Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal, Inc.

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MyFitnessPal is a calorie counting a weight management app designed to help users keep track of their nutritional habits. The MyFitnessPal app is available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store and is rated for users of all ages. This app features both in-app purchases and advertisements. This app is not recommended for younger users.

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What is Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal?

MyFitnessPal is a calorie counting a weight management app designed to help users keep track of their nutritional habits.

The MyFitnessPal app is available for download in the App Store and the Google Play Store and is rated for users of all ages. This app features both in-app purchases and advertisements.

As one of the most popular fitness and nutrition apps, MyFitnessPal offers users a easy and fast way to manage all of their healthy and fitness goals. Downloading the app will require users to make an account and begin setting health goals whether that’s losing, gaining, or maintaining weight.

MyFitnessPal then asks more information about your age, height, current weight before giving you a suggested amount of calories to consume each day.

This app also features places to track water intake, exercise, recipes and steps. The MyFitnessPal group provides blogs, videos, and further information available in your main feed and online.

This app has community based features so that users can connect with friends to encourage each other’s progress. Users are able to add their friends using their username or join a community group or challenge for extra motivation.

In-app purchases are made to remove ads to gain access to premium features. These purchases range in price from $9.99 to $49.99. Premium features include further access to nutritional tracking that isn’t originally provided.

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Is Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal safe for my kids?

The Calorie Counter - MyFitness Pal app is rated for users of all ages but this is not safe for kids.

Finding a nutritional or weight loss app on your child’s phone could mean that your child is experiencing issues with weight or body image. Many younger users may not be able to make the most healthy choices when it comes to problems like this one. Issues such as this should be worked out between parents, children, and their doctor.

Weight loss apps can also fuel obsessive and unhealthy habits that could later turn into eating disorders that may cause problems for the rest of their life.

If a parent chooses to allow their child to use this app they should keep a close eye on it’s use to make sure that their children are meeting their basic nutrition needs and setting up healthy habits.

Common complaints about this app center around the fact that there are many glitches that prevent users from always using the app successfully. Parents should also know that in 2018 MyFitnessPal experienced a large data breach that revealed the information of a larger number of users.

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