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Gram Goals in iOS App Not Consistent with My Settings - Help! Pirate727 — Feb 28, 2017 05:55PM PST

The sole reason I upgraded to premium today was so that I could set my EXACT gram goals--and that the ONLY thing I want this app to do because I'm working with a trainer who wants to keep me within 3 grams either way of the goals I set up in settings/goals/macronutrients.
The problem is, when I go to the nutrition chart, the carbs (for example) say 150, when they are supposed to be 141. Those 9 grams could blow my deal. And on the dashboard, it says I have 20 carbs left because it's going by the 150 number, too, when I am only supposed to have 11. I do not have any daily goals set on either the iOS app OR the website. I've scoured the questions looking for this answer, but you guys always seem to dance around it. Please just tell us the truth. Is there a way to fix this, or is it not fixable? Your transparency is important to me right now. No dancing!

1 Community Answers

Best Answer Mar 01, 2017 05:50PM PST Logan

When you create your profile, we ask you for your age, height, weight, gender, and normal daily activity level. We use these factors to determine the calories required to maintain your current weight. We also ask how much weight you would like to lose or gain per week, and with this goal in mind we subtract calories (for weight loss) or add calories (for weight gain) to determine your daily calorie goal.

For more information on how we calculate your initial goals, please see this article.

Because your daily calorie goal already accounts for your intent to gain or lose weight at a particular rate, you can achieve your goal by eating the specified number of calories per day, with no additional exercise required. If you do exercise, then your daily calorie goal will increase for the day, to stabilize your weight loss or weight gain at the rate you initially specified.

The calories added to your daily goal are divided among the various nutrients such as fat, carbs, and protein, which is why these increase when you log calories from exercise.

As a Premium subscriber you can modify the effects of logging cardio exercise. This can be helpful, for example, to those who must not consume more than a certain amount of carbs per day, or who may wish to distribute their exercise calories across fat, carbs and protein for specific dietary or performance goals. With a Premium subscription:

In Android and iOS, visit the “Goals” Screen and tap “Exercise Calories”
On the Web, click “My Home” then “Goals” then click “Edit” in the “Fitness” area

Then, turn exercise calories to “Off” if you want your nutritional goals to remain static when you add cardio exercise.
Or leave, exercise calorie “on,” but select “Custom percentage” and modify the ratio of carbs, protein and fat added back to your goals when you work out!

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