A Recommendation: MyFitnessPal

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon one of the most helpful, fun, and totally free fitness resources I've ever found, and I've been using it ever since. Just in case you haven't already discovered it (or something similar) for yourself, I thought I'd share a few details about MyFitnessPal. ...more

Paleo to Kale: Five Diet and Nutrition Trends from 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, are we any closer to finding the one "best diet" that will bring us optimal health? The year brought us some new trends and revived some ideas from the past.  Here are five popular diet and nutrition trends from 2013 as well as looking ahead to what is in store for 2014. ...more
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Getting Fit with MyFitnessPal

As determined as I am to eat healthy and get fit, it only goes so far when I don't keep track of how much I'm really eating, and how much I'm really exercising. I've done the food diary thing multiple times, writing down every little thing I consume, and I've also tried the Lose It! app that I found was extremely irritating and unsuccessful. When my bestie, Brie, told me about the MyFitnessPal app, I wasn't sold, but finally I've decided it's time to give it a try! ...more
I am in love with that app!   it simplifies everything when trying to monitor your workouts and ...more

Recommendation: MyFitnessPal

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon one of the most helpful, fun, and totally free fitness resources I've ever found, and thought I'd share it with you just in case you haven't already discovered it for yourself. MyFitnessPal ...more
 @barbarafjohnson That's funny - I JUST ordered a FitBit for myself! It hasn't arrived yet, but ...more

I'm like Torvill and Dean except that I am not two people

Blimey, today unexpectedly turned out to be 'retro' day. It wasn't planned or anything, it just happened that way.... and it began with me having porridge for breakfast. 'Porridge?' I hear you cry, 'isn't that the food that was force-fed to Victorian orphans living in squalid London workhouses?' The answer is, I am not sure about the orphans, but what I do know is that porridge is a recommended food when you are on a diet (MyFitnessPal.com said so), because it is low in fat, sugar and calories. It's gotta be good right? ...more

Hi Sassy,

I have got an idea... you should do a post about Porridge recipes!

Annie ...more

I unwittingly embarked upon the rubbishest diet ever

About three months ago, I noticed that some of my jeans were starting to feel a bit on the tight side, i.e., I was in danger of turning into a bloater. Appalled at the thought, I decided to embark upon a calorie controlled diet for the first time in my life. It was uncharted territory, and being a diet 'rookie' I decided to hark the words of DaVinci; "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." ...more