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Negative Calorie Adjustment Cprincess1006 — Aug 09, 2017 12:16PM PDT

I understand what the negative calorie adjustment is and how it works but my question is if it constantly changing, how do you know how many extra calories you have? Earlier it said I had earned 600 extra calories and now it says 40, so if I had used those extra 600 I would have gone over my calorie intake for the day, no?

I have the premium version so I mainly use this to track my protein which changes too. Yesterday I was on target with my protein but when I woke up this morning I was under by almost 200 grams.

I am just confused on how you stay on track during the day if it is constantly changing.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 09, 2017 01:21PM PDT

Thank you for contacting us regarding your adjustments. We apologize for any confusion coming from your calorie adjustments changing throughout the day. When your MFP account is partnered with an all day activity tracker you will receive adjustments based off a projection of what your total daily calorie burn will be.

This estimation is based on how active you have been from 12 a.m. up to your most recent sync between the apps. Because the integration takes your entire day’s activity into account, it’s important to wear your device as much as possible during the day. The two programs will work with each other to determine if an adjustment was actually earned.

Depending on when the app syncs with MyFitnessPal, this goal may also fluctuate throughout the course of the day. If you sync in the morning after a work out, you will get an estimate based on that activity level. However, if you sleep the rest of the day, it will adjust again according to this new information.

In order to minimize impact of the this, we recommend you sync your all day tracker before each meal you consume so you can have the most accurate adjustments. We are not in charge of this data since it originates from your partner device, we can only post the data as it is sent to us.

Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by clicking on the “i” next to the Calorie Adjustment line in your Exercise Diary (on the full website), or by tapping the adjustment itself in the Exercise Diary in the MyFitnessPal app. If you do not see a line that says Calorie Adjustment in the cardiovascular section, then there may be a problem with the sync. However, if you do see this line, then it should be syncing correctly, even if it says 0.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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Cprincess100683 Aug 09, 2017 01:40PM PDT

I understand but how do I stay on track throughout the day if my calories and protein are constantly changing?

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Cprincess100683 Aug 09, 2017 01:42PM PDT

For instance right now it says I should only have 450 calories for the day and 10 minutes ago it said over 4,000.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 09, 2017 02:02PM PDT

Thanks for following up with us.

We see that you have contacted us by email as well.

Please be on the lookout for a reply from my team mate in your inbox.

We will mark this public question as resolved while we continue to work with you via email.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

MyFitnessPal Staff

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