I’m a healthy living blogger. But I’m also human. I don’t always eat what would be deemed ‘healthy’ by the fittest of fit. Most of the time, I just eat and want to eat things that are healthy.
‘Do you count calories?’
I see this question asked a lot, not necessarily to myself, but to so many healthy living bloggers out there. Many of them say no. And that’s cool, because most of the time, I don’t either.
That being said, I don’t think that it’s a bad thing to continue to do on a regular basis. Do whatever works for you! Using an app like MyFitnessPal can help keep you in check. Or get you back on track to shed a few pounds you put on in the month of September (yep, that would be me!).
So, since I’ve hinted I need to get back on track with healthy eating (think an extended version of the 7 Day Cleanse) I thought I’d show y’all why I like to use My Fitness Pal.
1. The food data base
They have a great fitness data base too, although I almost always use my Polar heart rate monitor for my workouts. MyFitnessPal allows you to create your own workouts, so you can title it, give the time duration, and the amount of calories your Polar says you burned for more accuracy.
2. You get lots of data
3. It’s customizable
To change your macros on My Fitness Pal
- On the ‘Home’ tab, click ‘Goals.’
- Click the green button on the bottom that says ‘Change goals.’
- Choose ‘Custom’ if you know what macro percentages you want to follow, you can only change them under that setting. The ‘Guided’ option is similar to what you can do on the mobile app.
- Set your desired goals, and hit the ‘Change goals’ button.
4. Calculate nutrition info for recipes
- Go online to the ‘Food’ tab.
- Click ‘Recipes.’
- Select ‘Enter a new recipe.’
- Give the recipe a name, number of servings, and start adding ingredients!
5. You can find friends