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Adding Exercise Calories to Calories Goal jimseverance — Dec 17, 2015 02:08PM PST

How do I automatically add exercise calories (or calories calculated from my Vivofit2) to my daily calories goal?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 17, 2015 03:42PM PST

Hey thanks for posting your question. When viewing your account we are seeing that although Garmin has reported your total calorie burn to MyFitnessPal, that amount has not yet exceeded the amount that we have already given you credit for, based on your profile information.

If you click on the Garmin Connect Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the Garmin Connect calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned. In order to see an adjustment the Garmin Connect 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, since it was not tracked by your Garmin Connect device, reducing your Garmin Connect 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 Garmin Connect 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.

All the best,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff

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