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Suggested calories the same for 1, 1.5, and 2 lb/week goals? Matthew_P — Mar 13, 2017 08:59AM PDT

Hi,

For the longest time I thought I was on track to lose 1.5 lb a week, which, according to MyFitnessPal, would mean I shouldn't consume more than 1,500 net calories a day. But I wasn't making that kind of progress, and I discovered that when I go to Goals > Guided Setup, it doesn't matter whether I choose 1, 1.5, or 2 lb a week under the "What is your goal" dropdown menu—MFP always says calculates it as 1,500 calories a day. And when I choose 1.5 or 2, the text on the next screen always says "Your projected weight loss is 1 lb/week."

If I choose 1.5 or 2 lb a week, my net calorie suggestion should be lower than 1,500 (the 1 lb/week setting).

What gives?

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Best Answer Mar 13, 2017 06:24PM PDT Logan

Hey thanks for posting your question. You are correct. We will not recommend a goal below 1500 calories for men. If your doctor or nutritionalist recommends a goal below 1500, you have the option to manually adjust the goal if necessary.

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

Website Users

Log in to http://www.myfitnesspal.com 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

In our Android and iOS apps

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.

Cheers,
Logan
MFitnessPal Staff


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Matthew_P Mar 13, 2017 12:36PM PDT

Never mind. Looks like, according to answers to similar questions, MFP will never let me (male) go below 1,500/kcal a day?


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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Best Answer Best Answer Mar 13, 2017 06:24PM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question. You are correct. We will not recommend a goal below 1500 calories for men. If your doctor or nutritionalist recommends a goal below 1500, you have the option to manually adjust the goal if necessary.

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

Website Users

Log in to http://www.myfitnesspal.com 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

In our Android and iOS apps

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.

Cheers,
Logan
MFitnessPal Staff


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