My Fitness Pal

I’ve just started using My Fitness Pal and I have to say that I am really impressed. This truly isn’t an infomercial. I promise. I just am amazed at the world we live in. That something like this could be free. It makes me realise that it is possible to get healthier without spending a fortune.


MFP is a FREE online website and app that you can use to track your daily food and exercise.

What I like about it is:

  1. It has a huge database of foods including most Australian foods.
  2. The food tracking gives you this great breakdown of nutrients so if you want to cut down on salt or sugar, it’s easy to track.
  3. If you are trying to lose or maintain your weight you can configure healthy daily goals and track towards them. 
  4. The daily goals automatically update to allow for any exercise you track.
  5. Each day when I click on the Complete This Entry button, I get a little motivating message.


  • You can link to many fitness apps. I have it linked to my scales and my walking tracker. So all my weight and exercise data is automatically added without me doing anything. (As a scientist I do love data!)
  • It has great supportive forums and groups. There are groups for tall women, short women, older women. There are groups that share exercise challenges. 

So, yeah, truthfully this isn’t a paid ad though I know it sounds like it. I will be interested to see if using this app becomes a habit or if I get bored of it after 3 days….

I’d love it if it was linked to Headspace so I could track my meditation too.