You may have heard of MyFitnessPal, but what exactly is it? MyFitnessPal is an application and website that helps users track their diets and exercises. Why would someone do this and what are the benefits you may ask? Well, because it keeps you in line!
Tracking your diet isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. When I say tracking, I’m talking about counting your macros. Not sure what macros are? This blog will tell you everything you need to know! Sure, you can use a pen, paper, and a calculator to figure out your macros, but with today’s technology, it’s as simple as scanning a barcode or punching a couple of numbers in.
MyFitnessPal uses a database where food nutrition is stored to help you stay on point with your goals. This database is accessed by a keyword search or using their barcode scanner to bring up a food group. Once you find the food you ate, you can add it to your meals for the day. Along with the ease of tracking, you can also set your macro/weight goals within the app.
Looking to eat around 2,000 calories? MyFitnessPal will spit out your macros based on a percentage of your caloric intake (you can delegate the percentage to each macro). When you add a new food to your diary for the day, your macros will adjust showing you what is left to eat. Pretty simple, heh?
Have you tried one of our meals and want to add it to your food diary? You’re in luck! You may have noticed that we include macro information on our labels! On MyFitnessPal you can use their quick add option to punch in the macros, or simply search the meal title followed by "Midwest Meals". For example, I just ate Lean Turkey Tacos - all I have to do is search “Lean Turkey Tacos Midwest Meals” and the nutrition pops up! Every meal that you find on our website will be in their database, even Build-a-Meals!
Curious on getting your macros set up and how to follow a plan? Stop into our storefront and one of our NASM Certified employees will be sure to point you in the right direction by providing you with a free macro setup and body fat scan!