MyFitnessPal is a smartphone app and website that helps you to track your diet and exercise.
To use the free version of MyFitnessPal all you need to do is:
📱 Download the app
📱 Create a free profile.
📱 Input your desired calorie and macro targets or use the ones MyFitnessPal provides, based on your starting body stats.
📱 Start tracking everything you consume every day and hit your goals!
Using MyFitnessPal to track the food and drinks you consume can help greatly increase your weight loss, or muscle gain whichever is your goal.
It helps by keeping you accountable and making sure you are not underestimating how often you…..
🍏 Hit your calorie, portion size, or macros target during the week, but massively exceed it on the weekends. Which a lot of us do without realising just how much.
🍏Mindlessly overeat whilst watching TV or while socialising.
🍏Underestimate calories from take out or restaurant meals, alcohol, desserts, cooking oils, and added sugars.
🍏Forget about small snacks throughout the day.
🍏Develop amnesia after eating foods that trigger your guilt.
Just knowing that you will be tracking everything you eat and drink helps to make you more mindful of your consumption.
Tracking your food and drink intake can also help you to better understand your relationship with food, and to remind you what you otherwise mindlessly munched on today.
MyFitnessPal not only helps you to track your calorie intake, but also your calorie output by logging your gym workouts, walks/runs, cycling etc so you can make sure your calories in and calories out is inline with your health and fitness goals.
Yes, it may be a little bit time consuming to set up over the first week or two, but it becomes so much easier and quicker once you have saved your favourite foods and meals.
It is welthe initial time investment as the benefits from using the MyFitnessPal app definitely outweigh the set up time. It is one of thl worth e best ways to fully understand and maintain your calories in /calories out to reach your goals and goes hand in hand with your training.
If you want really take your training and nutrition to the next level, having knowledgeable and motivational coach/trainer to ensure you are getting the most out of your training along with using MyfitnessPal to keep track of your calories in, and using a MyZone to monitor your exercise intensity, calories out, and heart rate recovery you are giving yourself some of the best tools to help reach your health and fitness goals. As they say, work smarter not harder.
To learn more about MyZone and how it can help you achieve your health and fitness goals check out this BOLT FITNESS BLOG