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step calorie adjustment sharonsuraci — Jan 14, 2017 01:35PM PST

I feel ridiculous that I still cannot grasp the concept of the step calorie adjustment. I just don't understand why when I have, for example, 100 calories burned from steps, then I go work out and record another 400 calories, my initial calories from steps gets wiped out. I am not talking about double counting the calories during my workout, I am saying, once I put a workout in, it doesn't matter if I walked 10,000 steps in addition to that, it records nothing in addition to my workout. My Apple watch (and Apple health) say I have burned 499 calories so far today. MFP says 386 (the exact amount from my workout).

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 14, 2017 01:49PM PST

Hey thanks for posting your question.Sorry for any confusion surrounding the adjustments. If you click on the MyFitnessPal iOS Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the MyFitnessPal iOS calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned.

In order to see an adjustment the MyFitnessPal iOS number must be higher. When you add a 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, reducing your MyFitnessPal iOS 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 MyFitnessPal iOS 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.

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