Which version of MyFitnessPal do you need help with?
Great! What can we help you with?
- Food Diary And Food Database
- Exercise Diary And Exercise Database
- Goals And Check In
- Profile, Friends, And Mail
- Facebook And Twitter
- Weight Loss Tickers
- Forums, Groups And Blogs
- Your Account
- Body Media Fit Integration
- Digifit Integration
- Endomondo Integration
- Expresso Exercise Bike Integration
- Fitbit Aria Scale Integration
- Fitbit Tracker Integration
- Finis Swimsense Integration
- Runtastic/Runtastic Pro Integration
- Runtastic Pedometer Integration
- Rhythm Pulse Monitor Integration
- Striiv Smart Pedometer Integration
- Withings Wi Fi Body Scale Integration
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Is this site really free?
Yes, this site really is free! Unlike a lot of other diet and nutrition websites, you can use ALL of the features of our site at absolutely no cost. We don't have a "premium" membership — all of our features are always available to all of our members. As a MyFitnessPal member, you'll never be charged a cent.
Can I really lose weight using MyFitnessPal?
Yes, you can! We have lots of members who've successfully reached their weight loss goals and shared their success on our message boards. Here are some sample success stories users have posted:
Hit My Original Goal Today!!
I've stuck with it for a month!!
New and Loving it
Our tools simply provide you with the information you need to eat healthier and smarter. There's no magic trick involved. People who use our site and stick with it can reach their goals — it's that simple.
How does MyFitnessPal work?
Using MyFitnessPal is very simple. Here's how our basic process works:
1. Based on your fitness profile, we'll recommend a daily net calorie target for you to achieve your weight loss (or gain) goals.
2. As you eat and exercise throughout the day, you need to log your meals and exercise in our Food and Exercise diaries. MyFitnessPal will calculate the number of calories you've consumed and burned from exercise and let you know how many calories you have left to eat for the day. If you stick within your calorie limits, you should achieve the weight loss you're looking for.
3. The best part of our system is that logging gets easier the more you do it. MyFitnessPal remembers the foods and exercises you like most and makes it easy for you to add those items to your diary. In just a few days, logging can be as fast as 30 seconds — it's literally that easy.
4. Periodically (we recommend once a week), you should weigh yourself and check-in your new weight with the site using our Check-In feature. Checking in your weight allows us to track your progress over time and also adjust your calorie goals to reflect your new weight.
That's it! Just a few minutes a day can show you so much about what you're eating and how that impacts your health.
How can I keep up with the latest updates about MyFitnessPal?
Can I use kilojoules instead of calories?
We definitely plan on adding the ability to switch to kilojoules instead of calories in a future update to the Windows Phone 8 app. We can't promise when this will be ready, but it definitely is on our to-do list.
Do you plan to support the metric system fully?
We have added full metric support to the website, and will be bringing this to the Windows Phone 8 app in a future release.
What are Net Calories?
We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as:
Calories Consumed (Food) - Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net Calories
What that means is that if you exercise, you will be able to eat more for that day. For example, if your Net Calorie goal is 2000 calories, one way to meet that goal is to eat 2,500 calories of food, but then burn 500 calories through exercise.
Think of your Net Calories like a daily budget of calories to spend. You spend them by eating, and you earn more calories to eat by exercising.