Tuesday, November 3, 2015

MyFitnessPal App

The MyFitnessPal App lets you track what you eat, exercises, how much water you drink, and more. I've used it in the past to track how many calories I eat in a day. When I used the app regularly last January, I lost weight. With anything, if you get relaxed on something, you lose the consistency. I am reinvigorated to be under 200 pounds by the end of the year, so I know I need to start using MyFitnessPal daily again.

Not all foods/calories have to be entered in manually. There is an option to scan the bar codes of food/packaging, and it'll pull in the data for the calories/serving sizes. From there, you can adjust the serving sizes. If you eat the same food regularly, you can pull in a new day's food/calories from items that were previously logged.

I've talked about setting a standard for spending money on food, and I need to set a standard for how many calories I eat a day. You can see from the app that my "Goal" is 1,840 calories a day. This "Goal" was determined by my current weight, activity level, and goal weight. As I start using this app again, I will stay within the standard of 1,840 calories a day.

Aside from calories, another thing I'll be closely monitoring is how much sodium is in the food I'm eating. I haven't heard of any debates challenging excessive sodium being bad for you. The sodium levels in packaged foods is very high, and it is something I need to keep in check.

I'm slowly working my way back into using this app, and I hope that it'll aid in my weight-loss Missions.



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