the app not worth using because of how buggy it is.
I use this all the time, but lets fix the ads
by Morg "Koi" on 2019/02/06 16:52
Why am I getting ads for fast food on an app that’s supposed to be for good eating?
Great app is too girlie-girl
by Mark Crim on 2019/02/06 16:50
After a year of premium subscription, I’m sold on its benefits with daily use. Trouble is, I can’t recommend it to my guy friends. Too girlie-girl from the app icon on down. The meal planning is for women. Most of the professional pictures focus on women’s health. I see an occasional male pictured, but I wonder about him. Beef up the app and grow your “user base”.
Modifications for Exercise Log
by aldkjflkjsalk on 2019/02/06 15:46
I just got the app today and it seems great. My main problem is there is no way to log abs besides as a set. I do my abs in minutes and want a way to log 10 mins abs.
Great App for someone with a disability
by Miles Of Fun on 2018/04/30 16:58
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.
All food I eat is logged here, but still feel the app is lacking
by Rdprincess on 2018/10/10 16:28
I love this app a lot and use it religiously but I do think it can get stepped up to make it a lot more user friendly and positive. The overall design is so boring and makes it seem just incredibly uninspiring. I do not like that I can’t go and edit recipes on the app only can do that online. A lot of times I’ll make a recipe but will improvise with different ingredients depending on what I have in the fridge at the time and it would be cool to go and edit out one ingredient for another and not be forced to either go sit at the desk top to do this or to have to re enter in a whole new recipe for one or two tweaks. I also am not crazy about how the exercise calories work. Seems very off as far as not giving me enough back. I did an hour orange theory fitness class and was only allotted 36 exercise calories. My Apple Watch is hooked to MFP and I know that I burned a lot more then 36 because the heart rate monitor OTF hooks me up to said I burned 467 in that hour. So to me it seems like something is off? I just stuck to what MFP told me to eat back..36 calories but still it was kind of confusing. I have tried to get help for this issue online and while searching for answers noticed that I’m not the only person who feels this way. I continue to encourage others to start using MFP but I wish that I could give them for sure answers on these issues.
Dietary Restriction Alerts & Polar Compatibility
by Casey Alin on 2017/10/26 22:57
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.
Why don’t any fitness apps have a “just had a baby” note?
by Smileforliz on 2018/07/25 14:11
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. 😥
Lots of functionality, but not a very good app
by jonnydesigner on 2018/05/30 01:27
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.
It made me realize
by klynnshira on 2018/03/13 17:20
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.
Recipe Sharing & Net Carbs?
by pennyb324 on 2017/09/18 23:38
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.
Almost useless for diabetics
by wanderingbark on 2018/11/13 11:57
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.
Must have Fitness App
by MC Soy Latte on 2017/12/18 20:26
MyFitnessPal is an incredible tool for getting a handle on your health and fitness. The app makes it easy to log the food you eat. The calories as well as the grams of each macronutrient. There are too many features to list, but a couple deliver tremendous value. MyFitnessPal automatically updates from my Strava feed, so all my running, biking and strength workouts automatically show up. The food database is very extensive, but you have to know something about the nutritional content of food because some of the food items submitted by users are pretty sketchy. There is, a huge catalog of verified food items, so with a little bit of comparison, you get some accurate data. I do intermittent fasting, where three days a week I eat a very low calorie diet and the other days, I eat normally. MyFitnessPal doesn’t like that and warns me that I’m not eating enough on my low-calorie days. The week view, however, smooths out the daily peaks and values and you can see your averages over time. MyFitnessPal is a valuable tool in my health and fitness program. Along with my Tomtom Cardio watch and Strava, it delivers the metrics I need to stay on track.
Life changing
by Bianca J 0 on 2018/06/14 15:59
I first started using this app when I began bodybuilding. I would have never gained over 15 pounds in muscle and completely changed my body if it wasn’t for myfitnesspal. A few years later, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I had to alter my diet entirely. I had no energy to even work out for 3 months while I waited for my body to respond to the changes I made so I stopped using the app, as I only associated it with tracking my macros for bodybuilding. I also had no knowledge of how little calories the majority of my extremely clean diet consisted of, and because of that, I ended up losing 16 pounds. All those years of consistent hard work, gone...just like that. After hearing this alarming number, I immediately started using myfitnesspal again to gain my weight back. I have not only gained the weight back, I have learned so much about the new foods I am eating. I am also happy to say my health is finally turning around and I am working out again!! While my doctor was the one who saved my life, I this think myfitnesspal had an incredibly strong positive impact as well. And for that, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Great relationship
by Fitness Pals with Fitbit on 2017/11/28 16:50
Is it just me or dies MFP seem to be loosing to what it used to be? There are no longer regular challenges, when there used to be new ones every month(ish). In addition, it looses my diary on occasion. Until Sunday, I have been noticing before the day was over, then renting the information. Sometimes it finds it and my entries are in there twice. However, Sunday I didn’t notice and my ALMOST 400 DAY streak was lost. Highly disappointed. I really love this app but as it decreases from what it used to be, I often find myself wondering if using Fitbit for everything and no longer using MFP might be a better alternative. I don't think I wrote this review. It doesn't sound like me and I don't eat pie... anyways, what happened to the current challenges? Al I can't find are challenges that have ended. I have used MFP for a while now and it works great to bring visibility to your days food and activities. I recently purchase a Fitbit Charge HR and they work great together. I am finding myself pushing for those extra steps and leaving off the extra piece of pie or bottle of soda. MFP outranks all other tracking apps that I have used so far and syncs with so many of my other fitness apps!!!
Such a helpful app!!
by THE KING😃 on 2017/09/20 17:25
I've been using MyFitnessPal since February at the recommendation of my trainer. I am 45 and have never really had to worry about my weigh or diet until recently. I had put on 10 pounds and was shocked to discover it wasn't easy to loose (it had always been easy before). With this app, it shows you it's all about math :-). I've lost almost all the weight I want to loose, and the reason I haven't lost it all is because I eat too much lots of days (or I should say, I eat too many high cal junk foods instead of protein and veggies that will fill me up without all the calories). I am eating much healthier though and have learned to fill up on the healthy lower calorie foods most of the time. I feel great!! I'm 5'6' and 125 pounds at the moment. Still a work in progress, but I love this app and am so glad my trainer turned me on to it! I also recommended this app to my brother, and he has been much more conscientious with his food intake. He has completely turned his health around and lost 30 pounds! Thirty pounds in five months! He is 5'10' and now weighs 145 pounds. He looks great and is eating so healthy!
Very convenient and effective!
by Sara-noH on 2018/03/19 17:42
I started using this app as part of my lifestyle change to lose 100 lbs. I have used this in conjunction with other things such as my Garmin. It is very convenient to be able to sync this with my Garmin so I don’t have to add my activities or calories burned. I love that I’m able to scan the things I eat and easily add things that do not have a barcode to scan, a must for this single (and very busy) mom of 4! Being able to add my own meal recipes has been wonderful as well; recipes that’s have been passed down from family (Mexican dishes) which have always been hard to keep track of is no longer a problem. This app, I’m certain, has allowed me to enjoy the foods I want and be mindful of my consumptions and portion sizes. It really has helped put a perspective on my own habits and also had helped me identify how my body gains and looses weight, which I feel is different for everyone and is imperative when trying to lose weight. I lost 75 lbs just by adding this app and of coarse increasing my activity levels. A++ and a 5 star rating from me! Great job developers!
Lost 47 pounds already this year
by Lounswoman on 2017/09/25 16:18
Fitness pal works so well for me. It doesn't judge. It just records facts. I committed to telling it everything except the occasional milk in coffee. I am creating new habits and I didn't quit the first time I was at an unexpected party and went over by 1700 calories that day. I acknowledged that this was the first exception to my new habits and not my habit. I still lost weight that week. Yes, the two pound loss for had targeted. This week was the first week I maintained my weight since April. Every other week has been a loss. I'm totally okay with that. I still log everything. I exercise six days a week. Swim or bike or walk. I counted my 4 hours of volunteer bar tending yesterday as a two hour leisurely walk. It's all good. MyFitnessPal is my pal in this endeavor and I give it the highest rating because it is always there, consistent, and ready to record my steps along the way, be they baby steps or giant leaps of progress. My blood pressure mess are down, I'm no longer prediabetic and my liver enzymes are way down. My fatty liver is also losing weight. If you work it, it will be work for you. 😍
It’s my home
by SSadie68 on 2018/07/21 18:04
This app has saved me in life- It’s always there for me- I might stop for awhile- but when I’m ready to jump on the horse of conscious eating again- it’s there for me- and it remembers me and where I’ve been. I’ve been using it on and off again since 2012- and it shows all my progress. It has every food item you can imagine/ and if not a close counterpart - the barcode option is amazing- you can count your workouts and water easily- when I tried keto- I could easily check how many carbs I was ingesting-and could balance out the percentages with what I ate next- You can create a meal you eat normally and save it as a meal to easily add to your diary a different day-or a button to just add your breakfast from Yesterday - if your always eat the same most days- there is some social options as well- if you have friends using the app- you can see each others progress- I can’t say enough good things- I’ve tried other apps - and I’ve done weight watchers-but I always come back to this app. It’s my comfort and home. It keeps me aware- it keeps me focused and motivated.
MyFitnessPal free app
by FLSunLvr on 2018/02/28 21:11
Just started using this app about a month ago. Used to use Diabetes app and loved it, but no longer supported. There are four problems with this app: 1)You need to type in the brand name of all recipe ingredients-the list of choices isn’t in alphabetical order by brand so it takes forever to find correct nutritional information; 2) For homemade recipes, the number of ingredients is limited, so you have to split up recipe information to account for all calories; 3) There is no way to edit a recipe, so make sure you have all of the ingredient information entered correctly (my fault, here.); 4) This app doesn’t include fiber calculations, so doesn’t show corrected carbohydrates-if it did I would give it five stars, even with problems 1-3, above... It does give suggestions of trends in what you often eat together as a quicker way to add your intake at a given meal. Also has a nice weight loss trend feature which helps you see how much you’ll lose if you keep up calorie burning activities. Does contain ads at free level-no big deal for me... I understand that the Premium app ($$) doesn’t contain ads.
Was the best; in one day, now the worst
by SsnowSnake on 2018/02/10 17:13
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for 8 months. My brother’s family was using it for years and highly recommended it when they found out I was looking for a nutrition tracking app after losing 55 lbs. I loved it! Then this morning it went from 5 stars to 1 star. I prefer no ads, but the premium version is WAY too expensive for features I don’t need and would probably never use. So I don’t mind the ads for the free version. Until this morning. This video of a cute little dog popped up over the app. As I don’t have a dog, I hit the X after it finally appeared and continued to try to enter my breakfast. I had not gotten the next item entered before it popped up again. This occurred over. And over. And over. And over. Many times. Couldn’t finish entering my breakfast. Finally I ran the video. Okay. Maybe it will go away for a while now. Nope. I entered one item and it popped up again. If I can’t finish entering a meal, this app is worthless to me. If pop up are not removed by tomorrow I’m deleting it and finding another app to track my nutrition. Maybe I’ll even find one with a reasonable price and buy it. BTW MyFitnessPal, I buy apps, when priced reasonably. Not subscribe endlessly to them at ridiculous prices for features I’ll never use. Change your profit model.
The UX is awful
by davmey on 2019/01/29 23:40
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.
Good, But It Needs Fixing
by Spontaneous on 2018/05/22 17:24
The app itself is the best in what its intended to do which is to track food intake; the problems are mostly in the functionality while using it. Lately I have noticed that my phone heats up at an accelerated rate when I use the app, and my battery dies just as fast. The app also becomes extremely slow once this occurs. This was not an issue for my phone until a few months ago, but it is now a constant frustration to log anything into the day once my phone reacts this way. Another issue I found was a bug that causes the app to log me out of my account a couple times while opening it. Even while writing this review, it has happened once again. For the record, I have an updated iPhone 7, and MyFitnessPal is the sole culprit for my phone overheating at this time. I know that there have been complaints about the advertisements in the app so that may have something to do with these issues. They already cause my music / podcast to randomly shut off while I have the app opened. I still use the app religiously, but I am wishing for better days when all the bugs and internal problems are crushed.
Not User Friendly
by Akakat76 on 2018/08/14 11:52
I want to use this app because I can link it with the Walgreens app and get bonus rewards for my healthy activity. The problem is that I don’t like it very much because it’s not user friendly. I don’t like having to add each exercise I do along with the number of sets and reps and approximate number of calories burned (which I don’t even know and would have to look up). Also, adding recipes is a lot of extra work too because you have to add each ingredient and then match it up. I would like to have access to an extensive library of different kinds of exercises (calisthenics, yoga, dancing, etc) with the approximate number of calories burned for the amount of time I do them. Similarly, I would like to be able to look up and ingredient for a recipe select the amount used and then have the amount of calories for the ingredient factored in to my recipe and the amount per serving. I also don’t like the list look of the app; it’s not very interesting. I would like to have buttons for each meal, for adding exercises, weight, and water consumption. For now, I’m going to go back to using My Plate by Live Strong; I can’t add recipes but it’s easier and more interesting to use.
Amazing Concept. Atrocious Navigation
by IAmSam2012 on 2018/03/30 02:01
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.
Easy to use and lose!
by Semibald on 2018/01/15 18:35
The only way I lose weight is when I’m counting all my calories. With this app on my phone, I can always do that. I set my goal of 2 lbs loss per week, and I love the graph that displays showing my progress each time I enter a new weight. The only thing I would ask the developer to improve is the recipe section, where you can add some recipe you eat all the time, such as a salad with 5 or 6 ingredients. This makes it much easier to add that same recipe to your food intake another time. But today I tried to enter my breakfast and it kept trying to leave the recipe page as I entered ingredients - Kodiak Buttermilk Cakes, skim milk, 1 egg. When I finally finished it, it had the correct calorie count, but it said I ate 14 g of protein, and that’s just for the Kodiak mix. The total protein should have been 21 g. But overall this app seems to enter accurate info (outside of the recipe function), and I find it extremely useful for calorie counting, weight loss, and keeping track of protein intake when I’m working out.
Accountability, motivation, and results
by Gerb99 on 2018/02/03 13:43
I started using MFP, about a month ago. I had been slowly gaining weight for about a year and my available wardrobe was shrinking. I knew I had to make a change ,so I looked at a couple of calorie tracking apps and decided to go with MFP, because of the ease of entering foods and the community. I synced my FitBit with MFP and noticed that I could get extra calories if I walked and met my step goal for the day. This of course provided extra motivation to get outside and walk when I really didn’t have the desire. My weight loss goal was one pound a week. When I ended the day with several hundred calories left for a couple days in a row MFP let me know that I was being unhealthy and that they would not encourage the behavior. I was really impressed with that accountability as I do struggle with sometimes going to extremes with weight loss. Ultimately, by using MFP I have become more aware of what I’m putting in my mouth and how it makes me feel. I can also already wear more of my clothing!
My Constant Companion
by vgrund on 2018/05/15 10:02
Overall this is a great app. I use it very frequently and I maintain a premium subscription. It carried me through a weight loss journey and through a transformative year in which I became a long distance runner. As a runner, I really enjoy being able to track and alter my macros (and correlate to results). I really love how it adjusts my total calories based on daily exercise. This app has an expansive food database plus an ability to create custom foods and recipes, which I use extensively. It does have it quirks. I do not like how it often insists on opening to the Home page of blog entries. It should open directly to either (1) the diary or (2) a dashboard summary of nutrition (calories to go, macros, etc). Otherwise it is just slowing me down. I use this app in all its forms, phone, iPad and web browser, m and I occasionally experience sync issues with food items. The fix is to go into the problem items and tweak them to force a write. Overall, highly recommended. Like exercise, it is no panacea and one gets back only what one puts into it.
This is the WORST application I have ever downloaded for the iPhone X.
by @edervalencia_ on 2018/07/17 05:44
This app was great when it was running on my iPhone 6S Plus. I actually committed to purchasing the premium version and I was in love with it. But just recently switching over to the iPhone X, it’s like, “did these guys even try?” I kid you not if there was a way to screen record and have everyone see it I would but honestly I have no time and patience. I just want to let everyone on an iPhone X to know that this app is not even close to being optimized for the iPhone X. It makes my phone operate like the iPhone 1. There’s a fat latency when scrolling or even adding a food item. Please don’t even try scrolling down the page because it’s just “too much stress” for this app to handle. And if you’re lucky the number pad when typing an amount will sometimes stay on the page without disappearing. Now, before everyone because an Apple Genius and tries to sit here and troubleshoot with me for the next hour, it’s not the phone, it’s not the amount of memory I have, or battery I have, or weather condition I am operating on, it’s the app. So unless you have patience for this kind of crap, try another app. But if you don’t care then don’t take my word for it.
Please Help A Keto Girl Out, App Needs A Net Carb Calculation Feature!!
by Tattooed_Mermaid on 2018/02/22 04:08
This app is by far the best out there!!! I am a loyal user & a premium member, however I am going to have to jump ship soon & that is why I am giving the app 3 stars. I have lost over 150 lbs following a Keto Lifestyle. I am managing this through the use of 3 different apps at the moment because despite multiple users, including myself asking repeatedly the developers have yet to provide a feature in this app that allows for the calculation of net carbs! Instead users are forced to take to the web to find shortcuts & software patches to add this feature (which only work on a desktop through the website & not on the app & most of the time won’t work at all). So I am pleading, please add this feature!!! I am no software engineer, that is certain, but this can not be that difficult to do or a stretch to far based on all the other amazing features this app has. The other Keto apps out there don’t come close in comparison! But I will not continue to pay for a service that does not give me what I need to continue on my journey of good health.
Very useful, easy, pleasant interface
by Dogodokov on 2018/03/18 03:00
First, love the new update so I can hit "Nutrition" at the top of the screen rather than scrolling to the bottom, since that's what I want to see most. I've been using this app for many years; it's the best to fit my need to casually track what I eat just to be more aware of how much protein, sugar, iron, etc. I'm getting in general. It's really easy to use, the food database has a huge variety of options, and the fact that you can add your own nutritional information from personal recipes is handy. I've never gone for the upgrade because it already fits what I need perfectly but I definitely see how someone might like the perks of Premium, like knowing patterns of what times of day you eat certain things and breaking down your food into categories of protein, sugar, etc. It would be useful if I cared about being more specific and intentional but for my need to just casually be aware of how my nutrition is, the free version is super.
Doesn’t sync with Apple Health app accurately
by EarthWorms&Tires on 2018/10/24 11:16
The app is well made and easy to use. The developers update regularly and fix bugs. The database of food nutrition is accurate enough to fill your journal well enough. A significant problem is that it won’t sync accurately to your Apple Health app. You can’t plan your meals in advance by logging them early in the morning or the night before. Because if you log early and make adjustments later, MyFitnessPal logs the meal twice and won’t delete the old meal you removed/modified. Thus the Apple Health app will show you are nearly twice as many calories as you actually did and what is shown in MyFitnessPal. Another problem is if you log the night before, it loads that into MyFitnessPal as the day you entered it, making Apple Health app show you eating all that food the same day you entered it. Health insurance providers are starting to use the Apple Health data log to provide you with different benefits. Which is great in my opinion. But if MyFitnessPal can’t start syncing properly with Apple Health app, then it may become pertinent to find another app that will.
Can’t live without
by Angelkiss7 on 2017/10/06 03:38
I’ve been a yo-yo dieter for a good portion of my life. One thing I can’t stand is going on a diet, because then I sabotage myself by having something that is not “on plan.” With MyFitnessPal, everything is “on plan,” because I’m holding myself accountable. I know I shouldn’t want or give into the need to have a cookie, but I’m human, and I do. By tracking my food, I am more than satisfied with my one (or two 😇) cookies because I know what happens when I eat more and that it’s not going to help me lose weight. Every time I get back on MyFitnessPal, I lose weight. I lost 50 lbs. in a little over 6 months to get pregnant with my son. Well, I fell into the pregnancy cravings, and then went through a lot of stress eating after having him to the point that I gained 75 pounds back. I’m back on MyFitnessPal for about 6 months now and I’m down 40 pounds. Yes, I still have a lot to go, but I know I’m going to get there because this works. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.
So far I love it
by HeidinKent on 2018/01/19 16:23
Trying to lose weight. I hate dieting, I hate tracking nutrition intake, because it is such a pain. But we’re in a new age, this is sooooo much better, simpler, easier than the old notebook with looking up nutrition & calories on the computer. I love tracking everything now. You get credit for exercise, looking up food is easy to do, I always have my phone with me... This makes monitoring calories in - calories burned so effortless. It is easy to get caught up in exact #s for each nutrition but I use this as a good guesstimate on calories, carbs, protein, and fat to keep me on track. I can easily go back and edit prior day. I can see weekly totals. I’ve been trying to eat more protein and fat and less carbs but fell off wagon for sugar over the holidays and overdoing with healthy fats have been making me fatter. “In order to control something we need to first measure it.” This app helps me with this. I’m on the 5-2 diet, so fasting 2 days, eating 3 meals, 5 days, monitoring and increasing protein. So far, so good.
Even for the Casual Tracker
by Colonelbrig on 2018/02/02 15:01
I admit I am not a hardcore training kind of guy. But, even at my level of mild (really mild) training, and paying mediocre attention to what I eat, the FitnessPal app is very useful. I do try to pay attention to making my entries, and because of that, I do watch my calories more so that I would do otherwise. When I run out of my allotted calories, I pretty much stop eating for the day. Beneficial from two standpoints: 1) I know what my calorie intake should be, and 2) I actually pay attention to it, from a consumption standpoint. So, even though I am not enthusiastically training, I am also not just eating everything thinking it is okay. Just the awareness and self-imposed accountability of tracking is far better than a lackluster approach of paying no attention at all. I also count my steps, which is personally satisfying, and have my FitnessPal cross-linked to Map My Ride, which my wife and I enjoy using, also. Thanks for both!!
Too many clicks
by Deeyo12 on 2018/05/23 00:02
Waaay too many clicks to get to the scanner. Unless I haven’t been able to find something that is there after over a year, there’s no way to just scan an item to store for future input without logging it into the diary. Sometimes, like when you’re shopping bulk at the market, you just need the information for later. I don’t see how that’s possible. Also, of course MFP has a huge database of foods, but using whole and fresh foods to put together recipes is extremely cumbersome. For example, a homemade granola bar recipe could have a lot of hidden, unnecessary calories, but it’s a lot of trouble to enter everything in the correct measurements to equal one serving. I feel like I should enter an exercise count after each recipe, it’s such a process. Taking 10 minutes to enter ingredients from a home cooked meal does not incentivize me to use this app anymore. And importing recipes does no good, because since every person is different, every recipe has to be modified in some way, usually over several ingredients. Looking elsewhere.
Great way to log / track your food intake
by Mav2316 on 2017/10/12 11:00
This is a very convenient app when it comes to logging you food for the day, the UPC reader is especially convenient for quickly and accurately logging any type of health prepackaged foods when you're on the go. I recently purchased the Microsoft band which I thought would interact with this app. Unfortunately it isn't quite there yet, it does log my steps from my phone but unfortunately I don't always have my phone on me so the band it likely much more accurate... Although you can add your physical exercise manually in the app so it's more of a convenience issue that anything... Overall this is a great app that I have been using for quite some time (well before it was sponsored by under armor)... I recently (last 3 months) purchased the full upgraded version of the app to track macros as well as additional features and tracking abilities... best $50 I’ve ever spent on my own health!!!!
Won't let me change serving sizes without a fight
by iona 6 on 2018/08/13 23:30
Periodically refuses to allow the amount of food in a serving to be changed from what was entered in the past. If I had a third of a cup of cottage cheese (for example) one day, and then the next day a quarter cup, My Fitness Pal fights with me when I try to use the fraction or decimal counter to enter the amount of food to reflect the most recent serving. It also usually won't allow the amount to be entered manually as a decimal--I can't enter 0.25 cups, it won't accept input of the 0.XX number and shows, in this case, 25 cups. This happens occasionally, but more and more often, and usually after an update. ETA: After the most recent update, I cannot change the serving sizes AT ALL if I copy a meal from another day to save myself the trouble of typing and searching. It will not let me. Don't you people understand the concept of leftovers? There might be a smaller serving left the second or third time you eat a portion. I am sick and tired of fighting with the app when I'm trying to be accurate about serving sizes.
Premium Subscription
by Reluctant Reviewer 😏 on 2018/06/07 16:51
I understand two things with the nature of free trials and subscriptions. If you forget about them they over charge and do it without notification. This is the first app review I’ve ever done, not only because I was charged for a YEAR subscription after one month of trial (They could have just charged me 9.99 for another month instead of taking the last bit of money I’d had available for kids shoes). Listen, I understand that I should have set a reminder and cancelled my subscription like an adult, but sometimes things get busy and we forget. Thus, me trying to contact a human via phone or email (not picky here...just a human). I tried thrice to email and was refused the privilege of sending it because the app rerouted me to learning how to cancel my account. Trust me...I already did that. I just wanted to see if I could contact a human to explain the frustration, and yet I’m now reduced to having to send a negative review in a public forum - and kind of hate myself for it, but if you can’t even let me email you...? 😏 ...and the interface in-app is pretty much the most basic and lacking even the SMALLEST amount of visual enjoyment. So there’s that.
PLEASE ADD A NET CARBS SETTING!!!
by sassmaster93 on 2017/10/23 16:43
This app is so awesome in terms of the food database which is the main reason that I use it. But I am on a strict and permanent low carb/keto diet. This app does NOT give me an accurate consumption of my daily carbs because it doesn’t include net carbs. YES, I realize that you can just subtract fiber from total carbs but this is NOT what is used to determine your daily macros. Some days my macros will show that I had between 11-15% carbohydrate consumption for the day when almost 2/3 of that amount is fiber (aka carbs that DO NOT affect blood sugar). It’s really disappointing and discouraging to not have a setting that allows me to implement my personal goals. Please add a net carbs setting and this app will be perfect! I am contemplating whether or not to continue subscribing to the premium. I will definitely cancel my subscription if a net carb setting is not implemented within the next few months because I simply cannot keep track of my goals without that.
Customer service?
by Hefcbeijcnien on 2017/11/16 18:20
Is there a way to directly ask questions about the app? I didn’t see an option to contact the developers anywhere. I’m mostly just confused whether Im using the application wrong or if this is a glitch of some sort. I have my goal set to “gain” weight. For some reason it always displays for me that I have gained 9 pounds in one day. Not possible. And also I have lost weight not gained weight and even though I update my weight in there it is still displaying numbers that don’t pertain to me or make any sense. It also notifies me when I lose and displays it with a green arrow as if it was my goal to lose weight... even though I clearly see my progress and what weight I have typed in, it still displays everything incorrectly. I only use this app to do a calorie count and make sure I’m eating over my recommended amount. The rest of the features are just frustrating to use. Any person can figure out that starting at 89, then going to 93, then to 90 would not mean that you have gained 9 pounds.
This app is great! A couple of things though...
by erin! ;D on 2018/10/14 19:51
For logging purposes, this app is great. There are very few things that aren’t in their library of logged foods, and I also enjoy the fact that you can add unlimited recipes in it for easier logging for home cooked foods! The interface seems to be a little outdated and could be improved, but in terms of actual usage, this app trumps any other food logging app. The one thing that I would change is the progress section. I don’t like how all my progress pics I take through the app get truncated; I started taking my own pics using the camera app, which I feel like I shouldn’t have to do. You also cannot add measurements in the app (like chest, hips, waist circumferences). You can do it in the website, but it’s so much easier if I could do it all at once on the app. Overall though, I’m very pleased with this app. And a GIANT plus is that I don’t feel like I need the premium in order to get everything that I need!
Guess kids aren’t allowed to lose weight
by Alek Kerkesner on 2018/09/14 18:11
I’m 14 and I’m not overweight I’m just trying to lose weight before track season. I wanted an app to start tracking my calories and downloaded this because I like under armor. The problem was each time it wanted me to sign up it asked for my age, and when I put my actually age, it denied it. So I tired a birthday above the age of 18 and it let me in. Normally I would be ok with that because I have to input a fake age for a lot of things. But it says that we need to put our age for an accurate measurement of calories. So if I lie about my age then how is it going to give me an accurate data? Also what’s the harm in a kid under 18 losing weight? I want this app so I can lose weight without ruining my growth by eating a lot less than I need to. So why is there an age restriction? But other than this the app is good so far but I’m worried that the fake age will be a problem in the future.
This WAS a good app
by Noucamp13 on 2018/06/28 11:27
I have been using this App for years. At the beginning it helped me through my weight-loss journey, and it was fantastic. I attributed my success, in part, to this app. Since then it has helped me maintain a healthy weight, and improve my macros intake in order to get a balanced diet and achieve better results from my training. Then Under Armour bought the app. This is when it went downhill. Since that time, every new update is worse than the previous one. It has come to the point that the app quits abruptly, takes the longest time to add foods, wrongly calculates your calories consumed/remaining (or takes a long time to update them after inputting foods), and worst of all, it drains my phone’s battery like crazy. I used the app for 35 sec, which only gave me time to input 2 items, and battery went from 82% to 76%. As soon as I closed the app the battery drain stopped (I have downloaded videos and articles over the past 20 min and my battery is at 72%). I am saddened, to say the least, that such a great app has turned to be a piece of junk. It became part of my routine and now it is unusable. Time to move on, I guess.
Great Overall App and Worth the Monthly
by Jmd233 on 2017/10/25 23:29
I’ve been using this app for a little over two weeks now and it is an absolute life changer. I’ve been struggling to maintain the necessary nutrition for my weight loss goals because I have never found a consistent convenient way to track calories and macro nutrients (protein, carbs, fats). This app is AMAZING! It makes calorie counting not only convenient, but also kind of fun. Additionally, it helps me take my nutrition beyond just calorie counting and breaks my meals up across the macros based on goals I have set. If you are using some other app/ system to do this, I would be hard pressed to believe it works as well or even close to as well as this one does. I don’t think I’ve even discovered all the capabilities this app offers, but when I do I’ll be sure to share. Definitely can’t go wrong with this app by your side. I have to give a big thanks to whoever designed it.
Love the app, but its calories are off
by Annoyed User@annoyed on 2019/01/17 11:14
I love this app. I have used it for weight gain and weight loss. The barcode reading feature is awesome. With this, I am about to plan my entire day’s worth of meals in one sitting occasionally. Every once and a while, I can fit in one junk food meal during the day, which just means I have to eat less during other meals that day, but its that ability that makes losing weight easier. My one significant complaint, which is why it gets 4 stars from me is that it does a horrible job at calculating how many calories you should eat. When I have used it for gaining weight, it has said 3100ish when its more around 2700ish and for losing weight it has told me I should eat too little. That said, if you put in the leg work of using a TDEE calculator and/or do a 3 day count then use this app as a food diary/macro tracker to reach the calories and macros you want then it is great. Most recently I have lost around 10lbs using this app.
Great app for tracking macros
by ichigochatte on 2019/01/05 05:06
As a medical student, I don’t get much exercise due to lack of time. I have gained quite a bit thanks to the stress, lack of sleep and regular exercise. This app is similar to other calorie tracking apps in terms of having crowdsourced calorie counts but what really does it for me is the tracking of macronutrients and the motivational messages that pop up when you log. The macronutrients really demonstrate where your weaknesses lie, obviously in carbs, but also when you eat your most calories. In addition, the little motivational messages of “this food has high fiber” and “if every day were like today you would be x pounds in five weeks” is very motivating. Lifestyle changes is about finding something that sticks, and this app helps me hone in on problem areas that I need to work on especially if I don’t have time to exercise and limiting my intake is the only way to stay healthy.
Calories are king
by parabolgirl on 2017/10/11 02:58
I used MyFitnessPal about 4 or 5 years ago when I started dieting & I had lost about 50 pounds. This year I gained back about 15 pounds and started dieting again. At first my weight loss was at a stand still until I started using MyFitnessPal again and started tracking my calories and weighing out my food portions. The app has changed since I last used it years back but when I logged back in it still had all of my weight loss info from when I used the app previously, which I liked. They have a great feature now that wasn’t on the app when I used it years ago, but you can import recipes from websites and it calculates the nutritional info for you which I love cause I’m always cooking at home. Also they have a huge database for food. I’ve been using the app for about 6 weeks now and have lost 13 pounds. I love this app and can’t recommend it enough.
Great, not perfect.
by Dongrayblack on 2017/12/15 14:02
This app is incredibly granular. I love the detailed nutritional data that this app provides. It's so cool to be able to think up a smoothie recipe off of the top of my head, add the ingredients in and pick their sizes, and right away MyFitnessPal shows you fats, sugars, vitamins, calories, fibers, protein, etc. My biggest complaint is the lack of the ability to SEE THE INGREDIENTS of added recipes. It's simply senseless to not be able to see something so simple... I saw a member of the MyFitnessPal online community say the following back in 2011: "I make meal plans for an entire week, and then from that, I go back and make a grocery list. I don't have my recipes memorized, and it would make it easier to see what I needed for certain things if I could just click on the name of the recipe from that particular day in the diary. (And please don't respond with the ways to get around this, cause I know them! I am simply suggesting that this would be an easier way to do it!)" Why has this not been fixed yet?
Awesome app, but servings can be hard.
by Kazland on 2017/09/12 17:25
I love this app, it makes it easy to keep track of what I'm eating and how much, and if I'm not sure how many carbs are in say "grade A egg" I can easily search it. My only issue is I wish it would show gram/ ounces more often, it does on meat and a few other items, but say I go and look up say; the cheese I get from the deli at the store, it shows up as a slice, which is a big problem because depending on who slices it it can be a totally different thickness, and can just give me so much anxiety over if I'm eating to much or if I'm under protein. It's not to hard to get around by asking the deli to check the label and tell me, but it's just so frustrating especially when I find out, eat a say ounce of cheese for = 1 carb, go to add it and then get to play the game of doing weird serving sizes to get it to somewhat add up. Over all it's a great app and a great tool to use, it's just certain things that I have to work around.
Great app, but has Fitbit syncing problems
by Marie55555 on 2018/03/24 02:25
As a food journal, 5 star app. But I took away 2 stars for 2 other reasons. You may not care about these issues. If you just want to journal, this is the best app. The app does great with tracking food and finding foods and their nutrients The best feature is the barcode scanner. If there is a barcode on food you can usually get the nutrients from the barcode. Makes it really easy to log all the specifics. On the negative side. How food organized, and how your most recent grades come up, isn’t totally intuitive. additionally, the green badges that indicate trust in food is sometimes not accurate. I’ve looked up nutrients for specific foods and found they don’t match some of the green badged items. It’s a great idea, but I need a little more QA. That is why I took away one star. I took away another star, because of the fit bit syncing problem. The worst feature is that the app often won’t sync with a Fitbit. It says it will. But it won’t. It’s a glitch in the system. This has been driving me nuts for the past three days. It is apparently driving many other people nuts as well. Better not to say you have the functionality, then to say you have it and have people spend literally hours disconnecting and reconnecting devices without success. There are many strings on mine about this problem. I followed many sets of directions to solve - all to no avail. Overall, if any of the above were fixed, 5 stars.
Favorite app to lose weight with but could use improvements.
by Ozzirus on 2018/01/10 16:32
I’ve had this app for years and have tracked my calories on and off every time I want to lose weight. It’s gotten a lot easier to track because all my frequent foods are already saved. The only suggestions I have are: 1. When looking at your progress there should be a “highest weight” option because I’m sure there’s a lot of people who’s “starting weight” and “highest weight” are different. 2. I would love more motivational milestones. Or if there was something like rewards for losing weight. For example, if I’ve lost a certain amount of weight, it would be nice to have feedback from the app. Maybe a pop up with stats and facts about how long its taken me, or how that weight affects the body. One time I logged for 100 days straight, and on the 100th day I was expecting something to happen...a congratulations or something but it was anticlimactic and nothing happened lol
Problems hanging up and crashing
by schreky on 2018/07/13 18:44
The last few updates have made the app unreliable. It seems to take forever updating food and exercise entries. At times it becomes totally unresponsive. I have to quit and relaunch frequently. Last night it took me twenty minutes to make three food entries for food items I eat frequently. My iPad mini2 is current in all its iOS updates. I seldom have more than two apps running at a time. I have reinstalled the app more than once but this really doesn’t help. I find a much older version on my original iPad (1st generation) works more reliably, but this is only available to me at home and can’t scan bar codes. I don’t know if this problem occurs because I have logged in for over 1060 days in a row so that my data might be unwieldy or if it is something else. Perhaps the unpaid version uses slower servers. A real shame because I started using the app to lose weight because of health issues. Would hate to finally toss it for another app. Update— I have finally had it. I find using the web page on a Chromebook easier than fighting this useless app. It is deleted!
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