MyFitnessPal is a popular app designed to help you track your weight, food, and exercise. Its database of more than 18 million foods provides you with recipes and nutritional information. Can you add HelloFresh to MyFitnessPal?
Here’s how you can track HelloFresh on MyFitnessPal:
- Set up a HelloFresh subscription
- Open MyFitnessPal on the website or app
- Search for the meal on MyFitnessPal
- Compare the nutritional information with HelloFresh
- Select the correct meal or create it
The rest of this article will detail how you can track HelloFresh, and the benefits and drawbacks of using both HelloFresh and MyFitnessPal. Let’s get started!
1. Set Up a HelloFresh Subscription
If you don’t have HelloFresh yet, you’ll need to set up a subscription with the meal service. HelloFresh is ideal for busy people, and it has about 3.5 million subscribers in the United States alone and 8.5 subscribers worldwide.
Subscribing is very easy. All you need to do is download the app or visit the website- HelloFresh will walk you through the process when you make your account.
Once you subscribe, you will need to choose how many meals a week you will need, what kind of food you want, and the number of people you will be cooking for.
Upsides of HelloFresh
It makes cooking a much simpler affair, with meal cooking time ranging from 30 to 40 minutes. In addition, the ingredients are delivered right to your door, saving you time by not having to go grocery shopping.
The HelloFresh meals are easy-to-prepare and priced similarly to those of its competitors.
The ingredients are color-coded and packed with ice cubes in insulated packages to stay fresh.
Downsides of HelloFresh
HelloFresh has food options for different diets, including:
- Low calorie
- Vegetarian or meat
But it is sorely lacking in what’s far more critical for some people: dairy-free, allergen-free, or stricter diets.
HelloFresh doesn’t deliver everything you need. Things like cooking oil and basic spices are not included. Even if this won’t often be a problem, it can be pretty easy to forget to check your essentials when you know everything else is coming directly to you.
You are not able to create a recipe yourself. Once you are a subscriber, HelloFresh chooses the weekly meals for you. Depending on how much of the reins you want HelloFresh to take, this feature could be a downside or upside.
2. Open MyFitnessPal on the Website or App
First, you’ll want to download the app or open MyFitnessPal from the website. If you don’t have an account already, take a few moments to set one up.
Once you log in to your account, you can start adding meals. MyFitnessPal has a massive database of food- including meals from HelloFresh. It’s relatively easy to track what HelloFresh meals you eat because of this.
Upsides of Using MyFitnessPal
Once you’ve put in your goals, MyFitnessApp helps you achieve them by showing what you need to eat and do. It displays your daily calories and micronutrient and macronutrient targets to assist you.
It has a user-friendly interface and is easy to use. Using it, you can instantly track the nutrients within the foods you eat. This means that the app will inform you about what you’re eating at the moment to help you balance that out later in the day to achieve your recommended intake.
By tracking your exercise, you can determine how many calories you burn depending on the workout type, intensity, and duration. This will make it easier to figure out what you’ll need to do to burn calories above your recommended limit.
When you’ve reached your target weight, MyFitnessPal will adjust the nutrient and calorie goals accordingly to help you maintain that weight.
It uses multiple types of measurements for foods, making it easier to use if you don’t know specific units of measurement. And as was mentioned before, it has an enormous database. In addition, the barcodes on the packages of most foods you can scan and load into the app.
Downsides of Using MyFitnessPal
Many weight predictions are inaccurate, as the calorie numbers are often off. To be fair, the exact measurement and methodology for counting calories are not all that accurate. Nevertheless, you may need to adjust the calorie intake rather than use what the app suggests.
It doesn’t encourage intuitive eating, which refers to eating when hungry and stopping when full. In some cases, this could harm your body, as you are not following what your body is telling you.
There might be too much of a reliance on calories. Calories are necessary, but there is more to healthy food than the perfect number of calories, as different foods affect the body differently.
3. Search for the Meal on MyFitnessPal
You will first want to add the HelloFresh meals to your menu on MyFitnessPal. All you have to do is search for the food on MyFitnessPal and add it. To track the meal, you should do the following:
- You’ll first want to log in to your account on the website.
- Go to “My Menu.”
- Select the picture of the meal you want to view more nutritional information.
- Click on “See full recipe.”
- A new window should then appear with the nutritional information alongside the list of ingredients.
Using the app, you can search for the meal in the database.
You could stop at this stage, but the problem is that the information isn’t always correct. MyFitnessPal allows users to put in the nutritional details of meals, so the site cannot guarantee accuracy.
4. Compare the Nutritional Information With HelloFresh
Go to the recipes section on the HelloFresh website. There you will find accurate details on the meal. You’ll want to compare the nutritional information there with what you see on MyFitnessPal.
If the information is different from the meal in the MyFitnessPal database, you can manually put in the specifics rather than use the inaccurate information. You can also browse the listed meals to see if there’s a more accurate one.
5. Select the Correct Meal or Create It
Another option is to use the “Create Food” option in the app. That way, you can save the information as a meal and know with confidence that it’s as accurate as it can be.
When using any of these methods, you must remember that HelloFresh meals come in two-person and four-person servings (or two and four servings for one person). You’ll have to divide the dietary information by the relevant number if you aren’t eating the whole meal in one serving.
HelloFresh can work very well with MyFitnessPal. While one makes things simpler for you, the other offers an easy-to-use system for tracking your health goals. However, what’s essential to remember is that you need to know the limits of what you’re using to make the best use of them.