Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wednesday Website

With many people making resolutions to lose weight or eat healthier, there are a great many sites out there that claim to offer help. I've found one that is awesome! It's called My Fitness Pal. You can use it online or on a smartphone, so you can take it with you everywhere you go.

One of the best features of the site is a place to set a goal based on your current height and weight. The plan can be tailored to meet any need and updated at any time.

I like the food database. I can put it in just about any food and find out the amount of calories, carbs, protein, and fat it has. If you have a smartphone, you can scan a bar code, and it will give you all of the nutrition information about that food.

Another useful feature is the food diary. Experts suggest you keep track of what you eat. You can put in your foods, and it shows you a breakdown of what you've had for the day and how you can continue to reach your goal. There is also an exercise component where you list any exercise you've had that day, and it tells you how many extra calories you could have based on that exercise.

The best part is that it's free and easy to use! There is also a community you can interact with, much like facebook, if you choose. I don't use that feature, but some people find it helpful. Ask and answer questions, overcome obstacles, whatever the case may be.

My husband and I have committed to lower our fat intake and restructure our eating habits. Notice I'm NOT calling it a diet!

Go try it out, and let me know what you think!

2 comments:

Jolene said...

Wow! I will have to take a look at this site later at home tonight. Another good site is sparkpeople.com another free site and it even has exercises you can find demonstrations as well. If you wish you can join groups for challenges as well.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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