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Exercise against my calories Root4Tomas — Jul 13, 2017 07:34PM PDT

When I do running, those calories are counting against my daily budget. For example:
My daily goal is 2150 calories. I ran and burned 450 calories (those should be extra). Instead of adding those burned calories to the daily budget it is being deducted. So now my daily goal is 1700 calories instead of 2600.

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Jul 15, 2017 03:12PM PDT

Hello Root4Tomas,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Based on the screen shot attached to the email you sent us on the 11th, it looks like you have the negative adjustment setting enabled. Enabling a negative calorie adjustment from your integration with a total daily calorie partner 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.

The option for allowing negative calorie adjustments can be turned off by logging in to your account at, then clicking “My Home” then “Settings” then “Diary settings”. Uncheck the box for “Enable Negative Adjustments” then click “Save Changes.” Your settings will take effect the next time data syncs from your device.

Hope this helps! We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!


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