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Projected weight loss incorrect emmarouth — Feb 01, 2017 05:02AM PST

I've recently changed my fitness/weight profile as my height was slightly out and amended my goal weight.

My daily calorie goal is 1200, and I have amended my exercise goals so I will be burning 1,060 calories through exercise. However, my projected weight loss is given as follows:

Your projected weight loss is 0.4 kg/week
You should lose 0.9 kg by March 8

Today is 1 February. There is no way that eating 1200 a day AND exercising 5 times a week I will only lose less than a kilogram in 5 weeks! That doesn't even add up with the projected weight loss of 0.4 kg/week!

I've also tried changing my weight and exercise goals and I still get the same result.

Is this a bug?

1 Community Answers

Best Answer Feb 01, 2017 11:58AM PST Logan

MyFitnessPal calculates your goals based on your profile information and the amount of weight you would like to lose per week. However, the program also has a limit to the minimum number of calories we recommend per day.

We have designed a program to help with healthy and sustainable weight loss. We do not recommend women consume fewer than 1200 calories per day, or men fewer than 1500 calories per day. Eating too little can produce negative health effects.

Since we have this limitation, depending on your profile information, your original desired weight loss per week may not allow the program to stay within the minimum recommendations. The program will then automatically update to represent a weekly weight loss that is within this range.

These are calculations, and weight loss varies for each individual. We have had members report more of a weight loss than the calculations originally estimated. We recommend staying within your daily recommendations, and see what happens.

If you ever feel you are having a problem with your weight goals, we recommend contacting your doctor or nutritionist.

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MyFitnessPal Staff

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