USED IT FOR A MONTH SO FAR... VERY HELPFUL HOW IT FINDS CALORIES & TAKES THEM AWAY FROM THE CALCULATED CALORIE TOTAL TO LOSE WEIGHT. ALSO IT LINKS TO ALL MY ANDROIDS. HOWEVER, THE FOOD DATABASE NEEDS CHECKING- SOME FOOD CALS ARE WAY OFF. WOULD LIKE MY FAVORITE FOODS LIST TO STORE A-Z AND TO BE ABLE TO DELETE ADDED IN ERROR FOODS FROM MAIN LIST. REGARDLESS ITS A USEFUL, WELL THOUGHTOUT APP -THANKS.
I like the app, and it's extensive searchable food list. 2 nits: 1: When searching for food, show the calories with the matching food in the list. I have to select / choose several possible candidates, and then, after seeing #calories, go back and delete the ones I would not have picked off I could have seen their calories. I mean, com'on, picking the food with the right# calories is what it's all about, so SHOW me the frigging # calories in the choice list so I don't have to guess!! 3: I haven't yet found how to delete a food from 'favorites list'. There may be a way, but I haven't found it yet. So overall, I've tried other diet & calorie apps, and this is best I've seen & used. Fix these 2 nits and get 5 stars!
When I pregnant with my third son I was bound and determined not to gain more than 5 lbs for I was already over weight by 50 lbs or so, this app help me take control of what when into my mouth without denying my unborn child health and keeping both of us health. It also help me lose 13 lbs in my first 5 months of pregnancy, under my obgyn doctor watchful care, by the time I gave birth I weight less then when I started and had a 10 lbs baby. All health. Labor also was real fast, 2 1/2 he from start to finish. So the app is very helpful.
*Update* 9/2017 - hyperlinks in SP articles no longer open from app. They just change color. Spark is an easy, helpful and effective fitness and food tracker, but it is so much more! Hundreds of articles tips, tricks and encouragement. But what really sets this app apart is the community. People from all over the world check in, blog, post questions and most is all support each other. Spark People is like an instant community, group of friends and a buddy system all at once. It's free, though ads are annoying without purchase of premium level.
Maybe as I use it I will become more enthused. At least they are not greedy and try to charge to connect your fitness tracker. BUT....my Fitbit and this app does not seem to be syncing properly because my nutrition and exercise have yet to transfer to this app.
I love this simple to use app. There is a food log, a place to blog your goals and trials and comment on other blogs, and helpful weightloss articles. This app is not just an ordinary app, you gain a whole family that supports you through your weight loss journey.
INTRODUCING THE COMMUNITY FEED!!! (Sorry to shout, but it’s a cause for celebration.🎉)
It’s the one place where you can share your progress and learn more about the journeys of others. We know that members who get involved with our community are more likely to succeed; now it’s super easy to get involved.
Share a post about how you’re feeling, or skip the words and make with a post-workout selfie. Track a goal in your feed & it tracks to your account.