Ideal Protein Diet - My fitness pal




View Full Version : My fitness pal


Dinie89
01-26-2013, 05:34 PM
I see lots of post about my fitness pal- I signed up but really kind wondering what all it can do - besides a journal for food which I already keep just wondering what others use it for - sorry if there is a thread about this I tried searching but I could find anything


BeccaGrim
01-26-2013, 05:36 PM
Support. I like to see what others are eating. I'm there!! Link up with me!

scorbett1103
01-26-2013, 05:38 PM
The food tracker is 90% of why I use it - having the ability to track my meals is going to be the key to success in maintenance. I don't *need* to track on phase 1, but now I'm in the habit so it won't be something I have to add on when I'm learning how to eat in P3 and beyond. It also tracks activity/exercise.

I prefer MFP to a written food journal because it has a smartphone app - so I have it on me at all times, and can log my meals in right away - it keeps me on track!


Beck81
01-26-2013, 05:46 PM
I have been using it more now in maintenance and I do like it.

Calisto
01-26-2013, 05:50 PM
I started using it for the food tracker but now use it only to keep track of my measurements and weight lol.

If anyone wants to link up with me I am Calisto7 on there.

I used it years ago when I was on Weight Watchers and plan on using it more once I get to phase 3 and start working out!

petchef
01-26-2013, 05:55 PM
The food tracker is 90% of why I use it - having the ability to track my meals is going to be the key to success in maintenance. I don't *need* to track on phase 1, but now I'm in the habit so it won't be something I have to add on when I'm learning how to eat in P3 and beyond. It also tracks activity/exercise.

I prefer MFP to a written food journal because it has a smartphone app - so I have it on me at all times, and can log my meals in right away - it keeps me on track!

Me, too. You can change the goal settings to comply with the IP calorie, fat and carb limits. It also has all of the IP foods in the database. As you enter foods in the diary, it allows you to name and save a meal, so you can easily enter your favorite meals in the future.

ckmainprize
01-26-2013, 06:28 PM
I am on there to its kaytlynnmainprize. I like to track what I am doing to make a habit :-) as well the weightloss graph is super motivating!

Dinie89
01-26-2013, 08:10 PM
I created a account I'm nadinemckenzie98 -- not 100% sure how to add friends yet - I always do find my self with out journal at times so this will be handy

Dinie89
01-26-2013, 08:15 PM
Me, too. You can change the goal settings to comply with the IP calorie, fat and carb limits. It also has all of the IP foods in the database. As you enter foods in the diary, it allows you to name and save a meal, so you can easily enter your favorite meals in the future.

May be a stupid question - but what is the max intake we should be eating each day ?

scorbett1103
01-26-2013, 08:18 PM
May be a stupid question - but what is the max intake we should be eating each day ?

I set mine at 1000 calories, and I set my goals to be 45% protein, 40% fat and 15% carbs. That roughly puts my daily intake goals at 113g protein, and 50g carbs (that's not net carbs, just straight carbs - so it ends up being closer to 30 when you subtract the dietary fiber).

Calisto
01-26-2013, 10:38 PM
I created a account I'm nadinemckenzie98 -- not 100% sure how to add friends yet - I always do find my self with out journal at times so this will be handy

Sent you a request

pocahontas812
01-28-2013, 09:20 AM
I am also using MFP to track my intake, measurements, and weight. Plan to keep using it in maintenance to keep myself accountable. Love that I can access it though both my smartphone and laptop.

My user name on MFP is the same as here...pocahontas812.

Psycht
01-28-2013, 11:13 AM
I am on MFP - Psycht12 - how do you add people? I tried to figure it out the other day but failed :-P

pocahontas812
01-28-2013, 11:27 AM
I am on MFP - Psycht12 - how do you add people? I tried to figure it out the other day but failed :-P

If you know someone's user name:

Click on the 'Community' tab (far right), then click on 'Find members'. Enter the user name in the 'Username or Email' box, then click 'Search'. Note--you can leave all the other search fields blank.

Once the user's profile shows up, click on 'Add as friend'. You can include a short message in your friend request if you want. As many people have different MFP user names, I think it's helpful to identify yourself as an IP'er from 3FC.

A1Texan
01-28-2013, 11:27 AM
I have MFP set like Scorbett's and use it every day. I really like the use of the App's on my iPhone and iPad. Getting the see the charts of the daily intake is also helpful for me. When I was still seeing my coach, it was really easy to print out all the days and she could see exactly when I had something and what I was putting into my mouth. I set mine up with times of the day instead of the usual "meals" in the default. If anyone is interested in following me I'm "lglAustin"

A1Texan
01-28-2013, 11:33 AM
If you know someone's user name:

Click on the 'Community' tab (far right), then click on 'Find members'. Enter the user name in the 'Username or Email' box, then click 'Search'. Note--you can leave all the other search fields blank.

Once the user's profile shows up, click on 'Add as friend'. You can include a short message in your friend request if you want. As many people have different MFP user names, I think it's helpful to identify yourself as an IP'er from 3FC.
I accepted your Pal request. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. I try to update it daily.

Suchawittygal
01-28-2013, 12:19 PM
I set mine at 1000 calories, and I set my goals to be 45% protein, 40% fat and 15% carbs. That roughly puts my daily intake goals at 113g protein, and 50g carbs (that's not net carbs, just straight carbs - so it ends up being closer to 30 when you subtract the dietary fiber).

I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?

sharrow
01-28-2013, 12:38 PM
I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?

MFP automatically syncs to your phone, laptop, and ipad (if you have them!).

pocahontas812
01-28-2013, 12:47 PM
I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?

You can set your daily calorie goal from the app, but I think you need to go to the online version to set protein, carb, fat, etc. targets.

petchef
01-28-2013, 12:55 PM
I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?

You have to do it from the full site. Login, go to Goals-> Change Goals-> Custom. I set my calories at 800, carbs 20% (40g), protein 50% (100g), fat 30% (27g). The changes will sync to your smartphone app.

IPRound2
01-28-2013, 02:34 PM
i love mfp. i put all my food in in the morning so that i don't deviate from it. i find that this makes me more accountable as i'm tired of restarting IP all the time (i've been doing it with alternatives and no coach) and find myself finding it tough to stay OP come that first weekend :) Back in the saddle and almost 4 weeks in....

A1Texan
01-28-2013, 02:38 PM
I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?
If you are just setting up your account, I suggest to set it up like mine with the 6 different times for eating or snacks. It makes it much easier to track and see where you missed times.

scorbett1103
01-28-2013, 04:46 PM
I want to set mine up this way also. Can i do it from my phone or do I have to go onto the full site on my laptop?

You can only change the settings on your goals from a desktop/laptop computer, not the mobile site. But once you make the change from there, everything will sync up on the mobile versions too.

cscape
01-28-2013, 04:55 PM
:carrot: Great job! i love mfp. i put all my food in in the morning so that i don't deviate from it. i find that this makes me more accountable as i'm tired of restarting IP all the time (i've been doing it with alternatives and no coach) and find myself finding it tough to stay OP come that first weekend :) Back in the saddle and almost 4 weeks in....

foreveryoung
01-28-2013, 05:41 PM
I really like MFP - I am fatisnotgood4me -- add me please, I'd love the support.
Thanks!

PamC
01-28-2013, 07:04 PM
I love MFP. Logging my food and exercise every day is what's really keeping me on track more than anything else. Most of the food is in the database, so it's really easy to add items.

I'm kind of doing my own calorie counting thing now, and just using some of the IP products, the non-soy ones like the wildberry shake to supplement.

I'm pamcplymouth if anyone wants to friend me there, and my diary is public as well. I love seeing what other people are eating and what's working for them.

Blessed900711
01-28-2013, 07:22 PM
Would love to link up with all os you on MFP...just got through my first week of IP.....love using the MFP to track my foods, love how it shows my carbs for the day!!

My user name is tarableone

Blessed900711
01-28-2013, 07:33 PM
I'm on MFP ...would love to add people...my username is tarableone

Just got through my first week of IP....first weigh in tomorrow!!

star19600
01-28-2013, 08:20 PM
Hi, I'm new here, also looking to add friends to MFP. My username is astracy

I've been on IP for 2 1/2 weeks, my husband has done it before and wanted me to join so we can motivate each other. I like logging on MFP to keep me in the habit and keep me accountable.

Katkat
01-28-2013, 08:39 PM
My username is kes0510 on Mfp if anyone wants to add me

BeccaGrim
01-29-2013, 12:57 PM
I'm now keeping a food dairy on there. Just FYI

LizJazz
01-29-2013, 01:11 PM
I am lizziebiffle, please add me on MFP!!

Dinie89
01-29-2013, 06:25 PM
When I do my daily diary it always tells me I am consuming to little calories and such - I know ip is a low intake diet so I'm not worried about it but just wondering if anyone else has theres say this once when submit a diary each day

Psycht
01-29-2013, 06:35 PM
I think that if you are eating less than 1200 calories a day it says this. I have mine set for 1000 and generally eat between 800-1000 calories a day and it says this for me.

zoological26
01-29-2013, 07:09 PM
I am jennpasic if you want to add me

Dakin
01-29-2013, 07:39 PM
I always used the 'myfatsecret' and really loved tracking with it, but I just registered for a MFP account so I could link up with y'all.
My username is Dakin181

:)