Myfitnesspal allows you to track your food intake and weight loss progress. You start by entering your current weight, goal weight, height, gender, date of birth and activity level and the app calculates your daily caloric needs in addition to keeping track of how much total fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs, protein, etc, that you have left for the day. Another cool feature is that you can view charts and graphs of your weekly caloric intake as well as your current progress. This App is a useful tool in bringing awareness to how much you’re really eating in comparison to how much you really need. It’s easy to record because there are over 2,000,000 foods in the database, so most of the time all you have to do it pick what you ate and enter the serving size.
In order to successfully lose weight using Myfitnesspal, you must be compliant in entering exactly what you ate, and not overestimating your activity level. When used correctly, this can be a very valuable tool in weight loss because overtime, it also teaches you about portion sizes and nutritional value of foods you eat regularly.