According to The Washington Post on Nov. 2, 2013, tracking your calories with My Fitness Pal is an easy way to track your calories to lose or maintain your weight this holiday season. My Fitness Pal, a website that is user friendly, and can be tailored to your specific dieting needs. The website has a fabulous forum full of great information, no matter which diet plan you decide on. In addition, the forum also has the basic run-of-the-mill crazy people, who main purpose is to either anger you or make you laugh.A warning, however, if you are particularly sensitive; it is wise to stay of the forums. They are known to be brutal at times.
Not only can you track your food at My Fitness Pal, you also develop friendships. It has a Newsfeed system much like Facebook or Twitter. You can search and add friends, interacting with them on a daily basis. Studies have found those who diet with friends or support, either in real life or online, have a much better success rate.
The app is amazing. It has a bar scanner with thousands of foods in the database. This app really does take the guess work out of dieting. They make it easy to watch your calories; when at home or on the go. Dieting is never easy; however with MFP, it becomes manageable. Give My Fitness Pal a chance, and if you do download the app available on both Apple and Android devices.