Essential Guide to MyFitnessPal Premium

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Essential Guide to MyFitnessPal Premium

MyFitnessPal Premium lets you take your health and fitness to the next level with features that power up your food and exercise tracking ability. If you have Premium, we want to make sure you get the most out of it. Beyond an ad-free app experience and access to priority customer support, these nine features make the logging experience that much easier and more rewarding.

9 PREMIUM FEATURES 

1. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DAILY MACRONUTRIENT GOALS

MyFitnessPal automatically generates your macronutrient goals (e.g. carbohydrates, protein, fats) based on expert recommended macronutrient percentages: 20% of calories from protein, 50% of calories from carbohydrates and 30% of calories from fat. But, if you follow a special eating plan focused on particular macronutrients (Think: low-carb, high-protein, IIFYM), Premium gives you the flexibility to adjust your macronutrient goals by percentages and grams.

2. CUSTOMIZE YOUR DAILY CALORIE GOAL

MyFitnessPal automatically generates a calorie goal suited to the rate of weight loss or gain you desire. For the most part, this calorie goal stays constant on a day-to-day basis. With Premium, you can set different calorie goals for different days of the week. This is helpful if you need to plan for a cheat day, or if you practice intermittent fasting or calorie cycling to reach your weight goals.

3. QUICK-ADD MACRONUTRIENTS YOU CARE ABOUT

As a Premium user, you can use the quick-add feature for carbohydrates, protein and fats the same way you quick-add calories into your food diary. This is a convenient tool if you care more about macronutrients than your overall calorie goal.

4. USE FOOD ANALYSIS TO LEARN FROM YOUR FOOD CHOICES

Tracking isn’t just about counting calories — it’s a way for you to learn about what you’re choosing to eat. You gain insights like how three slices of cheese pizza is way more calories than you need at one meal. As a Premium user, you can customize the app to show you which foods are highest in the nutrient you care about.You can see which food choices help cut your sodium in half or meet a quarter of your protein goal for the day with just one glance.

5. CHOOSE WHERE YOUR EXERCISE CALORIES GO

When users complete an exercise, the calories you burn are automatically added back into your calorie goal for the day. Premium users, however, can choose whether or not to add exercise calories back into their daily calorie goal. You can even customize whether you want the calories added back as carbohydrates, fat or protein. This feature is particularly helpful if you’re carb conscious and only want to eat a certain number of carbohydrate grams per day. You can tell the app to add exercise calories back as just fat and protein.

6. CUSTOMIZE YOUR NUTRIENT DASHBOARD

Your nutrient dashboard quickly shows you which nutrients you’re missing for the day, and your progress in meeting your calorie and nutrient goals. MyFitnessPal automatically sets your dashboard to display food calories, exercise calories and calories remaining. As a Premium user, you can customize your dashboard and put the nutrients you care about front and center.

7. EXPORT YOUR INFORMATION

With Premium, you can export your information into a set of CSV files that you can open in Excel or another software program. You can play around with your information and do a deep dive into your habits by creating custom graphs.You can also print your files and share them with your personal trainer, nutritionist, registered dietitian, friends or family members.

8. SET YOUR CALORIE GOALS BY MEAL

Premium lets you break down your daily nutrient goals into smaller, meal-sized calorie goals to help keep you on track throughout the day. For example, if your goal is to hit 1,200 calories for the day, you can allocate 300 calories for breakfast, 300 calories for lunch, 400 calories for dinner and 200 calories for snacks. You can plan a large dinner calorie goal to enjoy an evening out with friends or choose to make breakfast king so you have a solid start to your day. Divide your calories in a way that makes the most sense for your unique lifestyle and eating habits.

9. SEE YOUR CARBOHYDRATE, FAT AND PROTEIN BREAKDOWN BY MEAL

Your diary will display a macronutrient breakdown for each meal you log. Get a deeper look into your carbohydrate, fat and protein intake and learn how each meal contributes to your daily macronutrient goals. Bonus: You can easily switch between grams and percentages by tapping on the numbers.

Tap into your “Premium” tab to access all of these exciting features.

WHERE TO GO FOR MORE INFORMATION 

If you’re interested in learning more about MyFitnessPal, nutrition, exercise or how to reach your goals, try these MyFitnessPal-approved resources:

MyFitnessPal Essential Guides

From nutrition basics to workout tips, these guides are a great place for newbies to start and long-time MyFitnessPal users to refresh their health and fitness know-how.

The MyFitnessPal Blog

This is your go-to source for healthy living. Here you’ll find articles with helpful tips and information about eating, moving, living and learning.


READ MORE ESSENTIAL GUIDES

> Losing Weight
> Healthy Eating
> Getting Moving


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