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MyFitnessPal not geared to paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I just signed up for My Fitness Pal and it seems very heavy on carbs and light on protein in its calculations. Should you just use to track and not pay attention to the way the calories are allotted? One thing I see is that I'm not eating enough calories? Hard to think that eating more means losing more!

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:05 AM

I'm new to paleo. You can go as high as 50% fat and still lose weight? I was afraid to make it higher than 20 or 30%. I admit, because I've only just started, I'm still like 1% skeptical about allowing too much fat. I'm hoping I'm wrong though.

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:04 AM

Since you pointed out how to fix this problem that tracker1950 had, I love it too! It's great.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:07 PM

That's what I do when I use it. 50% fat, 20% protein, 30% carbs is my happy ratio. :)

Aba97c92039169be2307689e4438add9

on December 24, 2012
at 03:13 AM

Ah, thanks for the tip! I'll try that ASAP.

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on December 22, 2012
at 08:43 PM

You can go into the settings and change the ratios. Just select to manually change them and then Alter the %s to what you want. I love the site!

Aba97c92039169be2307689e4438add9

on December 24, 2012
at 03:13 AM

Ah, thanks for the tip! I'll try that ASAP.

D41bd7b3d3b962eb0146f471eb632f56

(2029)

on January 24, 2013
at 02:07 PM

That's what I do when I use it. 50% fat, 20% protein, 30% carbs is my happy ratio. :)

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on March 21, 2014
at 02:04 AM

Since you pointed out how to fix this problem that tracker1950 had, I love it too! It's great.

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63f2e1f026317464d8553801ea5fe495

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on January 24, 2013
at 03:15 PM

MFP is working great for me. I did go into the settings to modify my carb/fat/protein percentages though. I set mine to 25/50/25. I haven't worried yet about changing any of the other nutrient goals.

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94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:44 PM

I'm using Cronometer.com - it was very easy to change the macro ratios to my personal liking. I can also change the DV of vitamins, minerals, fat ratios, etc...

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on January 24, 2013
at 07:20 AM

I agree with the other responses. Myfitnesspal is useful to know exactly how many calories you've eaten and what type of calories. I've found that just writing down what I eat makes me more conscious of what I eat. That being said, it recommends that I eat almost 350 g of carbs, which is ridiculous. I only use that part to reference how much of fat, carbs, protein, etc... I've eaten.

Another problem I've found is that a lot of paleo foods don't register so I have to enter each ingredient, which can be time consuming. I hope it this helps!

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on December 23, 2012
at 06:29 PM

I use the calorie count app. It doesn't give you ADA recommended macronutrient breakdown recommendation but allows you to keep track of your own. It calculates your meal and daily totals for macronutritents. I really like it!

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