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Do I need to log my exercise? scrapmor — Nov 16, 2016 01:50PM PST

I wear a Fitbit and it connects to Myfitnesspal. Do I still need to enter my exercise or would that be kind of like entering it twice? I saw the answer about specifically logging the exercise in the Fitbit app but I don't do that. I just start and end the workout with the tap of the button on my device. This morning it told me I burned 311 calories with my workout. But the adjustment in mfp is only 281. But I just did another workout only burning about 200 calories. I am confused. Please answer my question.

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Best Answer Nov 16, 2016 05:25PM PST Logan

Hey thanks for posting your question. You should only need to make a manual entry for an activity that is difficult for your device to track accurately, like stationary cycling, or one that you can not wear your device during, such as swimming. Otherwise, let your fitbit do the tracking for you.

When you add an individual exercise entry, the program replaces your tracked activity and calorie burn with the calorie burn from that entry, to avoid receiving double credit for the activity. In your adjustment detail it gets added to the MyFitnessPal number, since it was not tracked by your fitbit device, reducing your fitbit calorie adjustment by the amount of your individual exercise entry. If this makes the MyFitnessPal number greater the adjustment will go back to 0 until the fitbit number once again passes it, however, if you look at your calculation at the top of the home screen, you will see that you are getting credit for the individual exercise entry there.

Kind Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff

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