Losing Is For Winners: MyFitnessPal Users Lose 100 Million Pounds

by Mike & Al, MyFitnessPal Co-Founders
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Losing Is For Winners: MyFitnessPal Users Lose 100 Million Pounds

We have some really exciting news to share with you: MyFitnessPal members have collectively shed over 100 Million pounds! That is an incredible achievement, and we stand in awe of you.

Since 2005, we here at MyFitnessPal have been helping folks achieve a healthier lifestyle by empowering them to reach their personal health and fitness goals. It’s been great experiencing the challenges and triumphs alongside our members. Now, we all have something to crow about!

We love knowing that our program was a part of your success, but it really is YOUR success. Sure, we provide helpful tools and guidance, but when it comes to providing the crucial ingredient of willpower, you guys did all the heavy lifting (pun very much intended).

So how did you do it?
Diet – MyFitnessPal members stuck pretty close to our suggested meal guidelines and recommended food items: lots of fruits and veggies, lean meats, and of course, instant inspiration, aka coffee.

Exercise – MyFitnessPal members exercised regularly and easily tracked their workouts on their profiles. As a matter of fact, you guys powered through an impressive 17.2 billon minutes of cardio. That’s a lot of sweat-drenched laundry loads.

Just what were the top five exercises?

  • Walking: You just have to love this old standby, especially when you walk right past the vending machines.
  • Elliptical training: The one time when going in circles feels like progress.
  • Running: Hit the trail, asphalt, or grass aboard the Shoe Leather Express.
  • Strength training: Everyone gets pumped for getting pumped.
  • Stair treadmill: Rain or shine, you’re going to exercise. And maybe watch some TV.


All of this hard work by members burned a staggering 125 BILLION calories. That’s like seven fast-food milkshakes, right? Kidding 😉

Check out our cool infographic to see even more fun fitness factoids. You can even print it out and hang it up for a quick hit of inspiration! And again, congrats to all of you healthier Fitness Pals. This isn’t the end, or even the middle. It’s just one more (big) win on the journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Great job!

To your good health,
The MyFitnessPal Team

About the Author

Mike & Al, MyFitnessPal Co-Founders

Mike Lee is co-founder of MyFitnessPal, the leading health and fitness platform. Prior to founding MyFitnessPal, Mike co-founded NextC, a venture-funded startup focused on building online communities., During his 20 year tenure in the technology industry, Mike has held leadership positions at several other top start-ups in Silicon Valley, including Palm, Handspring, Beyond.com, and Regis McKenna.

Mike graduated summa cum laude from Princeton with a B.A. in economics.


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