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Track Calories With MyFitnessPal Mobile

Updated on January 15, 2014

The best calorie counter on the web is now available for your smartphone. Track calories and lose weight with the MyFitnessPal mobile app.

Now you can take MyFitnessPal to the gym.
Now you can take MyFitnessPal to the gym. | Source

Portable Calorie Counter

The best calorie counter on the web is now the best calorie counter on your phone, too. You can now access your food journal and exercise log anytime and anywhere, even when you are on the go.

MyFitnessPal, a free online calorie counter, now has a FREE mobile app. The service has applications for five different operating systems including Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, and Windows Phone.

The mobile app works with the website and shares the same database. It synchronizes data so your account stays current whether you make changes on the web or on your phone.

Amazon, one of the largest online retailers, has MyFitnessPal as a free download for Android devices. To get the app for other devices, visit BlackBerry App World, Mac App Store, or Windows Marketplace.

For many dieters and exercisers, calorie counting and record keeping are time-consuming and hard to manage. The free service that helps you keep track online now lets you manage things on your phone.

With MyFitnessPal mobile, you can take your diet or workout plan with you wherever you go. Keep reading to learn more about the features of this mobile app.

How Does MyFitnessPal Mobile Work?

Losing weight, and keeping it off, takes hard work. MyFitnessPal Mobile makes the job a little easier. The website, which you can access through the mobile app, gives you several tools to help you track your calories.

You are more likely to lose weight and keep it off when you consistently track the food you eat and the exercises you perform. Studies show that diet journals can double your weight loss.

MyFitnessPal features a food diary, exercise log, online forums, and blog with helpful weight loss tips. It also provides calculators for your heart rate, body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR), and various nutritional values.

The MyFitnessPal mobile app gives you easy access to all of these tools from your smartphone. It can help you change your life as you work toward your weight loss goals.

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Medical Disclaimer

The information presented in this article is not intended as health or medical advice, nor is it a substitute for diagnosis or treatment by a qualified medical professional.

© 2012 Annette R. Smith


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      Annette R. Smith 5 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Thank you for your comment, Diana -- and for the Twitter share, too! Many people have had success with this phone app. I'm glad to hear it can help those on a gluten free diet, too.

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      Diana Lesire Brandmeyer 5 years ago

      I love this ap. I have to eat gluten free and this ap finds gf food! Not all of them but quite a few.


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      Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Hi, Steph. It's really a great little app. Thanks for the vote up!

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      Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      I've heard of weight loss apps for your smart phone, and this one sounds very interesting! Voted up and useful! Best, Steph

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      Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Congratulations on your weight loss, Nicole! That's great news, and encouragement for other calorie counters out there. Thank you for stopping by, and for voting this hub up and useful.

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      Nicole S Hanson 6 years ago from Minnesota

      I use this app as well and I LOVE it! My husband now uses it too and we find it soooo helpful. We've both lost about 4 pounds in a week and a half by counting calories and exercising. I'd recommend the app too :) Wonderful hub!! Voted up and useful :)

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      Annette R. Smith 6 years ago from Grand Island, Florida

      Thanks, LadyLyell. I appreciate the vote!

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      LadyLyell 6 years ago from George, South Africa

      Voted useful!