Before we begin, there’s something you need to know.
Even though running is one of the best ways to burn calories, the simple reality is that improving your eating habits is the most effective way to lose weight.
More importantly, studies have shown that keeping a food journal is one of the best ways to increase your total weight loss, and maintain your new weight over the long term.
Just to be 100% up front about the stats above, you can read more about the Kaizer Permanent study here.
What does this have to do with MyFitnessPal?
The main reason I’ve included these mindblowing stats about food journals is because MyFitnessPal is essentially just a food journal. It’s simply packaged into a well-designed, super user-friendly app.
So, now we know that food tracking apps like MyFitnessPal can help people double their weight loss and maintain their new and improved physiques.
Now it’s time to dive into these amazing MyFitnessPal success stories.
122 lbs in 1 Year and 9 Months
86 lbs in 12 Months
336 lbs Over 5 Years
Mr Stratford has a truly amazing story. He was literally brought back from the dead after his heart stopped!
It’s safe to say that Less has turned his life around. 336 pounds is absolutely mindblowing.
You can find out more about his incredible weight loss journey here.
308 lbs Dropped
Annabella quite literally halved her body weight.
To go from 565 pounds to 275 pounds is outstanding.
Admittedly she still has to go for skin removal surgery, but that will only help her lose weight and look even better!
You can learn more about Annabella here.
100 lbs in 10 Months
Dropping 100 pounds in 10 months is ridiculously impressive.
What I like most about Eric’s transformation is how healthy he looks in the photo on the right (above).
Basically, he lost a ton of weight, and he looks happier and healthier as a result.
You can find out more about Eric here.
137 Pounds Dropped
Here we have another MyFitnessPal success story.
Again, the after photo is amazing. She looks slim, trim and ready to conquer whatever challenge life throws at her.
You can read more about her journey here.
118 lbs Lost in 15 Months
This MyFitnessPal user went all in, and the results are mindblowing.
In the after photo on the right, you can clearly see that Bison has uncovered his 6 pack!
It’s plain to see that Bison was using MyFitnessPal to track and control his food intake, and weight training to build muscle and burn fat.
Clearly this combination works. Better eating + more exercise = amazing results.
You can learn more about Bison here.
202 lbs Lost In 16 Months
Yet another super impressive MyFitnessPal succes story. In this case, MrJZTime lost a remarkable 202 pounds. The before and after photo says it all.
Al I can say is ‘what a champion’. You can see his full story here.
Maintaining 147 lbs Weight Loss for 4 Years
Apart from her super impressive weight-loss stats, what makes Tamiko’s story so interesting is that she has maintained her reduced weight for over 4 years.
It’s a sad truth that a lot of people go through yo-yo periods, fluctuating drastically from year to year.
Not so with Tamika. She stayed true to the cause, and her new default weight is super impressive (130 lbs).
All we can really say is ‘congratulations Tamika’. You can read more about her amazing journey here.
From Size 20 to Size 8 in One Year
Elizabeth is the perfect example of someone who used a calorie deficit to achieve her weight loss goals.
By burning more calories than she consumed, Elizabeth was able to go from a size 20 to a size 8 over a period of 12 months.
In addition to her 500 per day calorie deficit, she also started lifting weights. This helped her burn even more fat than dieting alone.
She also did a bit of running, but her main focus was food tracking and strength training.
Ultimately, her consistency and personal resolve paid off. You can view all her pictures and find out her full story here.
It’s plain to see that MyFitnessPal is helping people all across the world lose ridiculous amounts of weight.
If your goal is to drop some pounds this year, there are three things you need to do, immediately.
- Accept that people who keep food journals tend to lose twice as much weight as those who don’t
- Download MyFitnessPal, and make it the most used app on your phone
- Find a form of exercise that you enjoy, and try do it at least 3 times a week.