Lose it! v My Fitness Pal


#1

Any preference on these apps? I have tried My Fitness Pal before which seems to work ok, but have never used Lose It! I am looking for one which fits in with Apple Health and one which makes it easy to log stuff

any advice is welcome!


#2

Not come across lose it before but MFP is simple and easy to use. So I’d stick with that personally.


#3

I used Lose It for about 14 months, paid for the premium version but have just switched to MFP.

Chief reason was that I have a Jawbone Up fitness tracker, Lose It converts steps into calories and then gives you an updated calorie number for the day. I am fairly active so some days it was well over 3000 calories. I would sometimes think that it was OK to have the extra food as I was still well within budget. I found this OK until i got down to about 17 stone, but then struggled around this mark for a while and realised I need more focus on what I was consuming to go further. Based on comments in my MVF group, I switched to MFP and also the ‘Happy Scale’ app, which is a cracking little number - think it was recommended on here before. The main strength of MFP for me is that the Jawbone doesn’t seem to be supported, meaning I can still try to eat about 1700 calories and treat the exercise as a bonus. That has really helped me kick start things again.


#4

MfP seems to be the preferred one, but just lately the iPad version has become very frustrating to use, and very erratic in its syncing. I know @Alex_PN has had issues with it, too. Anyone else?


#5

Used LoseIt for a bit but switched to MFP. Like how it syncs up phone and activity from other apps like Garmin Connect.


#6

UPDATE: to be fair MFP seem to have fixed the iPad issues