General Questions / Getting Started

How does MyFitnessPal work? Mar 26, 2014 02:37PM PDT

Using MyFitnessPal is very simple. Here's how our basic process works: 1. Based on your fitness profile, we'...

Can I really lose weight using MyFitnessPal? Nov 14, 2013 10:30AM PST

Yes, you can! We have lots of members who've successfully reached their weight loss goals and shared their suc...

How does MyFitnessPal calculate my initial goals? Dec 14, 2015 12:41PM PST

When you create your profile, we ask you for your age, height, weight, gender, and normal daily activity level...

What are Net Calories? Apr 26, 2015 09:59AM PDT

We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as: Calories Consumed (Food) - Calories Burned...

MFP Challenges Dec 31, 2015 10:55AM PST

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Where can I sign up? From our mobile apps (Android or iOS): ...

I can't find an available username. Feb 11, 2015 08:47AM PST

We have millions of users, and each username can only be used one time. If you choose a username already in us...

Can I use the same email address with two MyFitnessPal accounts? Jan 05, 2016 08:19AM PST

For security purposes (we send password resets and other account-specific communication via email) the system ...

How do I get started using the website? May 03, 2017 03:35PM PDT

Thank you for joining MyFitnessPal! It won't take long until you're using the website like a pro. Based on yo...

How do I change my email address? Jul 26, 2017 10:40AM PDT

From the Website You can change the email address on your account by logging into our website at http:/...

How do I change my original profile information? Aug 16, 2016 03:19PM PDT

You can change your goals or other profile information including birthdate, gender, and activity level, in the...

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