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My Fitness Pal versus Weightwatchers app

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GrumpyOldBag Thu 26-Jan-17 16:36:42

Anyone got any views on which would be better for my DH, who is a tech enthusiast, not into diets and wants to lose about 2 stone?

GrumpyOldBag Sat 28-Jan-17 17:46:05

bump - anyone used either app who can advise please?

How easy to use?

DH has never dieted before....

hugoagogo Sat 28-Jan-17 17:54:00

I don't know anything about the weightwatchers app, but I use mfp which is simple to use and I can usually find the info for food I am eating or a good approximation.
Draw backs are it tends to suggest everyone eats 1200 cals a day no matter what their starting weight is.
Not all the nutritional info is available for every thing, so if you want to monitor say iron intake the figures are not very reliable.
I just use it to log basic calories and ignore it's prompts about protein/carbs and so on. For that it works well.

ExcitedMamaToBe Sat 28-Jan-17 17:56:14

I previously used MFP and will be using it again after baby. You can change your calorie allowance and the macro breakdown. I used a site called iifym to work out what my carbs, fats and proteins should be based on my goals and weight, then just changed the macro breakdown on MFP to those smile

MazDazzle Sat 28-Jan-17 18:01:20

MFP, definitely.

The WW one is only for people who follow their point based eating plan, which I wouldn't advise.

Also, MFP is free! I think I was £10 a month for the WW one.

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