1,000 consecutive keto days logged in MyFitnessPal
Without even realising, I’ve now hit the big milestone of over 1,000 consecutive keto days logged on MyFitnessPal. It’s been quite the journey from 2017 to now!
It’s been a long road getting from there to here, but it’s been a great journey. If you haven’t already read my about me section and MyFitnessPal article then you might want to give those a read first.
Lessons learned using MyFitnessPal with Keto
I would think that using MyFitnessPal for over a thousand consecutive days should allow me to provide some insight on whether it’s worth it or not!
This isn’t going to be a long article but more of a look back on how MyFitnessPal helped me achieve my goals (and continues to do so), as well as some of its shortcomings.
Free (almost) – honestly, you only really need the free version of the app. Yes, it would be nice to look at my progress from over a year ago but I don’t think it’s necessary to buy premium just for that.
Giant library of food – whether I’m entering food manually or scanning the barcode, I’ve rarely had a problem finding an item. Although sometimes the carb count and other nutrition information can be incorrect, there is usually a correct entry further down the list.
Track weight & measurements – being able to chart your weight loss progress as well as measurements and see them potted via line graphs really helps to see how far you’ve progressed.
App syncing – I have a set of smart scales that automatically syncs my weight to Fitbit and in turn that syncs to MyFitnessPal. This means that my weight is always up to date without me having to do anything (besides from stand on the scale for 10 seconds).
Forums – another unusual side part of MyFitnessPal is their forums, where you can post questions and join relevant groups. I recommend you check out the success stories and progress pics for inspiration!
Bit buggy – I tend to use both the mobile app (Android) and their website. The mobile app seems to be pretty stable but I can’t say the same for the website. Occasionally, it will time out, crash and even just not load. Leaving it for a bit seems to fix the issue so I’d imagine it’s just traffic issues on their servers.
Pushy premium – I’ve noticed over the last couple of years that they are pushing premium a bit more. Almost every time I cold start the app on my phone I get a full-page advert to try premium (again).
Incorrect nutrition information – The main market is of course the US, so most of the carb counts for big brand products include fibre, which can be a bit of a pain. I’ve found that by adding “UK” to the search term, I can usually find the correct product. That being said, you still need to check the nutrition as it’s open to human error.
Will I keep using MyFitnessPal going forward? Definitely, I see no reason to stop now and it helps to ensure I stay within my macros, even if I’m not trying to lose weight.
Additionally, even when I have a cheat day I just enter in a huge amount of calories for a meal and don’t bother with individual food items. It’s not perfect but it helps to hold me accountable.
If you haven’t already done so, why not complement your keto lifestyle with MyFitnessPal. Give it a try today!