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Fitbit and calorie adjustment danniskeels — Jan 20, 2017 03:04AM PST

I understand (i think I do) how the calorie adjustment works but wanted to know whether additional excercise should ever be added into 'Myfitnesspal' as a fitbit doesnt track weight or stationary exercise (squats etc)
Also if I do a bootcamp session for an hour would I log this as well as my fitbit syncing?


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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 20, 2017 10:28AM PST


Thanks for taking the time to write to us regarding our integration with Fitbit. We sync a wide variety of data between your Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts.


Whenever you sync your Fitbit, we’ll retrieve the actual calories burned that you’ve recorded up to that point in the day.

For the portion of the day remaining, we’ll create an estimate of the calories you’re likely to burn, based on your activity level so far, and the amount of time remaining in the day.
If the total of your actual calories burned (from Fitbit) and your estimated calories burned for the full day are different than our original estimate for the entire day (plus the total of the exercise calories you’ve logged), we’ll adjust your net calorie goal accordingly.

The adjustment will be recorded as a cardiovascular exercise labeled “Fitbit Calorie Adjustment”. Because the adjustment value is recalculated every time your BodyMedia armband uploads new data, you should expect this value to change over the course of the day.


Whenever you log food on MFP, it will automatically be posted to Fitbit, where it will appear as a meal summary (not individual foods). Your meal summaries will sync starting on the day you linked your two accounts. Historical meal data is not synced to


When you log your cardio exercise on MyFitnessPal, this information is synced to your Fitbit account. It’s important to enter the start time of your cardio exercise, so that the data collected by Fitbit during your workout can be correctly reconciled with the exercise calories you are logging.

Water consumption logged at MyFitnessPal will sync to your Fitbit account. This sync only works in one direction, so log your water consumption at MyFitnessPal only.

These items are synced to your MyFitnessPal account and can be viewed at by clicking “My Home” then “Check-In” on the website, or by reviewing the “Progress” area of our mobile apps.

Weight entries logged at or in your accounts at MyFitnessPal will sync to the other account. This is an important factor in keeping your calorie estimates accurate as your weight changes.

Hope this helps to clarify,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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