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Changing Goal from Weight Loss to Muscle Gain BlargleWargle — Oct 07, 2016 07:09PM PDT

So I'm getting to a good weight (200 pounds for a 6'2" male) and I now want to focus on just trimming the remaining flab and (hopefully, but not as important as part one) turning it into muscle.

So I was wondering: can I change my goal from weight loss to muscle gain?

For what it's worth, I'm lightly active. I walk everywhere on my University (planning on getting a bike soon) and am a part of our fencing team, but I haven't gotten to the school gym as much as I'd like to have (I'll be going more often now, though).

Thanks in advance!

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 08, 2016 02:49PM PDT

Hello BlargleWargle,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. You can change your goals within your MyFitnessPal profile in order to reflect changes you are making in your goals and fitness routine. However, the goal options are lose weight, maintain weight, and gain weight. So while you cannot change it specifically from “weight loss” to “muscle gain”, you change it from lose weight to gain weight.

You can change your goals or other profile information including birthdate, gender, and activity level, in the settings of several of our apps, or online at

On the Website: Log into our website at Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app. Once you’ve logged in, click “My Home” then “Settings” then “Update diet/fitness profile.” Make any changes you desire, then click “Update Profile.”

‚ÄčIn our Android and iOS Apps: In the Menu (or “More” page), profile details are divided between “Goals”, and the “Settings” page under “Profile.”

Tap any item you wish to edit, and be sure to save your changes by tapping the check mark, if available.

Hope this helps! We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!


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