App for losing weight, tracking activity - which one do you like

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:06:33 PM
So I went into the app store and I see my fitness pal, which I've heard mentioned here before, and the weight watchers free app....what do you like and why?


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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:22:44 PM
Weight watcher app is free, but you can't do anything with it if you don't pay to be a member of WW. I liked WW and used it before I had my kids. I now use My Fitness Pal because its free, and I am currently using it with a FitBit One and I'm still deciding about how I like that integration.

I like my fitness pal because it is user friendly, syncs with my computer with no issues and has lots of information from restaurants too.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:24:35 PM
Come and try My Fitness Pal there are a whole lot of us over there. I am KatsMom50 if you want a friend.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:32:48 PM
I use LoseIt. You can input info through the app or online, it has a scanner to scan barcodes on food packages, allows you to create recipes for dishes you make often, tells you how many calories you've eaten vs. burned based on what you input and it's FREE!!!


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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:45:07 PM
Another MyFitnessPal fan here. I've been using it on and off for about a year, but religiously since September. If I forget to track my food, I start to make bad choices.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 6:53:11 PM
I just signed up for My Fitness Pal. I was using Spark People previously but I cook a lot so I like the option of entering recipes to determine calories.




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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:06:40 PM
I use My Fitness Pal (their food database is really the best out there) but I also use it with BodyMedia. The same tracking gadget they use on the Biggest Loser. It is my favoritest gadget EVER. EVER. It has helped me truly understand (and track) the science of losing weight.



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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:30:04 PM
I love and use myfitnesspal but you need to watch the serving sizes and calories since it is user regulated. I try to scan as much as I can into the app directly.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 7:38:15 PM
My Fitness Pal is my favorite. I used Lose It for a while, but found MFP much better.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 8:06:12 PM
Another vote for the LoseIt app.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:14:41 PM
Hi all,

Loseit, Myfitnesspal and others like these are good for people who are disciplined about getting rid of bad habits. The REST of us need help.

My husband is a software engineer and recently started a new company that identifies patterns in peoples behavior that keeps them from losing weight or getting healthy. In some ways it's like Loseit and Myfitnesspal but it also identifies poor eating habits, when and how long you should exercise, are you getting enough sleep.

It uses digital sensors like the Fitbit or BodyMedia so you don't have to write anything down. It does something to analyze the information that the sensors collect. He's lost over 40 pounds in the last 8 months and it was pretty easy. Once he knew what habits were bad he could eliminate them. You can try it out for free at www.urgravity.com. They're doing a big update in a couple of weeks and it's worth checking out.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 12:06:02 AM
I like the Ultimate Value Diary - $2.99. Gives points the same as WW, but much more user friendly.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:16:54 AM
Lose it app.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:24:53 AM
I'm using My Fitness Pal. I like it but I haven't used anything else. I am not sure how accurate the exercise data base is though. Good luck!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:46:49 AM
I use Lose It! It works for me. I have lost 70 lbs since August 5!


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:48:59 AM
My fitness pal. I am VirginiaGomes Three


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Posted: 1/30/2013 6:58:04 AM
My Fitness Pal. Losing weight is so much easier when you accurately know how many calories you are eating daily.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:14:00 AM
I like My Net Diary, I think it was 4.99 but is more customizeable and has a nice large database of food.



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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:16:40 AM
I am paying for WW, but I also use MFP. I love MFP. I like tracking both points and calories. I will pay for WW until I have my weight under control. Then I will switch to MFP only.


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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:21:50 AM
I started using MyFitnessPal at the beginning of this month and I really like it.


I love and use myfitnesspal but you need to watch the serving sizes and calories since it is user regulated. I try to scan as much as I can into the app directly
I agree. Also compare the calorie count on the scanned item to what's on the box - sometimes calorie counts change.

Last night, when I scanned my dinner, it must not have read it all correctly because it brought up a different product, so I had to scan it a second time.
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