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Myfitnesspal keeps telling me I'll gain weight over the next 5 weeks even when I am UNDER calories llballard8 — Feb 20, 2016 05:16PM PST

The past two days have been like every other for the past month for me. I track my food, exercise, etc and I keep my calories at or just under 1200 a day. The past 2 days when I hit the complete button, it says, "If every day were like today, you would weigh ---- in 5 weeks." The number it is giving is 5 pounds MORE than I weight now. Why is it calculating incorrectly? I am losing weight, but I like that motivational 5 week possibility.

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Blake MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 20, 2016 06:36PM PST


Thank you for taking the time to post in the MyFitnessPal support center. Can you please clarify what platform you’re experiencing this on, and if you’ve logged any exercise for those days?

MyFitnessPal Staff

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lisaboze Feb 28, 2016 07:07PM PST

I am having this same issue. I click on the complete the log (on PC and on android phone) and it says I will gain 110 pounds in the next 5 weeks if I eat 1150 calories per day and do aerobic exercise for 1 hour a day. I quit using my fitness pal for 2 months because this is a major downer when I am looking for uplifting messages. And when it was working correctly it was a big help to see you will reach your goal if you can make every day like today but when it tells me that if I work my butt off and eat right that I will gain 110 lbs in 5 weeks.... No. So I logged in again just to see if it is working and it is still saying I will gain weight by 110 lbs if I stay under calorie goal. Pleas fix it! :D

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Blake MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 29, 2016 10:36AM PST


Thank you for taking the time to post in the MyFitnessPal support center. It appears that your birth year was set incorrectly, which is why you’re seeing such a wildly inaccurate weight projection. It is currently set to 2016. To change it please visit the website, then click settings > update diet/fitness profile.

Hope this helps.

MyFitnessPal Staff

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