MyFitnessPal Archive

MyFitnessPal App for iOS Updated with Improved Navigation

The universal MyFitnessPal app has been updated with several improvements around navigation and entering food into your daily food diary.  I am a big fan of MyFitnessPal (my current daily diary logging streak is now at day 510) and it is one of the apps that has helped me lose and keep off 100lbs (45kg) over the course of the last 4 years.  If you want to follow me on MyFitnessPal, you will find me as ClintonAlliOSNews (original, I know).

The biggest change in this update of the MyFitnessPal app is around navigation.  Gone are the menu driven entries and navigation and in comes a more icon-based menu with a large, in-the-centre, Add button so you can quickly and easily track food, exercise, weight and water consumption (did you know that you should consume 2L of water per day?  Water consumption can aid weight loss and improve stamina).  This change makes it far easier to add information to the app to help you keep track of things.

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MyFitnessPal Update Brings Fitness Tracker Data Integration

MyFitnessPal has released an update that brings an even deeper level of integration between the diet and weight tracking app with fitness trackers such as Fitbit and Jawbone UP.  Further, the health & fitness app now has even better integration into the iPhone 5S’ M7 processor to make your device your steps counter throughout your day with minimal battery impact.

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MyFitnessPal App Update Brings Nutrition Goals to Your iPhone and iPad

The MyFitnessPal app for iPhone and iPad has been updated to bring you more features to the app that were until now only available on the MyFitnessPal website.  The newest update now gives you the ability to track your nutrition goals in detail along with a friendlier invitation system for your friends and improved trend graphs.

The big new feature is the ability to track specific nutrition goals.  So if you require a special diet – Low Sodium for example – you can now adjust the nutrition goal for sodium to get to your doctor recommended level.  In all there are 17 nutrition goals you can set from the amount of fat and cholesterol you consume to tracking key vitamins like Vitamin C.  The ability to set these macro goals has been a part of the MyFitnessPal website but not on the mobile apps.

MyFitnessPal has also improved the invitation system that is in the MyFitnessPal app to be a bit more friendlier than in

MyFitnessPal Now Tracks Nutrition Goals

MyFitnessPal Now Tracks Nutrition Goals in the app

previous updates.  This update focuses on Facebook and before if you invited a friend from Facebook to join MyFitnessPal and link up with you, they would only see your MyFitnessPal username.  That’s fine in my case as my user name is ClintonAlliOSNews and most of my friends & family will figure out quickly enough it is me.  But if your user name GymRateMistro, nobody will have a clue who you are on Facebook.

Now when you place an invite to a Facebook friend, it comes across to them with your Facebook name so they know who the invitation has come from on their friend’s list.

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MyFitnessPal HD for iPad Gets A Beautiful Update

I have been quite public about my weight loss over the past 4 years.  After reaching a morbidly obese 275 lbs in 2010, I’m now a work in progress at 185 lbs.  Yes, I’m half the man I use to be. :-)

Part of that loss of 90 lbs has been through diet and exercise changes that I have religiously used MyFitnessPal to track almost since the beginning.  I’ve tried others out there but keep coming back to this app and service for its massive food database and simple, easy-to-use interface.  That interface for MyFitnessPal HD, the version for iPad, has just been updated with an all new look and feel that is similar to the iPhone version that has been out for a few weeks.  It adopts many of the menu and stylings that you have come to expect in iOS 7 enabled apps but they have done a fantastic job of taking full advantage of the larger iPad canvas with this update.  Whether you are looking at your daily food diary or your nutritional charts for the week, it all looks beautiful in MyFitnessPal HD.

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MyFitnessPal Update Brings All New iOS 7 Look & Feel

MyFitnessPal has updated their iPhone app to bring an all new look & feel to the popular diet and exercise tracking app.  The app, which is free, sports an new-for-iOS 7 look and feel with a flatter design, side contextual menus and lower menu options bar – all of which have quickly become the standard design for an iOS 7 ready app.  The MyFitnessPal update also brings a raft of updates and improvements.

The biggest improvement to the app is the faster access to features such as bar code scanning and multiple item adding

MyFitnessPal for iPhone

MyFitnessPal for iPhone

on a meal.  These are far simpler and easier in this new version.  The update also brings several new languages to the app – notably Danish, Dutch, Italian, Russian and Swedish – and the ability to drag-and-drop items from one meal to another.  Overall the updates make it easier and faster to update your daily diet items and exercise than the previous version.

MyFitnessPal is a free app and a free service.  As has been documented several times here in AlliOSNews, MyFitnessPal has been instrumental in helping me personally lose over 90 lbs. over the course of the last 3 years and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

One note on the update:  It is the iPhone version only.  MyFitnessPal HD for iPad as of the time of this post has not been updated.

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MyFitnessPal HD Update Brings Updates to Mirror the iPhone Version

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad has received an update today that brings the larger format version of the popular calorie tracking and weight management app on par with its smaller iPhone/iPod Touch version.  MyFitnessPal is the app that both I and Tricia (as well as our respective spouses) use for weight management, diet tracking, exercise tracking and everything related to our health.  It is the app that has helped me lose nearly 80 pounds over the past three years and keep it off.

The update has an extensive list of improvements and updates, most of which have been in the iPhone version but were not ported over to the HD version until now.  Now you get all the latest features from the app as well as getting to use

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

their fantastic native iPad UI.

  • Sign up and log in with Facebook
  • Add and invite friends from your Facebook contacts
  • Add and invite friends from your iPad Contact List
  • Connect to your favorite apps and devices like FitBit, Withings, Endomondo, Runtastic and more through our App Gallery
  • Type-ahead food filtering
  • Repeat Last Meal
  • Default to Multi-Add for diary entries
  • Enable passcode lock protection if desired

MyFitnessPal is one of the best apps when it comes to linking to other services or exercise devices.  In my case, my daily steps and exercise from my FitBit are automatically synchronised with MyFitnessPal to both track it as well as give me calories back as I burn them.  There is a long list of apps that will synchronise with the service, all of which can be found here.

The MyFitnessPal HD app is free but does require a MyFitnessPal account which is also free.  Once you have the app installed on your iPad or iPad Mini, you can have it search Facebook for friends to follow and share diet successes.

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MyFitnessPal update brings easier friend finding on Facebook and your contacts

MyFitnessPal has updated their calorie tracking and weight loss app for iPhone and iPad that brings easier finding of friends who use the service.  The update allows you to search your contacts and your Facebook contacts for friends who use MyFitnessPal and you can with a single button request to be their friend.  It is proven that people who diet or modify MyFitnessPal sharingtheir eating habits together are more successful and MyFitnessPal is trying to make it easy to encourage friends, family or get encouragement yourself as you work on your new lifestyle.

Take it from a guy who lost nearly 80 lbs – MyFitnessPal works and friends working towards the same goal makes a difference.

MyFitnessPal is a free app and is a free service (registration required) and the app is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.

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MyFitnessPal update improves searching and security

The popular diet and exercise tracking application MyFitnessPal has received a significant update for iPhone users.  The new version, which is available now in the iTunes App Store, dramatically improves the search functionality from foods in your favorites lists.  This includes your recent items, frequent items, foods you have created (My Foods), meals you have created (My Meals) and Recipes.  These improvements make it quicker and easier to find items that you have on a regular basis.

Another big improvement I personally like is now you can passcode lock the app.  This gives you security and privacy over

MyFitnessPal Diary Entry

MyFitnessPal Diary Entry

the contents of MyFitnessPal on your iPhone.

There are some other enhancements in this new update which include:

  • Turn Multi-add on by default
  • Change your default favorites tab
  • Quickly add items from your most recent meal under “My Meals”

There are also some bug fixes and improvements in the performance of the app.

A key note to remember is that these updates are only on the iPhone version of MyFitnessPal, not the iPad version.  No word yet from MyFitnessPal on when the iPad version will get these similar updates.

MyFitnessPal is a free application available in the App Store.  A MyFitnessPal account is required to use the app which is also free.

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New Year Resolution to Lose Weight? Check Out MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

2012.  A new year and a fresh start.  Many of us will resolve to do many things in the new year with the vast majority of us wanting to lose weight and have a better exercise regiment.  Fortunately there are a lot of apps in the App Store to help you keep track of your calories and food intake as well as your exercise.  One of my favorites is MyFitnessPal, a comprehensive app that ties into the website.  MyFitnessPal is a free service that allows you to track your diet and exercise, set goals and share your results with friends and others on Facebook and Twitter.  What is great about MyFitnessPal is that it is user driven.  If you search for a food item and can’t find it, create it and it is shared with everyone who uses MyFitnessPal.

MyFitnessPal has had an iPhone app for some time now and last week they released MyFitnessPal HD for iPad.  This isn’t a refresh of the iPhone version.  It is written for the iPad exclusively (it is a separate app) and it utilizes the screen real estate of the iPad phenomenally well.  And since everything you enter into MyFitnessPal HD syncs with the site, you can enter information on your iPad and you will see it on the website and on your iPhone as they all stay in sync.  It is a great service that allows you to access your information from virtually anywhere and from any iOS device.

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad

MyFitnessPal HD requires that you have a account which is free.  The app itself is also free.  If you want to have the app on both your iPhone and iPad, you will need to download the proper version for the device (I’ve linked them below).

Give MyFitnessPal a try and see if it can help you keep the weight off in 2012.

MyFitnessPal for iPhone app in the App Store

MyFitnessPal HD for iPad app in the App Store