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Tracking Goals with Myfitnesspal

Myfitnesspal is a personal fitness journal which aggregates calorie, nutrition and exercise data available both online and as a phone app.  Once you’ve entered your personal information (height, weight, gender and such) and set your goals, Myfitnesspal tracks your progress.  You can also run reports of daily and weekly nutrition intake.  Available at a glance is a pie chart showing the ratio of carbohydrates, fat and protein.  Myfitnesspal takes the guess work out of eating a well-balanced diet.

Sharing your database with a friend (the pal part of Myfitnesspal) adds accountability and encouragement to achieving goals.  You can also grab data from your friend’s database.  So if you’ve both eaten a Big Mac, only one of you needs to enter the nutritional info; adding that information is a breeze using the search feature, or if you’re using your phone, with the bar code reader feature.  I’m spending about ten minutes a day entering food and exercise information.  Not a big deal and the pay-off is an accurate accounting of my nutrition and exercise.  After ten days of tracking my diet, I see I’m not getting enough Iron and that I’m achieving my goals of lowering sodium intake and losing a few pounds.

Join the Myfitnesspal community through personal blogs and message boards.

It’s free and available at:  Myfitnesspal.

This was a non-solicited review.  I just like it, Jack

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Categories: Gear, Going off topic
  1. conifir
    August 22, 2012 at 11:46 am

    getting old is not for sissies

  2. The Velo Hobo
    August 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    When I was 20 I thought 50 was old, but now that I’m almost 50, well, not so much.

  3. August 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    No more cheating, darn!!!!

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