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Calorie adjustment Madlib08 — Oct 21, 2015 06:20PM PDT

I recorded an 8.5 lb weight loss since I last recorded my weight but my daily calorie intake did not decrease. How is the amount of needed daily calories calculated? When will my needed intake amount of calories decrease?

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 22, 2015 12:53PM PDT


Thank you for taking the time to contact us.

Every time you record your weight in our system, MyFitnessPal checks to see if you’ve lost 10 pounds since the last time your goals were calculated. If so, we’ll ask you if you’d like to reset your goals based on your new weight. We recommend logging your weight once a week.

Please note that if you lose weight, your calorie intake may decrease. Think of your body like a car: the more it weighs the more fuel it requires to get from Point A to Point B. The less weight, the less fuel is required.

Read more about how we initially calculate your goal, here:

To learn how to update your goals without logging ten pounds of weight loss, please see this article:

Kind Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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Madlib08 Oct 23, 2015 05:04AM PDT

Thanks for your reply. When following the link to learn how to update my goals, the instructions given in the answer do not match the options given on that screen. The reply says to ~Click "My Home", then "Goals", then click the "Change Goals" button at the bottom of the page.~ There is no "Change Goals" button.

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 23, 2015 01:14PM PDT


Thanks for getting back in touch with us. I apologize but this option has moved. You should still see it by navigating to My Home > Goals > Edit

Hope this helps to clarify,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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