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Negative Calorie Adjustments sofiamarkoulakis — Mar 18, 2017 11:55AM PDT

Hi, I just started using the MFP and just enabled the negative adjustments. My goal for the day was 1600 calories and i consumed 1931(food) + 400 (exercise) and the total is = -731
I have no idea what that means. I am sorry for the nature of the question if you feel its silly but I would like to understand how the negative adjustment work. Does that mean that i have 731 calories to consume more? or i have exceeded my limit of 1600 by 731?
Please help
Thanks a million

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Best Answer Mar 19, 2017 02:24PM PDT Logan

Hey thanks for posting your question.

Enabling a negative calorie adjustment from your integration will give you the most accurate information about your calorie expenditure for the day. A negative calorie adjustment indicates that you are using fewer calories on a given day than our original MyFitnessPal estimate.

For greater understanding how the adjustments work, it may help to view your adjustment details. You may view your adjustment details by tapping on the adjustment line in your app’s Diary, or by clicking the “i” on the adjustment line in the Diary on the website.

Your calorie adjustment is determined by taking the calorie burn being reported by your linked partner app, and then subtracting the MyFitnessPal Calorie Burn amount. The MyFitnessPal Calorie Burn is the amount we’ve calculated that you would burn in a day, based on your profile info and your selected activity level.

When the partner amount is higher than the MyFitnessPal amount, you will receive a positive adjustment, resulting in extra calories for you to eat.

When the MyFitnessPal calorie burn is higher, you will receive a negative adjustment, reducing your calories remaining because your tracked calorie burn is telling us that you have been less active then we originally anticipated.

Warm Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff


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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Best Answer Best Answer Mar 19, 2017 02:24PM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question.

Enabling a negative calorie adjustment from your integration will give you the most accurate information about your calorie expenditure for the day. A negative calorie adjustment indicates that you are using fewer calories on a given day than our original MyFitnessPal estimate.

For greater understanding how the adjustments work, it may help to view your adjustment details. You may view your adjustment details by tapping on the adjustment line in your app’s Diary, or by clicking the “i” on the adjustment line in the Diary on the website.

Your calorie adjustment is determined by taking the calorie burn being reported by your linked partner app, and then subtracting the MyFitnessPal Calorie Burn amount. The MyFitnessPal Calorie Burn is the amount we’ve calculated that you would burn in a day, based on your profile info and your selected activity level.

When the partner amount is higher than the MyFitnessPal amount, you will receive a positive adjustment, resulting in extra calories for you to eat.

When the MyFitnessPal calorie burn is higher, you will receive a negative adjustment, reducing your calories remaining because your tracked calorie burn is telling us that you have been less active then we originally anticipated.

Warm Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff


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Mayr2015 Dec 29, 2017 01:06PM PST

Hi
This seems a little bit counter intuitive - does the example above mean that sofia is not consuming enough calories? is she is 731 short for the day and so will lose weight over a period of time if she does not consume these calories? or does it mean she is consuming 731 calories too many for her activity level?


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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 29, 2017 01:38PM PST

Mayr2015

A negative adjustment implies that you were not as active as we originally calculated, when setting your calorie goal, and thus your goal is being reduced to factor in the lower calorie burn, that synced over from your linked partner app.

Warm Regards,
Logan
MyFitnessPal Staff


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