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The 36 Struggles Of Using MyFitnessPal

"BRB I just need to go for a brisk walk so I can eat this KitKat."

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These are the trials and tribulations only people who use MyFitnessPal will understand. It's an emotional, cheese-filled roller coaster.

1. When you sign up, you give the LEAST AMOUNT OF IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION POSSIBLE.

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No real names, no real photos. DO NOT CONNECT TO YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.

Or if you do use your real name, have your privacy settings so high no one will ever be able to find you.

2. You go about your normal eating routine, and then suddenly realise where you may have been going wrong.

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Wait, I'm sorry, there are HOW MANY CALORIES IN THAT?!

3. Things you once thought "weren't that bad" suddenly take up a third of your daily calories.

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WHAT THE HELL, PRET?!

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7. Your value system for measuring calories starts to change.

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11. You momentarily lose touch with reality, and wonder if lying to the app will help.

Is there any cheats for @MyFitnessPal all the things I'm eating have lots of calories. #myfitnesspal

Laura Robinson@SaveWithLauraFollow

Is there any cheats for @MyFitnessPal all the things I'm eating have lots of calories. #myfitnesspal

2:32 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. You come to realise that, in truth, you're not exactly being very healthy. And it's not exactly the point of why you're using this app. And then you cry.

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You cry for all the things you won't eat today. All the pizzas you won't order tonight. All those pints that will remain unconsumed.

13. Your breakfasts start to look kinda sad.

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Sad cup of tea with skimmed milk: 11 calories.

Sad cereal bar: 131 calories.

14. And so do your snacks.

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Pombears are gluten-free, so.

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15. But then this happens!

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And, suddenly, you are hooked.

16. You no longer just "cook" or "sit down and eat" — you must LOG.

my favorite part about cooking a meal is spending hours afterwards meticulously logging every single ounce into myfitnesspal

sarah jean@sarahjeanalexFollow

my favorite part about cooking a meal is spending hours afterwards meticulously logging every single ounce into myfitnesspal

9:38 PM - 30 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. Your phone slowly fills up with photos like this.

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19. And this.

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"Need to remember how many calories I burned."

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20. And you're not above power walking around the block a few times just so you can have a damn piece of garlic bread with dinner.

"I NEED 134 MORE CALORIES GET THE FUCK OUTTA MY WAY."

21. When you eat anywhere other than your home, it can get tricky to log all the things you've consumed.

Trying to calculate my calories consumed tonight on My Fitness Pal…Should just mark it up as a loss…

Closet Bromo@ClosetBromoFollow

Trying to calculate my calories consumed tonight on My Fitness Pal…Should just mark it up as a loss…

3:42 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

22. "There's probably only, like, five calories in these, so I don't need to even add, right?"

If sweets appear in the jar but nobody can tell you what to search for on @myfitnesspal, they don't count. Right?

Chris Marritt@chrismarrittFollow

If sweets appear in the jar but nobody can tell you what to search for on @myfitnesspal, they don't count. Right?

8:13 AM - 01 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

24. You start to feel like the app is JUDGING YOU and WATCHING SILENTLY.

I don't know how to tell @myfitnesspal about what I'm doing to my body right now #adbowl

Josh Berthume@jberthumeFollow

I don't know how to tell @myfitnesspal about what I'm doing to my body right now #adbowl

1:42 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

25. #judgey

Yeah, I figure my bourbon into MyFitnessPal...you wanna say somethin about it? #bwahahaha

The Golden Glamazon@SydniDeverauxFollow

Yeah, I figure my bourbon into MyFitnessPal...you wanna say somethin about it? #bwahahaha

1:50 AM - 02 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. At times, it's borderline needy.

Honestly @MyFitnessPal you are *so* needy. I've not logged my lunch because I haven't had it yet. FML.

HodgePodgeDays Blog@HodgePodgeDaysFollow

Honestly @MyFitnessPal you are *so* needy. I've not logged my lunch because I haven't had it yet. FML.

1:57 PM - 04 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

27. And can really rain on your parade.

SO to my fitness pal app for telling me I'm using too much peanut butter. I don't need your negativity this morning 😤

April Reneé △⃘⃒⚯͛@HahahaohAprilFollow

SO to my fitness pal app for telling me I'm using too much peanut butter. I don't need your negativity this morning

4:42 PM - 03 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

28. It's always devastating with the numbers turn red.

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29. Made even worse when it THREATENS YOU with how much you'll weigh if "every day were like today".

logged my calories/meals for yesterday, it was a cheat day. MyFitnessPal says "If everyday were like today, you'd weigh 232 pounds in 5 wks"

The Police@TheRealFive_OhFollow

logged my calories/meals for yesterday, it was a cheat day. MyFitnessPal says "If everyday were like today, you'd weigh 232 pounds in 5 wks"

2:26 PM - 31 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

30. Although, when the numbers say black, their weight projection could be quite satisfying.

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You know it's just an app and just a projection, but it can still make you feel like you're making positive progress towards being healthy.

31. When you're trying to scan the barcode of what you're eating at work and the damn flash on your phone turns on, giving you away.

"Um...I was just taking a picture of this granola bar...for Instagram purposes."

32. If you do add any friends on MyFitnessPal, you learn other people's "cheat days" look very different to yours.

HOW ARE FLOURLESS PANCAKES CHEATING?!

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