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okie2729okie2729 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
Have you found the benefits to the paid app version.

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  • wdrukerwdruker Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member Member, Premium Posts: 77 Member
    I was wondering the same thing? I don't know if it's worth it. It seems most of what I've seen so far, I can just google on the internet.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 6,560 Member Member Posts: 6,560 Member
    Free. I have never had a reason to want the paid version.
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 6,931 Member Member Posts: 6,931 Member
    ive been on here years and years and years. i see no reason for the paid version.

    the ads are annoying though, but whatever. if it keeps it free LOL
  • KickassAmazon76KickassAmazon76 Member Posts: 2,638 Member Member Posts: 2,638 Member
    I've been here almost ten years on the free app. It's given me all I need.

    I don't pay enough attention to macros and stuff like that, so it's never appealed to me.

    What are your goals?
  • MichelleMcKeeRNMichelleMcKeeRN Member, Premium Posts: 221 Member Member, Premium Posts: 221 Member
    I pay now only for the macro counts. I did years of the free version. The free version is almost the same as the paid version.
  • tinkerbellang83tinkerbellang83 Member, Premium Posts: 8,218 Member Member, Premium Posts: 8,218 Member
    Many of the premium features can be done in the free version with workarounds, but honestly that's only if you really want to dial into your nutrition to athlete level. If you're here for general weight loss, gain or maintenance I think the free version is just fine and even in Premium there are still endless MFP blog posts cluttering up the newsfeed which might as well be ads.
    edited January 2
  • melodys_atticmelodys_attic Member, Premium Posts: 118 Member Member, Premium Posts: 118 Member
    I'm not impressed with the paid version. I'm doing it on the one month trial. I may just cancel before the month is through. The only difference I see is less ads. And some of the ads are actually interesting!
  • Bluetail6Bluetail6 Member, Premium Posts: 1,576 Member Member, Premium Posts: 1,576 Member
    Paid. Love it!! No adds!! I am able to personalize macro/micro nutrients among other things :):)
  • DarlaJL82DarlaJL82 Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member Member, Premium Posts: 13 Member
    Paid is better for me. Being able to watch the macros and getting rid of the ads is a big deal. I do most of my logging on my phone while on the go. Before I went to the premium version it was so slow because of the ads, it made me skip logging which made it less accurate. The macro information keeps me eating balanced instead of just low calorie. Being diabetic with high blood pressure and NAFLD, my goal is to be healthy in weight and nutrition. Changing my whole diet and starting to exercise regularly was tough enough and the paid app made it a little easier. Plus, since I pay for it, it makes me think I'm wasting money if I don't use it.
  • rainbowblurainbowblu Member Posts: 119 Member Member Posts: 119 Member
    Free..You can change your Macros on the side tab for free.The paid version just tells you the ratios at each meal..I just set my Carb level to 15% And make sure my protein is high enough..If I'm eating too many carbs at breakfast,the lil warning thing tells me,so no need to pay..But,I also check my labels before putting things in my mouth,so free works for me.
  • dtj85dtj85 Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3 Member
    paid. gives extra incentive to use it so not to waste the money!
  • exhilenexhilen Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member Member, Premium Posts: 42 Member
    I’m trying the month trial on this newish account (I’ve been on MFP for about 9 years), and the only difference I see is that I can actually read forums on the mobile app. I’m guessing because the ads are removed. The free version just gives me the spinning wheel of death, even on an iPhone 12. If anything, it makes me more angry not to purchase premium, because Underarmour has run this site into the ground with ongoing bugs.

    As a lifter, the more detailed macro breakdowns are nice, but not enough for me to pay.
  • kabailz13kabailz13 Member, Premium Posts: 18 Member Member, Premium Posts: 18 Member
    I paid for the premium version when I was doing keto. Now that I am focusing simply on CICO, no... it's no longer worth the cost to me
  • callsitlikeiseeitcallsitlikeiseeit Member Posts: 6,931 Member Member Posts: 6,931 Member
    until they can get the free version not glitchy, I'm not paying for it.
  • nexangelusnexangelus Member Posts: 2,026 Member Member Posts: 2,026 Member
    FREE version, 9 years now....and I am an athlete, I know what my goals are and head for them even macro wise, don't need tweaked version...
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