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My calorie goal seems to be going in the wrong direction salocowen — Mar 10, 2017 04:28AM PST

I lowered my weight goal from 200 to 150 and decreased my Activity Level from Active to Not Very Active. Subsequently, my calorie goal went from 1700/day to 1900/day. If I'm becoming more sedentary, it makes sense to me that I should DECREASE my calorie goal, not increase.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Mar 10, 2017 12:53PM PST

Hey thanks for posting your question. When we view your account status, we are currently seeing your calorie goal as being set at 2330 calories. When we calculate your BMR and factor in your selected activity level, we get 2,465 calories. So if your activity level is accurate and you eat 2330, you would expect to lose weight. If you would like to manually reduce your goal you may certainly do so, although, we do not recommend that any users go below the minimum recommended calorie goals of 1,200 for women and 1,500 for men, without first consulting their physician or nutritionalist.

You can adjust many of your goals in our mobile apps or on our full site at (Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app, when visiting the site).

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Log in to in a web browser
Click “My Home”, then “Goals”
Choose the “Edit” option for the goals that you would like to adjust.
Once you’ve saved your changes, those same changes will appear in the app the next time the app syncs to the website

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Tap “Goals” in the Menu (or “More” page)
Tap the settings to adjust your weight change and macronutrient goals (Fat, Protein Carbs)
Tap “Advanced Nutritional Goals” to adjust additional micronutrient goals

MyFitnessPal distributes fat, carb and protein calories based on a percentage, in five percent increments. If you customize your macronutrient goals, all three goals will adjust to total 100%.

If you would like greater control over your goals, you may wish to consider upgrading to MyFitnessPal Premium. Premium users can set very precise goal, in gram increments, for protein, carbs, or fat, or in calorie increments of one percent. Premium users can also set custom goals based on the day of the week.

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