MyFitnessPal teases limited time subscription promo

MyFitnessPal teases limited time subscription promo

Jun 27, 2017

Health and wellness application Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal is offering folks goodies for signing up for a year of its premium service.

The free version is better-than-decent, offering users the opportunity to plan and measure caloric information. The premium service allows for even more, including more pronounced entry and analysis tools, plus extra bennies such as priority support and an ad-free experience.

The premium service costs $9.99 per month or $49.99 a year.

Now, in-app, MyFitnessPal is offering a $10 Google Play gift voucher for users that sign up for a year of premium. Basically, the offer is available to users who sign up for a new yearly subscription or convert a trial subscription to a yearly one.

In other words, no monthly subs qualify for the promotion, unfortunately. It is only available to US users at this time.

People who do take advantage of this promo can expect to see their electronic gift codes within a week of signing, and the promo ends on July 24th.

MyFitnessPal Improves Its Navigation and User Interface

MyFitnessPal Improves Its Navigation and User Interface

Jun 20, 2013

Calorie Counter – MyFitnessPal receives new features in the latest update. Users can enjoy a new sliding menu for better navigation, along with a more consistent user interface and cleaner screen structure. The improved navigation makes it easier to access messages and reminders while the new interface makes scanning information and reading graphs simpler.


Lose It! Review

Lose It! Review

Sep 16, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, doing sit-ups with a gimmicky machine won’t give you a washboard stomach in “no time flat!” No matter what the guy on TV says, it just won’t happen. The only way you’ll lose weight is by consuming only as many calories as you need while burning off excess calories through vigorous exercise. It takes hard work and determination, but there are tools that can help keep you motivated by plotting your progress and showing you how close you are to your goals. Lose It! is an app for Android designed to do just that.

At its core, Lose It! is a fancy calculator attached to a database of information about food and exercise with a nifty interface to chart your progress. That’s it. You tell it some basic information about yourself, such as, what your weight loss goals are, what foods you’ve consumed and how much exercise you’ve done. From there, it adds up the totals and tells you whether you’re above or below your daily calorie limit. It’ll even give you an estimate of when you can expect to hit your goal weight. As long as you’re honest and really stick to it, everything should go according to plan.

Where Lose It! really shines is in the wide range of foods, brands and restaurant meals that are available and how conveniently it adds the calorie totals and nutrients in each to your daily log. You can even specify how much of what you’ve had, and it’ll generate a number for you. However, a lot of homemade foods are hard to figure out while some foods simply aren’t available. In this scenario, you can usually figure out a total by telling the application what’s in the food. With a little guesswork, you can get a total calorie count for even the most obscure meal just by adding up the basic ingredients.

The same goes for exercise. For example, if you took the stairs at work instead of the elevator, you can work out how many calories that burned by tweaking the information available in the app. For more traditional exercises, such as running, walking, lifting weights, bicycle riding, etc., Lose It! has a total for almost all of them. You might be amazed at just how many different activities you can find in this app and what the total calories burned while doing them are.

Another great feature is how the app integrates with, giving you another way to track your progress while blending in social features. By adding friends and comparing results, you’ll be more motivated to stick to your diet and achieve your goal.

Lose It! is an extremely useful tool and a powerful motivator. It is not, however, a magical shortcut to weight loss. If you were expecting to download this app and suddenly lose 10 pounds, forget it. All it does, and all it is designed to do, is log and track your progress. In that capacity, it works extremely well.