My Fitness Pal Hacks To Master
My Fitness Pal is one of the best diet tracking apps available. It is super easy to use either via the phone based app, or through your desktop. We love teaching our clients how to become my fitness pal ninja’s.
Here are some of the basics on how to get started.
How to get started?
The first thing you need to do is set up your account. Start with a log in, password and then head to your goals section to customise your calories and macronutrient goals. To set realistic targets, you can use a trusted online macro calculator such as the one at IIFYM.
How 23W customise Nutrition plans
With basic biological information, a coach should be able to customised your starting macro and calorie targets. This is done by establishing your Basal Metabolic Rate, multiplying it by your activity level and either applying a caloric deficit, surplus or maintenance depending on your goals.
I use this function all the time and it is definitely one of the best features. Click ‘Add Foods’, followed by the ‘+’ and then ‘add recipe’. Add the ingredients as you are using them, and at the end you can name the recipe and declare how many servings are in it before saving to your database. This way the next day when you grab a portion for lunch, you can quickly add this in.
Tracking and measuring is not a forever approach, but it does go a long way to establish intuitive eating habits that are in line with your goals.
If you would like more help in learning how to get results using this app, be sure to email our team at [email protected]
Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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