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"likely not eating enough message" lhull8757 — Aug 09, 2017 05:15PM PDT

Why can't I get a weight projection or post if I eat less than what Fitness Pal thinks I should? I am on a doctor supervised diet for 900 calories a day. I don't need a fitness app being big brother.

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ricepley Aug 09, 2017 05:35PM PDT

Agreed. I'm not sure why this is programmed into the database, but it's damn annoying.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 10, 2017 08:44AM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question.
At this time there is not a way to remove the warning message. To help prevent unsafe eating habits for members, this message will trigger if the day is completed under the NIH recommendations (1000 calorie minimum for women, 1200 minimum for men). We do realize that some members are under doctors’ orders to fall below this amount, and we are still looking into better ways to provide the message as prevention for our members, while finding alternative options for those who are following lower guides from their doctor.

Until we can find a better way to do this, for now, the only way to avoid seeing the message would be to Not complete your entry for the day, as that option is not mandatory. Your diary, and log in days, will still be intact even if this button is not pressed. This feature is there only to provide a projection for the next 5 weeks, as well as to update the news feed, which will also no longer update if you are below the NIH recommendations.

While we truly regret this message and changes may negatively impact your experience while using MyFitnessPal, we do hope you’ll understand our first priority is to make MyFitnessPal less appealing to persons who are causing themselves harm. Please know we’re reviewing your feedback and looking at ways to improve your experience at MyFitnessPal, while prioritizing the safety of our most vulnerable users.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to review the changes. We do hope you can still find benefit in using MyFitnessPal and we wish you nothing but success.

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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jennifermwb Aug 17, 2017 09:06PM PDT

This is total garbage. I am a gastric bypass patient. There are MANY of us that have used this site. We are a community. We check each others daily diaries to get inspiration because our diets are so limited. Not allowing that day to become a newsfeed item is a horrendous disservice to this community. Often we physically CAN NOT get in more than 1000 calories. Our stomachs are literally the size of an egg. It absolutely breeds shame and alienation. I have no patience or understanding for that, so don't bother thanking me.

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