Whether you are just starting to diet or been living a healthy lifestyle for years, sometimes you just don’t realize just how many calories are in something. That’s why I love MyFitnessPal; it makes tracking your calories easier.
I remember seeing the back of a honey bun package after scarfing them down everyday in high school….we’re talking 750+ calories! Eek!
Knowing how many calories my sticky breakfast treat was packing made me realize there was plenty of other things I wanted — like killer arms & Greek yogurt!
Rules to remember…
1) Know what you are putting in your body. You only get one, treat it right!
2) Just because you workout doesn’t mean you can eat whatever! Find out how many calories you are burning & eat your progress!
3) Calculate how many calories you need to maintain your weight.
4) 1 pound is the equivalent of a 3500 calorie deficit in a week.
That’s all fine and dandy, but I know you are thinking….”I’m BUSY!” I don’t have time to do all of that!
Download the MyFitnessPal app, and this is what you’ll see.
MyFitnessPal allows you to set up your customized calorie intake, goal weight, and even tells you your calorie deficit each day! Each piece is essential to your success!
MyFitnessPal has a huge list of foods, and you just select what you’ve eaten that day. It then saves all of your entries and tells you how many calories you’ve eaten, burned, and have remaining. The “Net” feature is used to show your calories eaten minus your calories burned during a workout.
The app is really helpful when you go out to eat, are watching a certain food group or sugar, and for grazers unsure about exactly how many calories they’re munching.
Another thing I love about the app is the ability to add your friends to help keep each other accountable. You can add as many friends as you want (up to 10 a day), and the app alerts them when you complete a workout or a daily diary. It also reminds them to check on you when you don’t log your calories and workouts.
You can also share in the victory of losing weight & living healthy as well! :) And who doesn’t love a pat on the back?? Sign up on line or check it out in the App Store.
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