THE USE OF MYFITNESSPAL
MyFitnessPal is a fantastic tool to help get you on the road to hit your goals be it fat loss, gaining muscle mass or even simply helping you learn more about your overall eating habits. It will take a week or two to get used to but after a while you won’t even know your doing it as it will just become a habit and most certainly benefit you.
Now there are a few simple steps to undertake before starting to use MyFitnessPal. Firstly when it comes to your macros which are protein, carbohydrates and fats intake, this should be calculated outside of MyFitnessPal as it tends to be inaccurate. Simply go to the website https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/ and that will work it out for you.
Once you have got your macros, simply implement them into MFP to get you started on hitting your goals. There is no need to track your activity levels on this as they are already included in your macronutrient intake from earlier so I would turn this off in the settings. You will need a food scales to help measure out your portions of food but after a while you will be able to eye it up. What I like about MyFitnessPal is that there is an app for the phone that can be very beneficial when on the go. This can be very handy as it has a barcode scanner which enables you to scan foods into it to help track them. If you cannot find the food you are trying to track simply implement the closest thing to it that you can find.
When using MyFitnessPal as we here @DSFitness365 like to follow the flexible dieting or IIFYM(if it fits your macros) style regime, I can’t stress enough how important your micronutrient intake is. By this I mean getting in your fruit/veg to get in the important vitamins and minerals that our bodies need.
MyfitnessPal is not for everybody but we here @DSFitness recommend MFP to anybody that is unsure of the quality of foods they are eating especially for beginners that are starting out on their fitness journey. It is also a great way to help people make healthier choices for foods. Overall its got the thumbs up from us here @DSFitness.