I was never really into counting calories. I had always focused my energy into learning more about nutrition and which foods were healthier for me.
However, as my interest in fitness has increased, as well as my desire to lose fat and build muscle, I have begun to learn more about macronutrients and how tracking them can be useful.
Many of the fitness gurus that I pay attention to either currently use or have used MyFitnessPal in the past. So, finally, I decided to give it a shot. I downloaded the app and started plugging in my meals.
I quickly realized how EASY it is to consume a ridiculous amount of calories. After entering my height, weight, and goal, MyFitnessPal told me that I needed to consume 1,200 calories a day in order to lose 2 pounds a week.
As I put in my meals,
- I gained a deeper understanding of the amount of calories I was actually eating per meal (and snacks!).
- I have begun to understand the usefulness of tracking macros and how the consumption of certain amounts results in specific gains.
Because of MyFitnessPal, I am more cognizant of what I am putting into my body, and I have gained a realistic perception of what a healthy serving size should look like. One of the features that I truly enjoy is the Nutrients page, which tracks macros and micros. It’s great to see how much of a certain vitamin I am consuming throughout my day as well.
Overall, MyFitnessPal has been a great addition to my fitness and wellness journey. I have already recommended it to friends and family, and now I recommend it to you.
Is there any other fitness tool that you have been using?
All the best,