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Windows Update - MyFitnessPal is Available on Windows Phone 8

We're excited to announce that we’ve updated our app for Windows 8 phones. This release includes all the newest features members love on iOS and Android, including the ability to:

  • Sign up and log in with Facebook
  • Add and invite friends from your Facebook contacts
  • Add and invite friends from your Windows phone contact list
  • Enjoy type-ahead food filtering
  • Follow your news feed from your MyFitnessPal home screen

This new app also offers some great live tile features that are specific to Windows Phone 8. For instance, you can pin live tiles to your home screen, including a summary tile with a meter for tracking your daily progress. You can even pin a quick link to the "add to diary" screen to make the tracking process faster than ever.

So if you're a Windows Phone 8 user, we encourage you to update your MyFitnessPal app as soon as you have a moment. And if you encounter any issues, please let us know and we'll investigate ASAP.

MyFitnessPal Summer Shape-up Meal Plan - Part 2

As promised, here is the second half of our summer meal plan, featuring some delicious, nutritious dinner and snack options for you. Remember to download the printable meal plan, when you have a moment, to help you with planning.

And when you're ready to log each meal in MyFitnessPal, just search the Database by the food name as written below.

  1. Food Network – Grilled Steak with Barley Salad
    Recipe Details: 500 calories per serving using 1 ¼ pounds sirloin steak and ½ teaspoon salt
  2. Skinnytaste - Grilled Salmon Kebabs
    Recipe Details: 267 calories per 2 kebabs
    Pair with freshly roasted veggies and a side quinoa.
  3. Eat Live Run - Tomato & Feta Stuffed Chicken
    Recipe Details: 287 calories per ~6 ounces chicken breast
    Make a salad with homemade vinaigrette dressing to enjoy on the side.
  4. Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth – Southwest Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
    Recipe Details: 391 calories per pepper made with regular (not reduced-fat) cheese.
    Does not include simple guacamole, but feel free to add some!
  5. Kashi - Black Bean Mango Entree
    Product Details: 340 calories per entrée

  1. How Sweet It Is – No Bake Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bites
    Recipe Details: 160 calories per oatmeal peanut butter ball
  2. Homemade - Frozen Grapes
    Food Details: 62 calories per 1 cup
    Pull individual portions from the freezer and pair with a cup of low-fat yogurt for a cool, high-protein snack.
  3. The Curvy Carrot – Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa Muffins
    Recipe Details: 334 calories per large muffin
    Try baking as mini muffins for a smaller snack to tide you over.
  4. Smitten Kitchen – Baked Kale Chips
    Recipe Details: 100 calories per serving – recipe makes approximately 2 servings with ¼ teaspoon salt.
    A perfect partner to any sandwich.
  5. Kind Bar – Assorted Flavors
    Around 200 calories per bar and packed with protein to keep you satisfied.

We'll be creating more nutritious, healthy blog posts this summer, so stay tuned for more on that. Have a great weekend, and happy eating!

MyFitnessPal Summer Shape-up Meal Plan - Part 1

We're excited summer is finally here — but eating healthfully takes some planning, so to kick off the season right, we compiled some delicious, healthy recipes and created a printable meal plan for you to try. We even added the foods for you, to make logging your daily nutrition in MyFitnessPal easy. Just search the MyFitnessPal Database by the food name as written below.

There's a lot of content here, so we’ve decided to break it up. We're sharing a few breakfast and lunch options today and will post our dinner and snack options on Friday – so check back just before the weekend for the second half!

  1. A Sweet Simple Life - Muffin Cup Baked Eggs
    Recipe Details: 80 calories per egg cup, prepared without cheese
    Pair baked eggs with a slice of whole wheat toast and a cup of fresh fruit. These can also be frozen and microwaved for a quick and easy weekday breakfast.
  2. Motive Nutrition - Breakfast Egg Sandwich with Crispy Prosciutto
    Recipe Details: 393 calories per satisfying muffin sandwich
    Enjoy with a small piece of fruit on the side.
  3. Homemade - Cottage Cheese with Pineapple and Walnuts
    Recipe Details: 270 calories per ¾ cup 2% cottage cheese, ½ cup fresh pineapple chunks and ¼ cup walnut halves
  4. NatureBox - Breakfast Taquitos
    Recipe Details: 180 calories per 1 taquito prepared with small corn tortillas, regular pork sausage and cheese (not reduced-fat)
    Grab an apple or banana and take these to go.
  5. Garden Lites - Spinach Souffle
    Recipe Details: 140 calories per souffle
    Perfect for heating up when you’re running late in the morning!

  1. Good Life Eats – Cucumber and Avocado Sandwich
    Recipe Details: 404 calories per sandwich made with hearty 100% whole wheat bread (110 calories per slice) & 3 tablespoons mashed avocado
    Tastes great with kale chips on the side
  2. Eat Yourself Skinny – Summer Quinoa Salad
    Recipes Details: 270 calories per 1 cup
    We love having some strawberries afterward for dessert!
  3. Food Fitness Fresh Air – Sweet Pea and Garlic Soup
    Recipe Details: 200 calories per serving topped with 1 tablespoon 2% plain Greek yogurt
  4. The Kitchn – Tuna Cabbage Salad
    Recipe Details: 159 calories per serving made according to directions with 2% Greek yogurt and 1 pinch of salt & pepper
    Great for sandwiches or mixed into a bowl of leafy greens.
  5. PJ Organics – Chicken Enchilada Meal
    Product Details: 440 calories per entrée
    Keep some in the freezer at work!

We hope this proves useful and inspirational as you embark on a healthy, happy summer. Again, stay tuned for the dinner and snack portion of the meal plan this Friday—just in time for your weekend grocery shopping!

Featured Partner: RunKeeper - Helping millions reach their ultimate wellness goals

Based on popular demand, MyFitnessPal is now integrated with RunKeeper. RunKeeper turns your phone into a personal trainer in your pocket, using its built-in location technology to track your workouts and keep you motivated.

With this new integration, you will be able to track your fitness activity on RunKeeper and push that information directly to your MyFitnessPal account. By compiling all of your nutrition and fitness data in one place, MyFitnessPal enables you to easily understand your daily activity and see its impact on both your calorie budget and on your overarching health goals. You will also be able to see the total calories and weight you've logged with MyFitnessPal in your RunKeeper activity feed.

Starting today, RunKeeper's MyFitnessPal integration is available on iOS, Android, and the web. To connect your accounts, visit the MyFitnessPal App Gallery and get started.

And thank you for your continued feedback! We are constantly looking for ways to make logging and tracking your nutrition and exercise even easier, so please keep the comments coming.

MyFitnessPal is now available in French, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese

Today, we're thrilled to launch MyFitnessPal in 4 new languages: French, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese! As part of this launch, we now offer:

  • Units of your choosing – Members can take advantage of local units of measure, including:
    • weight (kilograms, stone)
    • height (meters)
    • distances logged (kilometers)
    • units of energy (kilojoules)
  • A bigger, international database of foods to which you have easy access – MyFitnessPal's existing database of local food items continues to grow, allowing members to easily track all major nutrients including calories/kilojoules, fat, protein, carbs, sugar, fiber, and cholesterol.
  • Community support – MyFitnessPal also offers localized Message Boards and Groups to help members in Europe and South America get the most out of our service.
MyFitnessPal diary in French
Food details page in German
Friends page in Spanish
MyFitnessPal home in Portuguese
MyFitnessPal is available today in French, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese on iPhone, Android, and the web and is coming soon for iPad.

Let us know what you think!

Cordialement – Viele Grüße – Saludos – Saudações,
The MyFitnessPal team

PS – we are actively recruiting volunteers to help us translate our frequently asked questions. If you, or someone you know, is interested in volunteering, please visit this group.

Android Update - Version 2.7 is Available

Introducing Redesigned Android App, Rebuilt With Users in Mind

Hooray! We’re excited to announce that a new version of our Android app is now available for download. This release features a fresh facelift and sought-after features like:

  • Improved navigation — We'd like to introduce you to our new sliding menu, which makes it easier than ever to access a variety of features. Now that the menu is vertical, you can more readily find the features you care about. For example, Messages are now available in the navigation, and Reminders are even more accessible than they were before.

  • More consistent user interface — We've been hard at work to ensure that MyFitnessPal provides an experience that meets and exceeds your expectations. For instance, the main action button is always in the top right corner of the screen now, instead of at the bottom next to the ad. And using your phone's menu button, you can immediately get back to the home screen, regardless of your current location in the app.

  • Cleaner screen structure — Finally, we've tried to make the user interface as clean as possible, so you can scan information and digest data more easily on the go. Graphs are now easier to see and understand, and the barcode scanner stands out much more clearly.



With all these enhancements in mind, we encourage you to upgrade as soon as you have a moment! And if you run into any issues, please just let us know and we’ll investigate ASAP.


Mike, Al, and the MFP team

Coming soon! Updates to the Android App

You've been asking, and we’ve listened. We’re excited to announce that a new version of our Android app will be available in a matter of days. Get ready for a host of new updates, all of which means a better experience for you!

  • Improved navigation
  • More consistent user interface
  • Cleaner screen structure – Some of our beta testers have even called it "streamlined," "fluid," and "classy," but we'll let you be the judge of that
To gain access to the new version of MyFitnessPal's Android app, we encourage you to upgrade as soon as the release becomes available to you. We will keep you posted once it goes live!

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