Weight Watchers vs MyFitnessPal

To keep your body stay healthy, you have to give your body proper nutrients from the food you eat. How to choose and control your diet to control your weight? These two diet programs might help you to decide which one is better. Weight Watchers and MyFitnessPal provide an easy way to lose your weight. They are available in an application you can download from your smartphone. But the difference is Weight Watchers uses ‘point system’ based on the food’s nutritional value while MyFitnessPal concerns about the calories you are eating.

Weight Watchers vs MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is a free application in iOS and Android to help you lose your weight by counting the calories in the food you eat. MyFitnessPal is currently available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German, Brazilian Dutch, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. There are over 5.000.000 foods, the application let you track all your macronutrients, and you can see how much fat, protein, calcium, carbs, calcium, sugars, etc. You can see the summary of what you have eaten in the diary view. Besides, you can track your weight that can be checked weekly, monthly, and yearly. The users of MyFitnessPal comments that the application is easy to use with a faster interface. You can select the exercise and calculate how many calories you have burned. MyFitnessPal also has over 350 workouts in their database like cardio and strength training exercises.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watcher
Weight Watcher is also a free application available in App Store and Google Play. It has some languages for the users such as English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, and Swedish. You can track your food, weight, and activity. You can barcode the food with the scanner. It is also equipped with ‘PointPlus value’ of thousand items (online version). Unlike MyFitnessPal, the food database is not as much as MyFitnessPal so sometimes the scanned items cannot show up in the database. Also, it cannot track macronutrients as in MyFitnessPal. (Read also: Weight Watchers vs 21 Day Fix)

The Price
Weight Watchers is free if you download the basic account, but it is not free for the online version which comes with free e-tools, this online version can be used to scan the product barcode and shows the per-serving points. You have to pay $18.85 for the online version while MyFitnessPal is completely free application, you can find million people and forums also support because it is open and free.


In short, MyFitnessPal might be the best diet program application because it is the easiest way to track your nutrition and reach your fitness goal, you can choose which food you want to eat but still concern about the calories and nutrients. This diet application also easy to use and free, it reminds you to have your meal and set your goals to control your weight.

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