It’s been quite a year, MyFitnessPal users. We’ve collectively lost millions of pounds, logged thousands of different kinds of foods and done hours upon hours of workouts.
We’d like to think we helped you along your way this year. Below, we’ve pulled together the 10 most-read blog posts on MyFitnessPal in 2016.
Did you read them all? Employ any of the strategies we gave you? Prepare any of the recipes? Try out any of the workout routines? Let us know in the comments below! And if you missed any of the Top 10, now’s your chance to study up before the year is out…
10. The Workout You Need to Do If You’re Trying to Lose Weight
Weight-loss math is simple: You need to burn more calories than you take in. But it’s not necessarily about sweat sessions at the gym. Here’s one simple workout plan brought to you by SELF Magazine that’s optimized to help you shed pounds.
9. 5 Unusual Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight
So about that simple math… maybe it’s not so simple. Your body may be a machine, but everyone’s is different. Here are some of things you might be doing that are affecting your ability to slim down.
8. Ask the Dietitian: What’s the Best Carb, Protein and Fat Breakdown for Weight Loss?
Let’s be honest, macronutrients are complicated. For every new diet fad you read about, there’s some new strategy as to how to approach three of the most important macros. Our dietitian broke through the fray to lay it out simply.
7. 15 of MyFitnessPal’s Most-Pinned Recipes
Want a quick gauge of what our most popular recipes are? The near 165,000 who follow MyFitnessPal on Pinterest already have their favorites, from apple pie muffins to jalapeño cheddar puffs and much more. Here’s some quick inspiration for your kitchen, vetted by the community!
6. A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning
Meal planning is a secret weapon — not just for weight loss and healthy eating but for simplifying your family routine and doing it all on a budget. Here’s our step-by-step guide for it all, from making a shopping list to the recipes you need to be successful.
5. The Most Common Weight-Loss Blunders Dietitians See
The pros have seen it all. And they know exactly what pitfalls pop up as obstacles on our weight-loss journeys. Here are 11 of those mistakes, as told by registered dietitians to SELF Magazine.
4. The 28-Day Squat Challenge You’ll Want to Start Now!
All hail squats? They’re easy, and they work out multiple muscle groups, including the butt, thighs and core. Give this challenge a try, and you’ll find you’re getting results — and having fun — with different variations on the humble squat.
3. How Often Should You Weigh Yourself?
Good news: You can definitely weigh yourself too often. And although you think you’re doing the right thing, you’re actually working against yourself. Here’s why small changes in your body affect your weight — and how to keep your eyes on the prize.
2. 10 Make-Ahead Breakfasts Under 300 Calories
Wouldn’t your mornings be easier if you had a hearty, healthy breakfast ready to go? Here were our picks for the 10 best recipes you can prep ahead of time, including hearty oatmeal cups, simple egg dishes, grab-and-go bars and — celebrate! — breakfast burritos!
1. 8 Signs You’re Eating Too Much Sugar
That modest little doughnut hole isn’t going to hurt you, right? Maybe not. We’re all guilty of snacking on too much sugar — here are some of the telltale signs that you might not even realize you’re ignoring.
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