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Change my daily caloric intake mystraughn — Oct 08, 2016 09:48AM PDT

How do I change my daily caloric intake, as my doctor has put me on a 1505 calorie restriction and I don't know how to change this. Please advise. Thank you.

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mystraughn Oct 08, 2016 09:49AM PDT

What is the answer to my question? I have not received a response. Please advise.

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 08, 2016 02:37PM PDT

Hello mystraughn,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. ‚ÄčIf you are following a different recommended plan from your doctor or nutritionist, you can adjust many of your goals in our mobile apps or on our full site at (Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app, when visiting the site).

Website Users
Log in to in a web browser
Click “My Home”, then “Goals”, then click the “Change Goals” button at the bottom of the page.
Choose the “Custom” option and you’ll be taken to a page where you can set your own targets for all of the nutrients we track.
Once you’ve saved your changes, those same changes will appear in the app the next time the app syncs to the website

In our Android and iOS apps
Tap “Goals” in the Menu (or “More” page)
Tap the settings to adjust your weight change and macronutrient goals (Fat, Protein Carbs)
Tap “Advanced Nutritional Goals” to adjust additional micronutrient goals

MyFitnessPal distributes fat, carb and protein calories based on a percentage, in five percent increments. If you customize your macronutrient goals, all three goals will adjust to total 100%. If you have a very precise goal, in grams, for protein, carbs, or fat, you may only be able to come close to setting that goal, based on the nearest percentage. If you wish to track a specific gram goal, we recommend monitoring the “total” value in your diary for this nutrient, rather than the “remaining” total.

Please note that your goals will update once you add exercise in the cardiovascular section for a given day: your exercise calories will be added to your goal for the day, distributed according to your chosen nutrient ratio.

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


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