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Updating Baseline Calories Quercus47 — Sep 01, 2016 06:02AM PDT

Does MFP routinely update our "baseline" calorie level based on entered data (intake, exercise, weight)? Fro what I've been able to see so far, it does not except for when 10 lbs have been lost.

This seems like a one-size-fits-all solution even though everyone's metabolism is different. The truth is, not every 5'-11" sedentary male weighing 175 lbs requires the same number of calories per day to maintain weight. Also, people may chronically over-estimate or under-estimate their food intake or exercise.

I recommend that MFP dynamically re-calculate each user's baseline calorie burn based upon data entered for the preceding several days/weeks. For example, if someone's starting goal is 1900 c/day to lose 0.5 lb/week, and after three weeks of hitting that target exactly (inclusive of exercise etc.), their weight has not budged, MFP should reduce the daily budget until the weight starts coming off. Or the reverse if the weight comes off faster than expected.

If MFP already does this, please advise me on where I can find out more.

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 01, 2016 10:46AM PDT


Thank you for taking the time to contact us and thank you for the great feedback.

We apologize for any confusion but this is not an option at this time. We will definitely consider it for a future update.

Hope this helps. In the meantime thanks so much for using the program. Please let us know if you have any other problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining all of your diet and fitness goals.

All the best,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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