Calorie Counting Apps

letsplaynicely

#1

Anyone use one of these? Anyone dead against them?

Let’s have a heated debate!*

I’ve been fairly calorie blind for most of my life (probably like most men) but middle age brings many pleasures and one of these is additional padding.

Initially I was horrified and dispirited at how much it looked like I was going to have to deny myself but that seems to have passed. It feels like a game now and I’m really enjoying the balancing act and seeing what treats I can factor in.

I’m only two days in, how long does it stay fun?

(* let’s not)


#2

I’ve used that MyFitnessPal one.

I consume loads of calories in an average day in order to feel full, it seems.


#3

myfitnesspal

used it for a while but you soon learn to estimate things for yourself. should probably get back on it because i’ve been piling on the beef recently.


#4

MyFitnessPal was very good when I used it. I keep telling myself to redownload it and get back on it, maybe I will now


#5

This is the one that I’m using.


#6

Do it, we can be MyFitnessPal pals.


#7

:thumbsup:

I’mma get on it next Monday after I resume my running on Sunday.


#8

don’t get the social bit of it at all. why do i want everyone else to know how many cakes i’m eating?


#9

:smiley:

Yeah, I’m not publishing anything. At least I don’t think I am.


#10

yeah I use that one too, trying to stay below 1500 calories a day atm.


#11

Alcohol appears to be tricky.

I’d never given much of this stuff any thought before.

I was shocked by how many were in my bread roll.

(Yes, I know this isn’t news to most people and that this is yet more privilege - I had no idea).


#12

Not for me thanks.

On Sunday I read that each of the jam tarts of eaten contained 400 calories. I’d eaten 10.


#13

Maybe I should try this. God knows I need to try something.


#14

yeah plus beer makes you want snacks as well, it’s probably the absolute worst thing to have.


#15

Weed has no calories but makes me want to eat whole bags of Haribo.


#16

I know there’s nothing worse than someone evangelising on their second day of using something but this does actually look sustainable.


#17

yeah not good for getting anything done really. Just drink coffee instead.


#18

I use the calorie counting function on the Fitbit app on and off, it helped me lose a fair bit of weight when I was using it daily and running a lot but it’s too depressing doing it while I’m injured and can’t run.


#19

I said the same thing on my second fast day doing the 5/2 diet :wink:


#20

I only smoke occasionally with my housemate and always mid-evening when I know I’m doing nothing else. I never want it to be something that’s a regular part of my life. But I guess a lot of people say that.