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database
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diet
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mapmyfitness
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withings
75.00
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0.00
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calorie count
42.71
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diet tracker
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calorie counter
90.65
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myfitnesspal
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myfitnessp
164
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myfitness
14.39
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fitnesspal
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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 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.
v good
by ithinkmotomotolikesyouuuu on 2019/04/18 22:26
i like it
Buggy
by NV2012 on 2019/04/18 20:56
Whenever I add multiple food items back to back, the previous one gets removed. This only happens on my iPad but it works just fine on my phone
Needs to update their exercises
by AshB1717 on 2019/04/18 17:31
They don’t have a lot of real exercise class choices like water Zumba, 20/20/20, barre and many more things I always try to put in. 50 Wii game choices and walking but for years have had the same limited exercise choices. Please add more.
Cannot use add button
by QueenHarvest16 on 2019/04/18 14:00
While selecting items in Multi-Add mode, the main dashboard of options (home, diary, +, progress, more) will appear. This overlays the Add button, and any attempt to click the Add button results in navigating away from the entries and loses any unsaved selections.
Crashes
by momap77 on 2019/04/18 01:09
I’ve used this app for a few years, and love it. Helps keep me accountable and helped me lose 30 lbs. My poor rating is due to the app crashing every time I’ve opened it lately. Hoping for a fixed version.
Freezes up
by Klb041771 on 2019/04/18 00:54
I really like this app and used it last year. However, I downloaded it just a week ago to use again and it keeps freezing after a couple of inputs of information. I’ve deleted the app and downloaded it again but that didn’t work. I’m using it on the IPhone XR. If not for this, I would rate it at 5 stars.
Needs a barcode scan shortcut
by floppyteainthehouse on 2019/04/17 18:06
It will be much faster to just open the app and see the barcode scanner there and added to food Without having to press onto many buttons to add the food I need to scan a barcode a faster way I also click on the tab for breakfast And I must check on the Breakfast blue letters instead of just tapping on the whole tab 😒. I would like to tap on the tan once and not twice to confirm.
Enhancements Needed
by RKITMAN on 2019/04/17 16:01
I don’t want to share my location information and it asks me EVERY time I open the app. Also, if you want people to BUY the app, then some additional suggestions: * allow me to **share** a recipe * allow me to **copy** a recipe and **paste** it to edit for a slightly different mix (e.g.: changing out beef for chicken in a chili recipe).
Bar codes not working
by amh119 on 2019/04/17 12:34
I usually love this app but after the new update barcodes that normally work by scanning will no longer add.
Constant crashes
by gcjr596 on 2019/04/17 12:14
Any chance this app will ever be updated to stop the constant crashing? Perhaps it’s the ad servers crashing the app. Update: still crashing after latest “update”. If it’s not the ad servers making this app crash constantly, then someone needs to step up and fix this mess. For this you lose one star.
MyFitness Pal
by lukeherda on 2019/04/17 11:04
I really think this is the best app on the market for tracking macronutrients. Very user friendly. I would say over 95 percent of the items I scan are found and directly match the labels. You are able to create recipes too which is nice. You can always find a good article to read as well in the blog portion of the app. Tracking weight and progress is supported by a nice line graph to help visualize progress. Occasional crash but no reason to knock the app for that, all apps crash. I do think adding a calculator to the app would do wonders for those tracking food intake very specifically. Is that something that will ever happen?
Don’t waste your time
by gm75 on 2019/04/17 11:03
I found this to be the most unhelpful fitness/health app. I tried the “free” trial and they make it impossible to cancel. I have to now drive to my cell provider to help me unsubscribe to this app.
Perfect App but Please Fix Crashing Issue!
by Ringgit gorgeous on 2019/04/17 03:31
I’ve only been using this app for a week and have, no joke, lost 4 pounds (hopefully 5 by the end of the week which is my goal). I’ve been wanting to lose 30 pounds now for the last couple years but had no direction until I found this app. You can plan and adjust your food schedule each day to find what works for you and helps you lose weight at the same time. It also is a good learning experience because I had no idea half the crap I was eating was as much calories as it was - it’s great. You can also upload private progress pics and see how you change day by day. I’ve already seen some subtle changes in my waistline. Can’t say enough good things but please fix the crashing issue!! I can’t go on for more than 5-10 minutes at a time without it crashing on me. Good thing this app doesn’t require a ton of time on it otherwise I would have deleted it by now.
Fix the crashes
by agugjgdjkknkllpp on 2019/04/17 00:42
Too buggy to use.
Constantly freezes
by Heatherrrerr on 2019/04/17 00:12
Can’t make it through putting in a meal without this app freezing up multiple times.
Great app - easy to use
by The McNicols on 2019/04/16 21:48
I have been using the app for 2.5 months now and I have lost 28 lbs already. The app is very user friendly and easy to use. I have not found a food that was not already listed in the app database. The bar scanner function is great.
Love it. Keep coming back to it.
by LaurennRaquel on 2019/04/16 21:35
I love it and the database beats all the rest. I just wish it had a few of the stuff Lifesum has like goals for veggies or skipping meat. Or fasting settings. Also wish the interface was more aesthetic.
Clunky UI, horribly bug ridden
by fjalkdj on 2019/04/16 21:20
This app needs a facelift. The UI is hideous, dated, and unwieldy. The app is not performant either. It frequently freezes and crashes. Total waste of time.
App keeps freezing
by JackieRob on 2019/04/16 18:46
I love the app but it keeps freezing on me. Is this happening to anyone else? I’m using an iPhone 6s
Glitchy now, used to be great
by carrieo9 on 2019/04/16 17:01
I used this app (premium version) for like 3 years straight and I loved it! It was very easy to create recipes and to scan barcodes and add food. I took a break for a while but I’m back trying to log again, but the app is very glitchy now. It shuts down all the time, if you try to add foods to your diary, it freezes up and you can’t proceed. Even exiting out and restarting doesn’t help. I pay to use this app so it’s very frustrating, it’s been a few weeks that I’ve been dealing with the glitchiness and I’m considering switching apps because this is now completely useless.
Shutdowns
by Ckblueyz73 on 2019/04/16 16:40
I have used this app on & off for several years. Not sure what’s happened recently to make the app shut down every few minutes. Very frustrating. I was considering going premium because of past experiences and now I am thinking of deleting the app altogether.
Not compatible with Runtastic
by Bernarama on 2019/04/16 14:50
I’ve spent the last 1/2 hour trying to link my Runtastic (exercise) app with MyFitness and it refuses to record activity to my daily diary. Please fix!
unable to sign up for 2 days
by Blubberguy22 on 2019/04/16 14:28
tried signing up with both email and facebook and it always says “cannot process sign up at this point”. waste of time
Used to work well
by anonymityrocks on 2019/04/16 03:44
Used this a year ago, worked great. Now it freezes every time I try to add a food item. It’s unworkable. I have the same iPhone I had last year and I don’t know why the app has started acting like this. It’s so disappointing.
I’m on Keto
by SassyRainbows on 2019/04/16 01:51
and this app is wonderful, helping keep up with my diet and everything...BUT I want to be able to go back and edit my original recipes to be more Keto friendly without having to START ALL OVER and put all the ingredients again again. I use a lot of items.
Latest update crashes frequently
by Not dependent on 2019/04/16 01:16
The lasted update crashes frequently. It crashes after logging food items
Question
by isanchez24 on 2019/04/16 00:59
If my wife bought the premium can I use the premium version as well on my phone?
Highly deceptive up for location based tracking
by Dave Coufal on 2019/04/15 20:52
I do not care for the deceptive way in which the location based ad tracking was presented. The opt out button was hidden under the phone “drag up” up on XS models. It was labeled “ask later” so it is not clear if they will continue to annoy their paying customers. Privacy hi should be clear, dead simple and default to privacy.
Love It, But....
by Jeasterday83 on 2019/04/15 18:13
I love this app. I use it daily. BUT, they really need to get with the current times and allow a feature to calculate net carbs like many other FREE apps already do. I pay for the premium. I would make this 5 stars for that as a premium option. Update: I’ve had this app a year or two now. And so just don’t understand the lack of adding a net carb option. That is such a big things these days in the health world that it seems like it should be a priority. I don’t plan to renew my subscription due to this one flaw.
Please disable the precision location nag screen
by hand to the queen on 2019/04/15 13:16
I've used the app every day for over a year, it's been great. I can track my calories, water intake, and exercise. The latest update has ruined the app though. The app wants me to allow precision location tracking for targeted advertising and offers. I will not allow the app to track me, so my fitness pal nags me every time i open the app to allow it more access. Thanks for a good year, but I'm deleting the app today.
Panopticon
by Word bird on 2019/04/15 12:43
I oay
Used to be great
by Chase Paul Apple bruh on 2019/04/15 01:54
Used to be a great app. Basic function and purpose is still great but more they have updated it the more it crashes and more glitchy. Often saved meals get added as twice. If you change your goal, your goal calories for just that day get updated but any day following stay the same. The new search function isn’t as useful as it used to be. Wish they brought it back to how it was around 2014-2015.
Tired of the not so subtle push for location based services (ads)
by Andrew Bowser on 2019/04/15 00:05
I don’t want the app to track my location, please stop pushing! If I say no, then don’t ask me every single time I log in.
Spam and Harassment
by Kodak8822 on 2019/04/14 22:06
Edit: I love this app. The splash screen asking for location tracking has gone away. Thanks!!! I am a premium subscriber being harassed into allowing my location to be tracked. EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app, it “asks” permission to track me. STOP IT!!!!! I don’t want my location tracked!!! You just had a MASSIVE DATA BREACH subjecting 15 MILLION users to phishing attacks! Plus, as a premium subscriber, I am not supposed to be shown ads. So what are you doing with my data? Why do you want it so bad as to harass me? It’s making the app unusable. PLEASE, take no for an answer (NOT “remind me later”) and stop harassing me! Allow me to record my meals in peace.
Annoying marketing making me rethink use
by JennProud on 2019/04/14 18:34
I’ve used this app for a long time now and although there are other apps just as nice out there I’ve stayed with this one because of all my data saved to it. HOWEVER, now I can’t open the app and access anything without twice declining to have my info used for marketing. E v e r y S i n g l e T i m e. I’m about over it.
Track My Location?
by Brenda Nolen on 2019/04/14 18:00
I have used MFP for years before they were purchased by Under Armour. Once they purchased MFP, I was annoyed with the email adds but it’s easy to delete. Now, every time I open the app, they want me to allow them to track my location so they can send me targeted ads. I don’t let Facebook, Instagram, Apple or Google follow me around town so I refuse to allow Under Armour to! Having to click through that (there is no option to opt out) every time I open the app has me searching for a new app.
won’t let me create an account
by fgba1228 on 2019/04/14 17:00
everytime i try to sign up/log in it always says “Sorry, we are unable to process your registration at this time” i have tried to make one for months
Okay but ...
by gsking1 on 2019/04/14 14:31
Good app, but it won’t stop bugging me about asking for precise location permission- every time i open the app. Please fix this. Also Premium is way too expensive. I wouldn’t mind paying, but that is way too much.
Annoying opt-in screen won’t go away
by LuvMoovees on 2019/04/14 14:07
Hey get rid of the advertiser opt-in screen PLEASE. I don’t want that and should be allowed to opt out rather than be brow beaten about location services every time I open the app to log a meal. Just make it go away.
Beware Privacy Update!!!
by MsMagoo12 on 2019/04/14 13:00
I used to love this app, but I may be deleting soon. A recent update now includes an annoying pop up every single time you use the app. The only option is to accept their excessive invasion of privacy in which they are allowed to share pretty much ALL of your personal info with any and everybody they choose! There is no option to opt out of this invasion of privacy! I have searched through all of the settings and can not find anyplace where I can disable this prompt or opt out of privacy sharing. Is this what it’s come down to? Let My Fitness Pal share your private details or don’t use the app? No thank you! And shame on you!
Isn’t worth your money
by LadyA- on 2019/04/14 12:44
After years of using this app, I continue to be disappointed by the problems the company fails to ever address. Sure, when it comes to counting calories, it’s fair, only needing to manually add calories three or four times a week because the scanner doesn’t input the correct information from the nutrition label. However, if you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies, this app is complete rubbish. It almost never has records the correct nutrition, so I have to keep track of it in a journal, making this app useless when compared to its competitors. When I last used it to check out the changes made from the last update, foods rich in potassium showed 0.0mg. The same was true for protein, iron, vitamin A, and calcium. Items with sugar alcohols showed 0 when they had them listed on the label, and so on... it’s very time consuming to log every item ingested here and by hand to get accurate numbers.
Good but glitchy
by 502jemcca07 on 2019/04/14 12:20
So far MFP is the best food tracking app out there that I’ve found. BUT it’s definitely not perfect. It seems to be very glitchy when it comes to tracking food and exercise. If I edit my food and/or exercise the calorie counts are not consistent and don’t add up. For example, I added 28 minutes of circuit training and it showed that I had 136 (green) calories left in my budget. Then I logged a banana, which is 105 calories. After I logged the banana, it showed my remaining calorie budget to be negative (red) 160 calories. It should have shown 31 (green) calories remaining. Because 136-105=31. Just kinda sloppy on the tech side. You guys should really fix this problem. Bc it’s annoying
Annoying
by SLK2019 on 2019/04/14 12:17
All of a sudden the app asks you to turn on location services for “personalization” which simply means targeted ads. It asks every single day so that you have to continually refuse. I don’t want my location on and I’m not going to be harassed about it every day so I’m done with this app. Deleting my account.
Nags user to enable location EVERY run
by unveilmyeyeyes on 2019/04/14 11:41
Every time I open the app, I am prompted/nagged to enable location based services. You can click no but due to placement, usually takes a few attempts. Then the app does another pop up scaring you into enabling it again. This happens every time app opened.
Needs improvement
by Morpheusisi on 2019/04/14 10:32
Things that need to be addressed: - Can’t import steps from Google Fit, so I can’t integrate my Michael Kors Access smartwatch step counter - intrusive pop ups asking for permission to track my location. The only options are yes or remind me later. The first time I said no, it asked me if I was sure, then I saw the icon that location services were being used! I had to disable them through my settings. Not cool. - news feed is inundated with ads, I never see friends’ accomplishments - subscription price is too high for features I don’t want or need. I’d prefer to pay a small fee and opt out of ads. I don’t need the other bells and whistles. - text search relevance is awful. If they don’t fix the location pop up soon, I’m finding another app.
Used to be functional
by Rrrrrrrrrred on 2019/04/14 05:02
They recently started asking me to enable location services every time I open the app. There is no option to choose ‘no’ and have them stop asking. Significantly decreases utility.
Constant Demands for Precise Location Permissions
by Tracy Kannarr on 2019/04/14 04:35
I was very happy using the app until a couple of days ago when I was presented with a dialog asking for permission to use my precise location. There is no decline option. When you finally give in and accept and then go to personalization and turn it off, it's right back to the dialog from hell.
Why do you want to track me?
by Add skydrive on 2019/04/14 04:23
Every time I open the app, I’m asked to opt in...I don’t want to! Stop asking!
Stop Nagging!
by Talisian_S on 2019/04/14 03:30
Recently the app relentlessly bugs you to turn on Location based content. The options are accept or ask me later-aka in a few minutes. If you turn it on then turn it off, it starts nagging again. Just stop! I don’t need a calorie tracker knowing my location!
New Location-Based Advertising
by Kvndxn on 2019/04/14 03:11
MyFitnessPal is the best app for tracking nutrition and diet info. I’ve been using it for several years. I do not pay for the premium option. UA has added a new “opt in” prompt for location-based tracking for targeted advertising. The prompt only gives two options: Accept or Remind Me Later. By selecting Remind Me Later the prompt keeps appearing each time I open the app. I am not going to consent to this. I want to decline or opt out of this option but the app offers no such choice. Until this is corrected, the app goes from 5 stars to 1.
Going downhill
by bphi on 2019/04/14 03:06
I’ve been using for years. Great concept and huge food database. Almost unusable now because of intrusive ads that try to grab clicks and a nag screen on every start up.
Was great until recently.
by PirateGoesYar on 2019/04/14 02:08
I’ve been using this app for quite awhile, and it hasn’t put a foot wrong, until now. As of 04/12/19, the app asks me to allow collection of “precise location data”, and there appears to be no way to opt out. Your only options are to accept or “Remind me later” (which translates to “in an hour or so”). Even if you accept and then go into the menus to opt back out again (the description claims you can “opt out at any time”, it just goes right back to asking for you to enable location data every time you log in. This is totally unnecessary and unacceptable to me, and I very much do not appreciate the “yes or we’ll keep bugging you” tactics. If it doesn’t change shortly, I will be finding a new tracker.
Location specifics mandatory!!
by polarmoss on 2019/04/14 01:51
There is no way to opt out of location specifics. Only “remind me later”’ and it reminds me each and every time I open the app. Very disappointed in this invasion or nuisance option. Just allow me to opt out.
Terrible UI, Good Food Database
by nawroth74 on 2019/04/14 01:45
No, I don’t want your app to track my location. YES I’m sure, please stop asking every time I open the app. The UI is awful and polluted with ads. I get you need to make money, but please tone it down a bit. There are useful features and the food database is top notch.
No way to opt out of location services notices
by spookymonsters on 2019/04/14 01:37
They ask for precision location based services every time you open the app. Apple was supposed to have disabled this but they’ve found a way to sneak past it
Location Based Ad Opt-Out
by jfharding on 2019/04/14 00:36
New version of the app makes you opt out of location-based ads every time it is opened or used. Why does it force the selection every time? It is just waiting for you to not pay attention and you select the wrong option.
Nagging for location based “content” AKA ads
by Milanracer190 on 2019/04/14 00:32
But I already pay for Premium. Shouldn’t that be enough monetization of me as a customer?
Was great...
by WallyWild on 2019/04/13 22:06
This was a great app before they started incessantly asking me to turn on location based tracking/advertising EVERY TIME I open the app. If there is no way to permanently opt out without having to see this prompt every time then it’s going to be time to switch to a new tracker for me.
Location reminders...
by Kurt Stockton on 2019/04/13 21:04
Stop asking every five minutes if it’s okay for the app to spy on you. No means no!
Quitting the app...
by TheH7 on 2019/04/13 20:57
I used to love this app. Now every time I try to use it, it asks me about location-based advertising. This would be ok, BUT I AM A SUBSCRIBER AND I PAY FOR THE YEARLY PLAN! I am deleting and canceling my subscription.
Nag nag nag
by Waldo&MInc on 2019/04/13 20:36
I’ve used this app for a long time. I’ve adapted to its some idiosyncratic UI...but I am now on the verge of dumping it. It wants to use my local info for “better” ads. I tell it “no” and it keeps on asking and asking. Once was fine. Every day or multiple times per day is NOT!
New suggested search breaks app
by NickNella on 2019/04/13 20:03
The latest update adds suggested search auto fill to the diary page, but it blocks you from actually seeing what you’re typing in. Very clunky / broken user experience.
Great for tracking and using its paid features!
by ChivetteReens on 2019/04/13 19:33
I count macros and love that I’m able to adjust the macros each week to my specific goals. ☀️ I did notice the water tracker has been glitching! Hope it gets fixed!
Aggressive location sharing request
by friskymonkey23 on 2019/04/13 19:07
Latest version is constantly prompting to consent into location-based ad personalization. If you don’t consent, you are asked every single time you open the app.
!!!!
by isa0073 on 2019/04/13 19:01
I got charged 41.97 for a yearly member ship and never authorized. Paid 10$ 1st month again-never agreed to pay for the yearly membership. Cant get a hold them to get a refund back. Apple wont return my money back either... I cancelled the member ship the day I saw my card was being charged. Any ways make sure you don't have your card on file, honestly the app is not worth it... not saying it because of the charge...
BEWARE OF LATEST UPDATE PRIVACY CONCERN
by MelSweet2019 on 2019/04/13 18:31
The latest update is generating a pop-up that asks you to turn on precise location tracking in order for the app to target you with ads. The pop-up DOES NOT allow you to opt-out of this tracking. The only options are to accept or “Remind Me Later”. If you select “Remind Me Later” and then re-open the app, you see the pop up again. This essentially forces you to deal with pop-up harassment or opt into the tracking. As a long time user of this app, I am extremely disappointed and will stop using the app until this is corrected.
Wants invasive information, won’t take “no” for an answer
by so_what?! on 2019/04/13 18:12
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for years, but with the most recent update the app has begun spamming me with requests to allow location tracking for ads. There is no option to refuse. This is INVASIVE, OBNOXIOUS , and PREDATORY, so after years of daily use I am closing my account and moving elsewhere. I recommend you look for some other app that has more respect for your privacy.
Location based ad content
by Jakenbake350 on 2019/04/13 17:56
Get asked for location tracking every time I open the app. Confusing menus make it easier to say yes and my options are accept and remind me later. I don’t want you tracking me, just analyze my food and be done with it.
VERY BAD UPDATE! Don’t do it!
by Phobeauxs on 2019/04/13 15:57
So, if I don’t let you track me with location-based services you’ve added another screen I have to click through every single time I open the app?!?! Insane! It’s not an “opt in.”
3rd party ad companies love this app!
by Reviewer_89435 on 2019/04/13 14:49
Latest version (19.3.6) forces opt-in to location based ads by displaying splash screen until user enables at least once.
Location Based Services
by prsan94 on 2019/04/13 14:49
I plan to delete this app if it asks me one more time at launch if I want to sign up for Personalization— Precise Location Based Services (ie ads). It’s annoying and the there is no opt out, only a “remind me later” The developers need to fix this / make it less intrusive because it’s frustrating
Major data harvesting and Ads galore
by Hayseed willy on 2019/04/13 14:25
First the ads are constantly in your face. Hiding in menus are ways to Turn Off auto playing their ads but it’s sneaky. A consistent pop up window ASKs to track your “precise location” so they can sell your whereabouts to everyone but only give you the option “to accept “. You can’t say no! After you accept You have to dig back through menus and turn it off. Total corporate bullshittery.
Good app, becoming user-hostile
by Chris Krycho on 2019/04/13 14:05
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for half a decade, and have been a paying customer for several of those. It’s a solid app which does its job well. However, the most recent release’s constant pestering about providing fine-grained location services is very user-hostile: if a user tells the app “no”, they should not be prompted again the next day about it. I don’t want to give that data and don’t have any use for the features it might enable. My only choices should not be “Yes” and “Remind me later.” However important this data collection feels to UnderArmour, is it worth treating your customers this way? Please give users a way to permanently opt out.
Increases awareness
by Beebees1111 on 2019/04/13 13:56
I love using this app as it increases my awareness of how much and what I eat. Journaling allows me to identify habits, good and bad, and how my body tolerates particular foods. It’s easy to adjust macro goals. To make a great app greater it wold be helpful to have the carbs broken down to Net carbs. Developers, can you incorporate this into the next update please!
Love hate relationship
by n_ed on 2019/04/13 12:43
I used to love this app and was actually thinking of going premium (something I never do). However, lately the app is freezing constantly and it takes way too long to enter your meals. I really hope the developers can work this out because it’s taking a while now..
New update makes it really really hard to enjoy logging food
by J.MAC13 on 2019/04/13 06:05
I’m dealing with a buffet of medical this past year, I’ve lost a bunch of weight, deal with ADHD, and lack of sensation/feeling in my finger tips. I’m a huge fan of MFP - reminds/keeps me on track everyday. Have a hard enough time finding stuff to eat with new vegan diet and with typing with my fingers. So the scan bar code was a life saver! This new update makes the bar code scanner nearly impossible for me to use! I tap the icon 20x before it finally decides to open. The lag and lack of urgency from the app is horrendous. If I’m logging food - it’s typically when I’m on the move/limited on time. Please fix this. This is so bad. I don’t know why you’d ever consider changing it. Go back to the old scanning option.
Not a fan of the auto-adjusting
by lalay513 on 2019/04/13 04:19
I diligently track my macros everyday (which is why I have subscribed to the premium version of this app), and I’ve recently decided (with the guidance of my nutritionist) to change the amount of protein, carbs, and fat I have. When I make these changes, the app auto-adjusts the total of amount of calories that I “should” have daily. But listen here - no one asked for this! I certainly didn’t!!! I should be able to say how many calories, and how many grams of protein/fat/carbs I want without the app stopping me from doing both. As it stands now, I can only do one or the other, which makes no sense. I get that MFP most likely has medical professionals on their team helping to create the suggested macro/calorie breakdowns; but again - I’m not looking for this one-size-fits-all mess. I’m on a serious weight loss journey (down 138lbs, with 60lbs+ left to drop), and I’ve got goals to meet. Please consider disabling this unnecessary function. If I’m paying $50 a year, this entire setup should be customizable. I’d rather not use a different app, because y’all have the best bank of foods to log for tracking, but I’m not planning to continue paying for something that doesn’t meet my needs.
Stop the privacy policy ad
by Munshine1974 on 2019/04/13 04:15
I can’t open the app without a pop-up asking me to consent to location based ads by under armor. The only way to opt out is to say remind me later. I like the app. My kids and I use it and it helps. But I will use a different one if I can’t access this one without contracting with under armor.
Can’t register an account
by OGmaster101 on 2019/04/12 23:17
I been trying for so long and I just can’t sign up
what the heck
by soakfmekqlfkgkvksm on 2019/04/12 19:29
Please fix your app!!! It’s soooo glitchy and impossible to use. It doubles meals, doesn’t register when I add new foods, nor registers when I deleted certain foods from my logging. I’ve used this app for over a year, but if you don’t fix this, I’ll use a different, much better, app. The amount of glitching makes the app unable to be used.
Great Idea-Poor Execution
by waldedm on 2019/04/12 18:10
Love what the app offers though it is crashing on me all the time! Especially when I’m trying to manually enter meals/ingredients. I’m up to date on my iPhone software and the app itself... it’s almost unusable now, it’s a shame.
APP HACKED
by Morphiii1688 on 2019/04/12 16:41
My email was found on the dark web according to dashlane. Be careful using this
Seriously best app!
by egpmom112 on 2019/04/12 14:03
I’ve never counted calories before I’ve only ever counted carbs and exercise to work out. I started using this app to help keep track of calories and carbs 10days ago. I got on the scale this morning and I’ve lost 5lbs! I love how if I’m wanting to be bad I can look up how many calories are in what I want and it will keep me from eating it because i see it’s not in the amount of calories I have left for the day. I highly recommend this app for anyone over weight and struggling with weight loss and wanna track ur calories to help you.
No Response
by Beckkelly on 2019/04/12 10:00
Keep trying to log in but my password won't work. Asked for reset many times, never got an email. Emailed them - waited for days. No Response.
My Email address got breached without notification
by Alpha2049 on 2019/04/12 08:33
I just checked my email address breach info, it shows that my email address was leaked once by MyFitnessPal, and my password, ip, username all got hacked. Tho I had stopped using this app before this, I didn’t get any notification about this data breach, which happened in February 2018. Now it’s April 2019. I think I woulda never known it if it wasn’t for me who checked the breach info out of curiosity. I think this company should have sent an apology email to me, for their incapacity of protesting users’ privacy and account safety. But they did not even notify me about this, so I come here to give my first one star comment for free.
Love this app but freezing up instantly
by Mancubus10 on 2019/04/12 01:12
As of the past few days now the app has been freezing so much I can’t use it. Reinstalling doesn’t work. Please fix!
Worst app ever!
by LadyShine2013 on 2019/04/11 22:41
Clunky, confusing, ad- ridden and 90% of the time won’t load or sync with Garmin. The website is down, too, so is useless!
Truly Helpful
by Christie Schrep on 2019/04/11 20:42
Long story short... I had a brain aneurysm rupture, truly a life changer... I went from working out 4 times a week to dealing my short term memory being completely wiped out! So bad I had to learn how to walk and talk again! I ended up GAINING 70lbs! 2 years since I have been able to be active and have been using my favorite go to, MyFitnessPal, I have been able loose 45lbs! Now I may never be as small as I was before but my healthy aspect of life is getting better every day!!! Thank you for the ongoing support!
Love this app, but it’s broken right now
by KellKell5050 on 2019/04/11 18:52
Logging in food keeps crashing. Then reverting back to before food was added. Logging food is pretty touch and go right now. I hope this can be fixed quickly.
Add net carbs as a feature people have been asking for since 2015
by sn0fl8k3 on 2019/04/11 17:54
Please add net carbs as a feature to track people have been asking to have this feature added for years. And we all get the same response from “Dwight”. Well Fwight if I wanted to calculate something myself I wouldn’t have paid for the premium version and taken down “notes” myself as you suggested... please add this function! So people on Keto can see that they are actually eating enough Veggies!!
My fitness Pal
by shoobah an asem on 2019/04/11 15:59
Most helpful app that I have used tracking everything from weight to the amount of steps you take.
App is crashing
by Choo10 on 2019/04/11 12:32
App is crashing immediately after clicking login. What happened?
Disappointed
by ---------------82992948849201 on 2019/04/11 12:17
Used this app for years and then it won’t let me add any other food other than my most recent/frequent foods I’ve typed in the past. Sorry to say this but I don’t eat the same thing every day. So disappointing won’t be using this app anymore. Doesn’t even deserve one star.
Why doesn't the app interact with Mi Band 3?
by V.V10 on 2019/04/11 11:42
The MiBand can track workouts and calories burned during them while MyFitnessPal doesn't.It would be nice if the apps interacted and calories would be added to MyFitnessPal.
Needs Watch Complications
by homerZ on 2019/04/11 11:41
The app itself is good, but would love to see complications for the Apple Watch. Most other calorie counting apps do this already, such as Lose It and Yazio. Additionally, would love to see more stability as the app crashes on me regularly, especially when using the barcode scanner.
Good Concept But The App Freezes Too Much
by Drink Creator on 2019/04/11 04:30
I really do like the concept of what they’re doing with the app but sometimes I have to go in and out of the app two or three times because it continues to freeze up on me while I put in information... This is a new phone and I haven’t even used half of my storage so I know that it’s not the phone is actually the app 😩😫
Freezes
by Leah alex on 2019/04/11 03:43
Won’t stop freezing, hopefully they fix this soon.
Adding food
by Tammy125 on 2019/04/11 00:31
Would not let me add food that was not in my recent meals. Very frustrating deleted the app.
Quit updating if it keeps crashing 😡
by Still a big believer fan on 2019/04/10 23:48
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. It’s crashing again. Must’ve done an update. Is there any way to not crash when you have to do an update? This gets frustrating.
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.
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. 😥
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.
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.
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.
Almost perfect
by TheTrevorBear on 2019/02/20 03:00
It’s great for tracking food, macronutrients, etc. gives warnings when you’re about to go over a restriction/tells you when you hit a goal. Great for keeping track of progress for weight and progress pictures. The design is simple and aesthetic. Some people here are whining that it looks “too boring”, you realize it’s a utility and not a fun game, right? It has the nutrition of a lot of restaurants as well, making it easy to eat out and keep your diet together. Ads aren’t pushy and don’t get in the way. They improved the loading speed for the app, which is great. Easy to edit recipes and allows you to create a “meal”, which is convenient if you (like me) eat similar meals often but still allows you to delete/add items to just that particular day/meal if you happen to change it up. (Ex. Add blueberries to your usual pancake and eggs meal) Where it lacks is that it absolutely drains your battery, faster than an other app I have. Faster than steaming music even. Minor glitches here and there, usually fixable easily though.
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 a fan of the auto-adjusting
by lalay513 on 2019/04/13 04:19
I diligently track my macros everyday (which is why I have subscribed to the premium version of this app), and I’ve recently decided (with the guidance of my nutritionist) to change the amount of protein, carbs, and fat I have. When I make these changes, the app auto-adjusts the total of amount of calories that I “should” have daily. But listen here - no one asked for this! I certainly didn’t!!! I should be able to say how many calories, and how many grams of protein/fat/carbs I want without the app stopping me from doing both. As it stands now, I can only do one or the other, which makes no sense. I get that MFP most likely has medical professionals on their team helping to create the suggested macro/calorie breakdowns; but again - I’m not looking for this one-size-fits-all mess. I’m on a serious weight loss journey (down 138lbs, with 60lbs+ left to drop), and I’ve got goals to meet. Please consider disabling this unnecessary function. If I’m paying $50 a year, this entire setup should be customizable. I’d rather not use a different app, because y’all have the best bank of foods to log for tracking, but I’m not planning to continue paying for something that doesn’t meet my needs.
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.
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!!
Perfect App but Please Fix Crashing Issue!
by Ringgit gorgeous on 2019/04/17 03:31
I’ve only been using this app for a week and have, no joke, lost 4 pounds (hopefully 5 by the end of the week which is my goal). I’ve been wanting to lose 30 pounds now for the last couple years but had no direction until I found this app. You can plan and adjust your food schedule each day to find what works for you and helps you lose weight at the same time. It also is a good learning experience because I had no idea half the crap I was eating was as much calories as it was - it’s great. You can also upload private progress pics and see how you change day by day. I’ve already seen some subtle changes in my waistline. Can’t say enough good things but please fix the crashing issue!! I can’t go on for more than 5-10 minutes at a time without it crashing on me. Good thing this app doesn’t require a ton of time on it otherwise I would have deleted it by now.
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.
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!!!!
Great app but.....
by Tombomania on 2019/02/22 00:21
I’ve used your app for close to three years and have had no problems until now. I’ve entered the food I’ve eaten and calories burned for last week as always. However, when I view the weekly recap it says that I didn’t enter anything. Is this functional only if you upgrade? If so, why give me that as a notification if I am only on basic. One other thing I notice when I walk - the system updates my calories burned but, on a day when I rest between exercise, it has a tendency to subtract calories burned. This only involves a few (less than ten) but if I’ve burned them then there needs to be no change in calories unless I burn more. Another question: If the app records calories burned during the day why, then, does it subtract them entirely if I go to the gym, exercise and enter in a calorie count for treadmill, for example. All I’m left with is the number of calories I burned at the gym. I should have both amounts. These frequent subtractions are getting irritating.
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.
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.
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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 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.
v good
by ithinkmotomotolikesyouuuu on 2019/04/18 22:26
i like it
Buggy
by NV2012 on 2019/04/18 20:56
Whenever I add multiple food items back to back, the previous one gets removed. This only happens on my iPad but it works just fine on my phone
Needs to update their exercises
by AshB1717 on 2019/04/18 17:31
They don’t have a lot of real exercise class choices like water Zumba, 20/20/20, barre and many more things I always try to put in. 50 Wii game choices and walking but for years have had the same limited exercise choices. Please add more.
Cannot use add button
by QueenHarvest16 on 2019/04/18 14:00
While selecting items in Multi-Add mode, the main dashboard of options (home, diary, +, progress, more) will appear. This overlays the Add button, and any attempt to click the Add button results in navigating away from the entries and loses any unsaved selections.
Crashes
by momap77 on 2019/04/18 01:09
I’ve used this app for a few years, and love it. Helps keep me accountable and helped me lose 30 lbs. My poor rating is due to the app crashing every time I’ve opened it lately. Hoping for a fixed version.
Freezes up
by Klb041771 on 2019/04/18 00:54
I really like this app and used it last year. However, I downloaded it just a week ago to use again and it keeps freezing after a couple of inputs of information. I’ve deleted the app and downloaded it again but that didn’t work. I’m using it on the IPhone XR. If not for this, I would rate it at 5 stars.
Needs a barcode scan shortcut
by floppyteainthehouse on 2019/04/17 18:06
It will be much faster to just open the app and see the barcode scanner there and added to food Without having to press onto many buttons to add the food I need to scan a barcode a faster way I also click on the tab for breakfast And I must check on the Breakfast blue letters instead of just tapping on the whole tab 😒. I would like to tap on the tan once and not twice to confirm.
Enhancements Needed
by RKITMAN on 2019/04/17 16:01
I don’t want to share my location information and it asks me EVERY time I open the app. Also, if you want people to BUY the app, then some additional suggestions: * allow me to **share** a recipe * allow me to **copy** a recipe and **paste** it to edit for a slightly different mix (e.g.: changing out beef for chicken in a chili recipe).
Bar codes not working
by amh119 on 2019/04/17 12:34
I usually love this app but after the new update barcodes that normally work by scanning will no longer add.
Constant crashes
by gcjr596 on 2019/04/17 12:14
Any chance this app will ever be updated to stop the constant crashing? Perhaps it’s the ad servers crashing the app. Update: still crashing after latest “update”. If it’s not the ad servers making this app crash constantly, then someone needs to step up and fix this mess. For this you lose one star.
MyFitness Pal
by lukeherda on 2019/04/17 11:04
I really think this is the best app on the market for tracking macronutrients. Very user friendly. I would say over 95 percent of the items I scan are found and directly match the labels. You are able to create recipes too which is nice. You can always find a good article to read as well in the blog portion of the app. Tracking weight and progress is supported by a nice line graph to help visualize progress. Occasional crash but no reason to knock the app for that, all apps crash. I do think adding a calculator to the app would do wonders for those tracking food intake very specifically. Is that something that will ever happen?
Don’t waste your time
by gm75 on 2019/04/17 11:03
I found this to be the most unhelpful fitness/health app. I tried the “free” trial and they make it impossible to cancel. I have to now drive to my cell provider to help me unsubscribe to this app.
Perfect App but Please Fix Crashing Issue!
by Ringgit gorgeous on 2019/04/17 03:31
I’ve only been using this app for a week and have, no joke, lost 4 pounds (hopefully 5 by the end of the week which is my goal). I’ve been wanting to lose 30 pounds now for the last couple years but had no direction until I found this app. You can plan and adjust your food schedule each day to find what works for you and helps you lose weight at the same time. It also is a good learning experience because I had no idea half the crap I was eating was as much calories as it was - it’s great. You can also upload private progress pics and see how you change day by day. I’ve already seen some subtle changes in my waistline. Can’t say enough good things but please fix the crashing issue!! I can’t go on for more than 5-10 minutes at a time without it crashing on me. Good thing this app doesn’t require a ton of time on it otherwise I would have deleted it by now.
Fix the crashes
by agugjgdjkknkllpp on 2019/04/17 00:42
Too buggy to use.
Constantly freezes
by Heatherrrerr on 2019/04/17 00:12
Can’t make it through putting in a meal without this app freezing up multiple times.
Great app - easy to use
by The McNicols on 2019/04/16 21:48
I have been using the app for 2.5 months now and I have lost 28 lbs already. The app is very user friendly and easy to use. I have not found a food that was not already listed in the app database. The bar scanner function is great.
Love it. Keep coming back to it.
by LaurennRaquel on 2019/04/16 21:35
I love it and the database beats all the rest. I just wish it had a few of the stuff Lifesum has like goals for veggies or skipping meat. Or fasting settings. Also wish the interface was more aesthetic.
Clunky UI, horribly bug ridden
by fjalkdj on 2019/04/16 21:20
This app needs a facelift. The UI is hideous, dated, and unwieldy. The app is not performant either. It frequently freezes and crashes. Total waste of time.
App keeps freezing
by JackieRob on 2019/04/16 18:46
I love the app but it keeps freezing on me. Is this happening to anyone else? I’m using an iPhone 6s
Glitchy now, used to be great
by carrieo9 on 2019/04/16 17:01
I used this app (premium version) for like 3 years straight and I loved it! It was very easy to create recipes and to scan barcodes and add food. I took a break for a while but I’m back trying to log again, but the app is very glitchy now. It shuts down all the time, if you try to add foods to your diary, it freezes up and you can’t proceed. Even exiting out and restarting doesn’t help. I pay to use this app so it’s very frustrating, it’s been a few weeks that I’ve been dealing with the glitchiness and I’m considering switching apps because this is now completely useless.
Shutdowns
by Ckblueyz73 on 2019/04/16 16:40
I have used this app on & off for several years. Not sure what’s happened recently to make the app shut down every few minutes. Very frustrating. I was considering going premium because of past experiences and now I am thinking of deleting the app altogether.
Not compatible with Runtastic
by Bernarama on 2019/04/16 14:50
I’ve spent the last 1/2 hour trying to link my Runtastic (exercise) app with MyFitness and it refuses to record activity to my daily diary. Please fix!
unable to sign up for 2 days
by Blubberguy22 on 2019/04/16 14:28
tried signing up with both email and facebook and it always says “cannot process sign up at this point”. waste of time
Used to work well
by anonymityrocks on 2019/04/16 03:44
Used this a year ago, worked great. Now it freezes every time I try to add a food item. It’s unworkable. I have the same iPhone I had last year and I don’t know why the app has started acting like this. It’s so disappointing.
I’m on Keto
by SassyRainbows on 2019/04/16 01:51
and this app is wonderful, helping keep up with my diet and everything...BUT I want to be able to go back and edit my original recipes to be more Keto friendly without having to START ALL OVER and put all the ingredients again again. I use a lot of items.
Latest update crashes frequently
by Not dependent on 2019/04/16 01:16
The lasted update crashes frequently. It crashes after logging food items
Question
by isanchez24 on 2019/04/16 00:59
If my wife bought the premium can I use the premium version as well on my phone?
Highly deceptive up for location based tracking
by Dave Coufal on 2019/04/15 20:52
I do not care for the deceptive way in which the location based ad tracking was presented. The opt out button was hidden under the phone “drag up” up on XS models. It was labeled “ask later” so it is not clear if they will continue to annoy their paying customers. Privacy hi should be clear, dead simple and default to privacy.
Love It, But....
by Jeasterday83 on 2019/04/15 18:13
I love this app. I use it daily. BUT, they really need to get with the current times and allow a feature to calculate net carbs like many other FREE apps already do. I pay for the premium. I would make this 5 stars for that as a premium option. Update: I’ve had this app a year or two now. And so just don’t understand the lack of adding a net carb option. That is such a big things these days in the health world that it seems like it should be a priority. I don’t plan to renew my subscription due to this one flaw.
Please disable the precision location nag screen
by hand to the queen on 2019/04/15 13:16
I've used the app every day for over a year, it's been great. I can track my calories, water intake, and exercise. The latest update has ruined the app though. The app wants me to allow precision location tracking for targeted advertising and offers. I will not allow the app to track me, so my fitness pal nags me every time i open the app to allow it more access. Thanks for a good year, but I'm deleting the app today.
Panopticon
by Word bird on 2019/04/15 12:43
I oay
Used to be great
by Chase Paul Apple bruh on 2019/04/15 01:54
Used to be a great app. Basic function and purpose is still great but more they have updated it the more it crashes and more glitchy. Often saved meals get added as twice. If you change your goal, your goal calories for just that day get updated but any day following stay the same. The new search function isn’t as useful as it used to be. Wish they brought it back to how it was around 2014-2015.
Tired of the not so subtle push for location based services (ads)
by Andrew Bowser on 2019/04/15 00:05
I don’t want the app to track my location, please stop pushing! If I say no, then don’t ask me every single time I log in.
Spam and Harassment
by Kodak8822 on 2019/04/14 22:06
Edit: I love this app. The splash screen asking for location tracking has gone away. Thanks!!! I am a premium subscriber being harassed into allowing my location to be tracked. EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app, it “asks” permission to track me. STOP IT!!!!! I don’t want my location tracked!!! You just had a MASSIVE DATA BREACH subjecting 15 MILLION users to phishing attacks! Plus, as a premium subscriber, I am not supposed to be shown ads. So what are you doing with my data? Why do you want it so bad as to harass me? It’s making the app unusable. PLEASE, take no for an answer (NOT “remind me later”) and stop harassing me! Allow me to record my meals in peace.
Annoying marketing making me rethink use
by JennProud on 2019/04/14 18:34
I’ve used this app for a long time now and although there are other apps just as nice out there I’ve stayed with this one because of all my data saved to it. HOWEVER, now I can’t open the app and access anything without twice declining to have my info used for marketing. E v e r y S i n g l e T i m e. I’m about over it.
Track My Location?
by Brenda Nolen on 2019/04/14 18:00
I have used MFP for years before they were purchased by Under Armour. Once they purchased MFP, I was annoyed with the email adds but it’s easy to delete. Now, every time I open the app, they want me to allow them to track my location so they can send me targeted ads. I don’t let Facebook, Instagram, Apple or Google follow me around town so I refuse to allow Under Armour to! Having to click through that (there is no option to opt out) every time I open the app has me searching for a new app.
won’t let me create an account
by fgba1228 on 2019/04/14 17:00
everytime i try to sign up/log in it always says “Sorry, we are unable to process your registration at this time” i have tried to make one for months
Okay but ...
by gsking1 on 2019/04/14 14:31
Good app, but it won’t stop bugging me about asking for precise location permission- every time i open the app. Please fix this. Also Premium is way too expensive. I wouldn’t mind paying, but that is way too much.
Annoying opt-in screen won’t go away
by LuvMoovees on 2019/04/14 14:07
Hey get rid of the advertiser opt-in screen PLEASE. I don’t want that and should be allowed to opt out rather than be brow beaten about location services every time I open the app to log a meal. Just make it go away.
Beware Privacy Update!!!
by MsMagoo12 on 2019/04/14 13:00
I used to love this app, but I may be deleting soon. A recent update now includes an annoying pop up every single time you use the app. The only option is to accept their excessive invasion of privacy in which they are allowed to share pretty much ALL of your personal info with any and everybody they choose! There is no option to opt out of this invasion of privacy! I have searched through all of the settings and can not find anyplace where I can disable this prompt or opt out of privacy sharing. Is this what it’s come down to? Let My Fitness Pal share your private details or don’t use the app? No thank you! And shame on you!
Isn’t worth your money
by LadyA- on 2019/04/14 12:44
After years of using this app, I continue to be disappointed by the problems the company fails to ever address. Sure, when it comes to counting calories, it’s fair, only needing to manually add calories three or four times a week because the scanner doesn’t input the correct information from the nutrition label. However, if you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies, this app is complete rubbish. It almost never has records the correct nutrition, so I have to keep track of it in a journal, making this app useless when compared to its competitors. When I last used it to check out the changes made from the last update, foods rich in potassium showed 0.0mg. The same was true for protein, iron, vitamin A, and calcium. Items with sugar alcohols showed 0 when they had them listed on the label, and so on... it’s very time consuming to log every item ingested here and by hand to get accurate numbers.
Good but glitchy
by 502jemcca07 on 2019/04/14 12:20
So far MFP is the best food tracking app out there that I’ve found. BUT it’s definitely not perfect. It seems to be very glitchy when it comes to tracking food and exercise. If I edit my food and/or exercise the calorie counts are not consistent and don’t add up. For example, I added 28 minutes of circuit training and it showed that I had 136 (green) calories left in my budget. Then I logged a banana, which is 105 calories. After I logged the banana, it showed my remaining calorie budget to be negative (red) 160 calories. It should have shown 31 (green) calories remaining. Because 136-105=31. Just kinda sloppy on the tech side. You guys should really fix this problem. Bc it’s annoying
Annoying
by SLK2019 on 2019/04/14 12:17
All of a sudden the app asks you to turn on location services for “personalization” which simply means targeted ads. It asks every single day so that you have to continually refuse. I don’t want my location on and I’m not going to be harassed about it every day so I’m done with this app. Deleting my account.
Nags user to enable location EVERY run
by unveilmyeyeyes on 2019/04/14 11:41
Every time I open the app, I am prompted/nagged to enable location based services. You can click no but due to placement, usually takes a few attempts. Then the app does another pop up scaring you into enabling it again. This happens every time app opened.
Needs improvement
by Morpheusisi on 2019/04/14 10:32
Things that need to be addressed: - Can’t import steps from Google Fit, so I can’t integrate my Michael Kors Access smartwatch step counter - intrusive pop ups asking for permission to track my location. The only options are yes or remind me later. The first time I said no, it asked me if I was sure, then I saw the icon that location services were being used! I had to disable them through my settings. Not cool. - news feed is inundated with ads, I never see friends’ accomplishments - subscription price is too high for features I don’t want or need. I’d prefer to pay a small fee and opt out of ads. I don’t need the other bells and whistles. - text search relevance is awful. If they don’t fix the location pop up soon, I’m finding another app.
Used to be functional
by Rrrrrrrrrred on 2019/04/14 05:02
They recently started asking me to enable location services every time I open the app. There is no option to choose ‘no’ and have them stop asking. Significantly decreases utility.
Constant Demands for Precise Location Permissions
by Tracy Kannarr on 2019/04/14 04:35
I was very happy using the app until a couple of days ago when I was presented with a dialog asking for permission to use my precise location. There is no decline option. When you finally give in and accept and then go to personalization and turn it off, it's right back to the dialog from hell.
Why do you want to track me?
by Add skydrive on 2019/04/14 04:23
Every time I open the app, I’m asked to opt in...I don’t want to! Stop asking!
Stop Nagging!
by Talisian_S on 2019/04/14 03:30
Recently the app relentlessly bugs you to turn on Location based content. The options are accept or ask me later-aka in a few minutes. If you turn it on then turn it off, it starts nagging again. Just stop! I don’t need a calorie tracker knowing my location!
New Location-Based Advertising
by Kvndxn on 2019/04/14 03:11
MyFitnessPal is the best app for tracking nutrition and diet info. I’ve been using it for several years. I do not pay for the premium option. UA has added a new “opt in” prompt for location-based tracking for targeted advertising. The prompt only gives two options: Accept or Remind Me Later. By selecting Remind Me Later the prompt keeps appearing each time I open the app. I am not going to consent to this. I want to decline or opt out of this option but the app offers no such choice. Until this is corrected, the app goes from 5 stars to 1.
Going downhill
by bphi on 2019/04/14 03:06
I’ve been using for years. Great concept and huge food database. Almost unusable now because of intrusive ads that try to grab clicks and a nag screen on every start up.
Was great until recently.
by PirateGoesYar on 2019/04/14 02:08
I’ve been using this app for quite awhile, and it hasn’t put a foot wrong, until now. As of 04/12/19, the app asks me to allow collection of “precise location data”, and there appears to be no way to opt out. Your only options are to accept or “Remind me later” (which translates to “in an hour or so”). Even if you accept and then go into the menus to opt back out again (the description claims you can “opt out at any time”, it just goes right back to asking for you to enable location data every time you log in. This is totally unnecessary and unacceptable to me, and I very much do not appreciate the “yes or we’ll keep bugging you” tactics. If it doesn’t change shortly, I will be finding a new tracker.
Location specifics mandatory!!
by polarmoss on 2019/04/14 01:51
There is no way to opt out of location specifics. Only “remind me later”’ and it reminds me each and every time I open the app. Very disappointed in this invasion or nuisance option. Just allow me to opt out.
Terrible UI, Good Food Database
by nawroth74 on 2019/04/14 01:45
No, I don’t want your app to track my location. YES I’m sure, please stop asking every time I open the app. The UI is awful and polluted with ads. I get you need to make money, but please tone it down a bit. There are useful features and the food database is top notch.
No way to opt out of location services notices
by spookymonsters on 2019/04/14 01:37
They ask for precision location based services every time you open the app. Apple was supposed to have disabled this but they’ve found a way to sneak past it
Location Based Ad Opt-Out
by jfharding on 2019/04/14 00:36
New version of the app makes you opt out of location-based ads every time it is opened or used. Why does it force the selection every time? It is just waiting for you to not pay attention and you select the wrong option.
Nagging for location based “content” AKA ads
by Milanracer190 on 2019/04/14 00:32
But I already pay for Premium. Shouldn’t that be enough monetization of me as a customer?
Was great...
by WallyWild on 2019/04/13 22:06
This was a great app before they started incessantly asking me to turn on location based tracking/advertising EVERY TIME I open the app. If there is no way to permanently opt out without having to see this prompt every time then it’s going to be time to switch to a new tracker for me.
Location reminders...
by Kurt Stockton on 2019/04/13 21:04
Stop asking every five minutes if it’s okay for the app to spy on you. No means no!
Quitting the app...
by TheH7 on 2019/04/13 20:57
I used to love this app. Now every time I try to use it, it asks me about location-based advertising. This would be ok, BUT I AM A SUBSCRIBER AND I PAY FOR THE YEARLY PLAN! I am deleting and canceling my subscription.
Nag nag nag
by Waldo&MInc on 2019/04/13 20:36
I’ve used this app for a long time. I’ve adapted to its some idiosyncratic UI...but I am now on the verge of dumping it. It wants to use my local info for “better” ads. I tell it “no” and it keeps on asking and asking. Once was fine. Every day or multiple times per day is NOT!
New suggested search breaks app
by NickNella on 2019/04/13 20:03
The latest update adds suggested search auto fill to the diary page, but it blocks you from actually seeing what you’re typing in. Very clunky / broken user experience.
Great for tracking and using its paid features!
by ChivetteReens on 2019/04/13 19:33
I count macros and love that I’m able to adjust the macros each week to my specific goals. ☀️ I did notice the water tracker has been glitching! Hope it gets fixed!
Aggressive location sharing request
by friskymonkey23 on 2019/04/13 19:07
Latest version is constantly prompting to consent into location-based ad personalization. If you don’t consent, you are asked every single time you open the app.
!!!!
by isa0073 on 2019/04/13 19:01
I got charged 41.97 for a yearly member ship and never authorized. Paid 10$ 1st month again-never agreed to pay for the yearly membership. Cant get a hold them to get a refund back. Apple wont return my money back either... I cancelled the member ship the day I saw my card was being charged. Any ways make sure you don't have your card on file, honestly the app is not worth it... not saying it because of the charge...
BEWARE OF LATEST UPDATE PRIVACY CONCERN
by MelSweet2019 on 2019/04/13 18:31
The latest update is generating a pop-up that asks you to turn on precise location tracking in order for the app to target you with ads. The pop-up DOES NOT allow you to opt-out of this tracking. The only options are to accept or “Remind Me Later”. If you select “Remind Me Later” and then re-open the app, you see the pop up again. This essentially forces you to deal with pop-up harassment or opt into the tracking. As a long time user of this app, I am extremely disappointed and will stop using the app until this is corrected.
Wants invasive information, won’t take “no” for an answer
by so_what?! on 2019/04/13 18:12
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for years, but with the most recent update the app has begun spamming me with requests to allow location tracking for ads. There is no option to refuse. This is INVASIVE, OBNOXIOUS , and PREDATORY, so after years of daily use I am closing my account and moving elsewhere. I recommend you look for some other app that has more respect for your privacy.
Location based ad content
by Jakenbake350 on 2019/04/13 17:56
Get asked for location tracking every time I open the app. Confusing menus make it easier to say yes and my options are accept and remind me later. I don’t want you tracking me, just analyze my food and be done with it.
VERY BAD UPDATE! Don’t do it!
by Phobeauxs on 2019/04/13 15:57
So, if I don’t let you track me with location-based services you’ve added another screen I have to click through every single time I open the app?!?! Insane! It’s not an “opt in.”
3rd party ad companies love this app!
by Reviewer_89435 on 2019/04/13 14:49
Latest version (19.3.6) forces opt-in to location based ads by displaying splash screen until user enables at least once.
Location Based Services
by prsan94 on 2019/04/13 14:49
I plan to delete this app if it asks me one more time at launch if I want to sign up for Personalization— Precise Location Based Services (ie ads). It’s annoying and the there is no opt out, only a “remind me later” The developers need to fix this / make it less intrusive because it’s frustrating
Major data harvesting and Ads galore
by Hayseed willy on 2019/04/13 14:25
First the ads are constantly in your face. Hiding in menus are ways to Turn Off auto playing their ads but it’s sneaky. A consistent pop up window ASKs to track your “precise location” so they can sell your whereabouts to everyone but only give you the option “to accept “. You can’t say no! After you accept You have to dig back through menus and turn it off. Total corporate bullshittery.
Good app, becoming user-hostile
by Chris Krycho on 2019/04/13 14:05
I’ve been using MyFitnessPal for half a decade, and have been a paying customer for several of those. It’s a solid app which does its job well. However, the most recent release’s constant pestering about providing fine-grained location services is very user-hostile: if a user tells the app “no”, they should not be prompted again the next day about it. I don’t want to give that data and don’t have any use for the features it might enable. My only choices should not be “Yes” and “Remind me later.” However important this data collection feels to UnderArmour, is it worth treating your customers this way? Please give users a way to permanently opt out.
Increases awareness
by Beebees1111 on 2019/04/13 13:56
I love using this app as it increases my awareness of how much and what I eat. Journaling allows me to identify habits, good and bad, and how my body tolerates particular foods. It’s easy to adjust macro goals. To make a great app greater it wold be helpful to have the carbs broken down to Net carbs. Developers, can you incorporate this into the next update please!
Love hate relationship
by n_ed on 2019/04/13 12:43
I used to love this app and was actually thinking of going premium (something I never do). However, lately the app is freezing constantly and it takes way too long to enter your meals. I really hope the developers can work this out because it’s taking a while now..
New update makes it really really hard to enjoy logging food
by J.MAC13 on 2019/04/13 06:05
I’m dealing with a buffet of medical this past year, I’ve lost a bunch of weight, deal with ADHD, and lack of sensation/feeling in my finger tips. I’m a huge fan of MFP - reminds/keeps me on track everyday. Have a hard enough time finding stuff to eat with new vegan diet and with typing with my fingers. So the scan bar code was a life saver! This new update makes the bar code scanner nearly impossible for me to use! I tap the icon 20x before it finally decides to open. The lag and lack of urgency from the app is horrendous. If I’m logging food - it’s typically when I’m on the move/limited on time. Please fix this. This is so bad. I don’t know why you’d ever consider changing it. Go back to the old scanning option.
Not a fan of the auto-adjusting
by lalay513 on 2019/04/13 04:19
I diligently track my macros everyday (which is why I have subscribed to the premium version of this app), and I’ve recently decided (with the guidance of my nutritionist) to change the amount of protein, carbs, and fat I have. When I make these changes, the app auto-adjusts the total of amount of calories that I “should” have daily. But listen here - no one asked for this! I certainly didn’t!!! I should be able to say how many calories, and how many grams of protein/fat/carbs I want without the app stopping me from doing both. As it stands now, I can only do one or the other, which makes no sense. I get that MFP most likely has medical professionals on their team helping to create the suggested macro/calorie breakdowns; but again - I’m not looking for this one-size-fits-all mess. I’m on a serious weight loss journey (down 138lbs, with 60lbs+ left to drop), and I’ve got goals to meet. Please consider disabling this unnecessary function. If I’m paying $50 a year, this entire setup should be customizable. I’d rather not use a different app, because y’all have the best bank of foods to log for tracking, but I’m not planning to continue paying for something that doesn’t meet my needs.
Stop the privacy policy ad
by Munshine1974 on 2019/04/13 04:15
I can’t open the app without a pop-up asking me to consent to location based ads by under armor. The only way to opt out is to say remind me later. I like the app. My kids and I use it and it helps. But I will use a different one if I can’t access this one without contracting with under armor.
Can’t register an account
by OGmaster101 on 2019/04/12 23:17
I been trying for so long and I just can’t sign up
what the heck
by soakfmekqlfkgkvksm on 2019/04/12 19:29
Please fix your app!!! It’s soooo glitchy and impossible to use. It doubles meals, doesn’t register when I add new foods, nor registers when I deleted certain foods from my logging. I’ve used this app for over a year, but if you don’t fix this, I’ll use a different, much better, app. The amount of glitching makes the app unable to be used.
Great Idea-Poor Execution
by waldedm on 2019/04/12 18:10
Love what the app offers though it is crashing on me all the time! Especially when I’m trying to manually enter meals/ingredients. I’m up to date on my iPhone software and the app itself... it’s almost unusable now, it’s a shame.
APP HACKED
by Morphiii1688 on 2019/04/12 16:41
My email was found on the dark web according to dashlane. Be careful using this
Seriously best app!
by egpmom112 on 2019/04/12 14:03
I’ve never counted calories before I’ve only ever counted carbs and exercise to work out. I started using this app to help keep track of calories and carbs 10days ago. I got on the scale this morning and I’ve lost 5lbs! I love how if I’m wanting to be bad I can look up how many calories are in what I want and it will keep me from eating it because i see it’s not in the amount of calories I have left for the day. I highly recommend this app for anyone over weight and struggling with weight loss and wanna track ur calories to help you.
No Response
by Beckkelly on 2019/04/12 10:00
Keep trying to log in but my password won't work. Asked for reset many times, never got an email. Emailed them - waited for days. No Response.
My Email address got breached without notification
by Alpha2049 on 2019/04/12 08:33
I just checked my email address breach info, it shows that my email address was leaked once by MyFitnessPal, and my password, ip, username all got hacked. Tho I had stopped using this app before this, I didn’t get any notification about this data breach, which happened in February 2018. Now it’s April 2019. I think I woulda never known it if it wasn’t for me who checked the breach info out of curiosity. I think this company should have sent an apology email to me, for their incapacity of protesting users’ privacy and account safety. But they did not even notify me about this, so I come here to give my first one star comment for free.
Love this app but freezing up instantly
by Mancubus10 on 2019/04/12 01:12
As of the past few days now the app has been freezing so much I can’t use it. Reinstalling doesn’t work. Please fix!
Worst app ever!
by LadyShine2013 on 2019/04/11 22:41
Clunky, confusing, ad- ridden and 90% of the time won’t load or sync with Garmin. The website is down, too, so is useless!
Truly Helpful
by Christie Schrep on 2019/04/11 20:42
Long story short... I had a brain aneurysm rupture, truly a life changer... I went from working out 4 times a week to dealing my short term memory being completely wiped out! So bad I had to learn how to walk and talk again! I ended up GAINING 70lbs! 2 years since I have been able to be active and have been using my favorite go to, MyFitnessPal, I have been able loose 45lbs! Now I may never be as small as I was before but my healthy aspect of life is getting better every day!!! Thank you for the ongoing support!
Love this app, but it’s broken right now
by KellKell5050 on 2019/04/11 18:52
Logging in food keeps crashing. Then reverting back to before food was added. Logging food is pretty touch and go right now. I hope this can be fixed quickly.
Add net carbs as a feature people have been asking for since 2015
by sn0fl8k3 on 2019/04/11 17:54
Please add net carbs as a feature to track people have been asking to have this feature added for years. And we all get the same response from “Dwight”. Well Fwight if I wanted to calculate something myself I wouldn’t have paid for the premium version and taken down “notes” myself as you suggested... please add this function! So people on Keto can see that they are actually eating enough Veggies!!
My fitness Pal
by shoobah an asem on 2019/04/11 15:59
Most helpful app that I have used tracking everything from weight to the amount of steps you take.
App is crashing
by Choo10 on 2019/04/11 12:32
App is crashing immediately after clicking login. What happened?
Disappointed
by ---------------82992948849201 on 2019/04/11 12:17
Used this app for years and then it won’t let me add any other food other than my most recent/frequent foods I’ve typed in the past. Sorry to say this but I don’t eat the same thing every day. So disappointing won’t be using this app anymore. Doesn’t even deserve one star.
Why doesn't the app interact with Mi Band 3?
by V.V10 on 2019/04/11 11:42
The MiBand can track workouts and calories burned during them while MyFitnessPal doesn't.It would be nice if the apps interacted and calories would be added to MyFitnessPal.
Needs Watch Complications
by homerZ on 2019/04/11 11:41
The app itself is good, but would love to see complications for the Apple Watch. Most other calorie counting apps do this already, such as Lose It and Yazio. Additionally, would love to see more stability as the app crashes on me regularly, especially when using the barcode scanner.
Good Concept But The App Freezes Too Much
by Drink Creator on 2019/04/11 04:30
I really do like the concept of what they’re doing with the app but sometimes I have to go in and out of the app two or three times because it continues to freeze up on me while I put in information... This is a new phone and I haven’t even used half of my storage so I know that it’s not the phone is actually the app 😩😫
Freezes
by Leah alex on 2019/04/11 03:43
Won’t stop freezing, hopefully they fix this soon.
Adding food
by Tammy125 on 2019/04/11 00:31
Would not let me add food that was not in my recent meals. Very frustrating deleted the app.
Quit updating if it keeps crashing 😡
by Still a big believer fan on 2019/04/10 23:48
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. It’s crashing again. Must’ve done an update. Is there any way to not crash when you have to do an update? This gets frustrating.
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.
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. 😥
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.
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.
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.
Almost perfect
by TheTrevorBear on 2019/02/20 03:00
It’s great for tracking food, macronutrients, etc. gives warnings when you’re about to go over a restriction/tells you when you hit a goal. Great for keeping track of progress for weight and progress pictures. The design is simple and aesthetic. Some people here are whining that it looks “too boring”, you realize it’s a utility and not a fun game, right? It has the nutrition of a lot of restaurants as well, making it easy to eat out and keep your diet together. Ads aren’t pushy and don’t get in the way. They improved the loading speed for the app, which is great. Easy to edit recipes and allows you to create a “meal”, which is convenient if you (like me) eat similar meals often but still allows you to delete/add items to just that particular day/meal if you happen to change it up. (Ex. Add blueberries to your usual pancake and eggs meal) Where it lacks is that it absolutely drains your battery, faster than an other app I have. Faster than steaming music even. Minor glitches here and there, usually fixable easily though.
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 a fan of the auto-adjusting
by lalay513 on 2019/04/13 04:19
I diligently track my macros everyday (which is why I have subscribed to the premium version of this app), and I’ve recently decided (with the guidance of my nutritionist) to change the amount of protein, carbs, and fat I have. When I make these changes, the app auto-adjusts the total of amount of calories that I “should” have daily. But listen here - no one asked for this! I certainly didn’t!!! I should be able to say how many calories, and how many grams of protein/fat/carbs I want without the app stopping me from doing both. As it stands now, I can only do one or the other, which makes no sense. I get that MFP most likely has medical professionals on their team helping to create the suggested macro/calorie breakdowns; but again - I’m not looking for this one-size-fits-all mess. I’m on a serious weight loss journey (down 138lbs, with 60lbs+ left to drop), and I’ve got goals to meet. Please consider disabling this unnecessary function. If I’m paying $50 a year, this entire setup should be customizable. I’d rather not use a different app, because y’all have the best bank of foods to log for tracking, but I’m not planning to continue paying for something that doesn’t meet my needs.
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.
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!!
Perfect App but Please Fix Crashing Issue!
by Ringgit gorgeous on 2019/04/17 03:31
I’ve only been using this app for a week and have, no joke, lost 4 pounds (hopefully 5 by the end of the week which is my goal). I’ve been wanting to lose 30 pounds now for the last couple years but had no direction until I found this app. You can plan and adjust your food schedule each day to find what works for you and helps you lose weight at the same time. It also is a good learning experience because I had no idea half the crap I was eating was as much calories as it was - it’s great. You can also upload private progress pics and see how you change day by day. I’ve already seen some subtle changes in my waistline. Can’t say enough good things but please fix the crashing issue!! I can’t go on for more than 5-10 minutes at a time without it crashing on me. Good thing this app doesn’t require a ton of time on it otherwise I would have deleted it by now.
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.
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!!!!
Great app but.....
by Tombomania on 2019/02/22 00:21
I’ve used your app for close to three years and have had no problems until now. I’ve entered the food I’ve eaten and calories burned for last week as always. However, when I view the weekly recap it says that I didn’t enter anything. Is this functional only if you upgrade? If so, why give me that as a notification if I am only on basic. One other thing I notice when I walk - the system updates my calories burned but, on a day when I rest between exercise, it has a tendency to subtract calories burned. This only involves a few (less than ten) but if I’ve burned them then there needs to be no change in calories unless I burn more. Another question: If the app records calories burned during the day why, then, does it subtract them entirely if I go to the gym, exercise and enter in a calorie count for treadmill, for example. All I’m left with is the number of calories I burned at the gym. I should have both amounts. These frequent subtractions are getting irritating.
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.
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.
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
counter
16.50
24
1
count
0.00
10
1
database
16.40
8
weight
13.64
6
fitness
31.93
5
track
0.00
4
1
diet
18.52
3
calorie
16.59
2
health
18.20
2
1
withings
75.00
2
diet tracker
16.94
2
calorie count
42.71
2
mapmyfitness
669
1
250
pal
0.00
1
myfitnesspal
1.5 K
1
calorie counter
90.65
1
myfitness
14.39
1
fitnesspal
146
1
myfitnessp
164
1
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