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Activity Calories sbmegan — Jul 08, 2018 03:47PM PDT

Is there a way to stop exercise/activity calories from being added into the daily allotment?

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Best Answer Jul 08, 2018 03:57PM PDT Logan

Hey thanks for posting your question. Your normal average daily burn is already taken into consideration when we set up your profile and determine your daily nutritional goals (calories to eat). If your selected goal is to lose weight, your daily calorie goal already accounts for a deficit, so you could accomplish your goal without logging exercise. We do not actually take your additional exercise into account until you log it in your diary under the “cardiovascular” section. If you log exercise, then your daily nutrition totals will go up to replenish what you have burned via exercise, keeping you at your calorie goal in order to lose weight at a healthy rate.

Advanced users, users with dietary instructions from a physician or nutritionist, or athletes with specific performance needs may benefit from the features of MyFitnessPal Premium, which include the option to turn off, or modify the behavior of, exercise calories. You can learn more about exercise calories, and the options provided by MyFitnessPal Premium, in this article:

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