Hi. I am somewhat new, too. I used to use the WW site, which there was a fee involved. Try not to get frustrated with a couple things on this site. There are lots of ads, but that's part of why it's free. When you enter a food, sometimes you have to keep scrolling until you find the one you want. I find it's easier to enter my own foods and refer to that list. Also, I find if I'm "idle" for even 10 minutes or so, the site keeps making me log back in. That can get tedious. The forum site isn't as active as WW either. Don't always expect people to respond right away.
On the plus side....it's a great way to keep track of calories, exercise, weight loss goals, and such. I like using the reports to see my progress over time. And heck, free, is always good!