Has anyone on here used a health coaching service like Vida or tracker like MyFitnessPal to get in shape?
I used the calorie counter on myfitnesspal for a few months to see if my eating habits measured up. Turns out I wasn't eating enough LOL.
Ive used the myfitnesspal a few times. I like it but like someone above mentioned, it is very time consuming searching for all your foods but once you have used it for awhile, it saves all your recent foods and so if you eat alot of the same things, they are already in the recent foods to select. Only thing about that is that once you have so many saved, then you have to look through pages of recent foods to find what you want. I will use it for awhile when im really trying to lose but then afte a while i get tired of doing it but it does work!
I didn't like myfitnesspal at all. Thought the design was rubbish. I have a samsung phone that has 's health' on it you can track your calories on there aswell as how much excercise you've done.
Are those similar to this app?
Myfitnessspal is pretty cool it tracks ur calories!!
I love my fitness pal and have no issues with searching for my food, there's a barcode scanner which makes it so easy or you type in a couple letters and it pulls up what you've already eaten. If you type in what your eating that you don't already have on the list you have to type in details like "buttered toast wonder wheat" for wonder brand wheat toast with butter no big deal. I've lost 6lbs with the help of that app. I see that if I intake less than my goal and burn 90% of those calories I intake I lose weight quickly! You just have to exercise and eat right I also drink nothing but water.
I just got an email from Vida that they're running a holiday promotion. I signed up for 3 months: vida.com/holidaygift. I'll let everyone know how it goes.
MFP has a very complete database, and tracks carb, fats, protein, and many other nutrients. I find it more useful than most other calorie and exercise trackers. You can add in your own food if you cook your meals, so if you're creating a nutritious recipe, you can save it to log later. If you have a nutrient you're often low on, like potassium, it will help you keep track of it.
That's my two cents worth. ;->
Completly agree with you. I recenly installed mfp.hopefully it will help me to lose weight.
I just tried a free week with vida. No results yet, but have a good plan from coach Pam.
I just started using myfitnesspal today. Tracking my food is pretty simple. It has a barcode scanner so you don't have to type in your calories, it does it for you! So far I think it's a great app.
I've used mfp for 6 weeks now and have lost 6 pounds. I'm also diabetic, high blood pressure and high cholesterol and I use mfp to keep track of carbs, sodium, cholesterol and such. For me it's a life saver.
I haven't used myfitnesspal, but I'm liking vida so far. coach pam is great!
Observation. Whichever apps you use, USE them to help you, and be consistent in your logging of food and exercise. They all help you be mindful and to make you be responsible to yourself.
I really like Noom Coach just cuz they have colour codes and a nice layout with the social side too plus I find it a lot easier to record food eaten etc bcuz its all categorize (you can click on just 'skim milk' rather than having to put in exact brand names).Its more for estimating calories and watching the types of food you eat. MyFitnessPal is really popular too!
I cook a lot and what I like about MFP is that you can add recipies from the web or manually and it will break down everything for you based on the number of servings you enter for the whole meal.
It also has a widgit for my phone that shows me how many calories I have remaining to eat, a bar code scanner button, and + button to manually add food eaten.
I just got a fitbit flex and it works with MFP. I'm still learning how they work together but it's another plus for MFP.
My advice is to try it out. It's free so if you don't like it you can delete it and try the next food/exercise tracker on your list. I've tried a couple different ones but so far I like MFP the best.
I’ve been using MFP to track my calories but I just started using Vida health coaching and I really like it. It’s like MFP + a workout buddy. I’ve lost 5 pounds already in 4 weeks on my way to losing 20. Coach Jen is awesome. I created a group with my bridesmaids and they’re doing it too.