Sunday, February 2, 2014

Calorie King vs My Fitness Pal

My updated weight history is in the right sidebar. Unfortunately, after spending the 3rd week of January on a cruise ship, where I allowed myself to enjoy all the fabulous food, my weight went the wrong direction.

Having struggled the last several months since the move to Jacksonville, I haven't had much success getting my weight to where I am comfortable with it. I know that I will eventually find the key to move the number on the scale in the right direction. Maybe now that we are starting to feel a little settled here in Jax I will be able to give my food consumption the necessary focus.

For me, I have always felt that keeping a log of everything I eat to be a necessary component for weight loss. For years I have used the subscription CalorieKing program at a cost of $50 to $75 per year. Lately, I have heard that many people really like the free MyFitnessPal program. I decided to try a little comparison.

Since returning from the January cruise, I have been entering my food intake on both programs and making an effort to do some of the things with MyFitnessPal such as creating meals and recipes that I have done with CalorieKing. I have concluded that the free MyFitnessPal is more user friendly and has a larger database of the foods that I actually eat. The result is, I have already made the switch to the free MyFitnessPal.

I am now recommending the MyFitnessPal program for anyone that is interested in keeping a free food and exercise diary in an electronic/digital format.

Wishing all a peaceful and happy February until we connect again around the first of March.

1 comment:

jel5010 said...

Good post. Glad you found a free alternative to Calorie King.