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Set daily caloric deficit as a goal that accounts for exercise - how to configure? tacchw — Sep 07, 2016 09:03AM PDT


Trying to understand how to set a daily caloric deficit as a goal rather than a set number of intake and exercise calories. What I want to do is I really like the feature that reallocates exercise calories across the macro-nutrients - carbs, protein, fat, etc ... what I want is for the tool to reallocate exercise calories but maintain a daily caloric deficit of, say 800 calories. In other words, if I have a daily intake goal of 2300 calories, and I log exercise of 1500 calories, I want the tool to calculate the ratios of macro nutrients needed to meet a 3000 calorie intake day (giving me a net 800 calorie deficit for the day, including my exercise). Does that make sense? How can this be done? Is it something that can be configured in premium?

I'm marathon training and so absolutely must keep my macro nutrients balanced to support training, but I want to continue to lose weight and so am interested in a moderated caloric deficit through training as well.

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Maximiliano MyFitnessPal Agent Sep 07, 2016 12:10PM PDT


Thank you for taking the time to contact us, we apologize for any confusion but this is not an option at this time. For you best to achieve this you would want to change your intake goal to 3000 calories to auto-calculate these macro goals. You can also make much more detailed changes with premium, though the exact option you are looking for is not available at this time.

We will definitely consider it for a future update.
You can read more about out premium goal setting here.

All the best,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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