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Calorie Goal Changed Unexpectedly juleemchicago — Oct 09, 2017 09:02AM PDT

My calorie goal to lose 1 lb per week was 1320 for the past month. Today I went into my profile and changed my goal to 1.5 and 2 to see how the calorie goal would change. I set it back to 1 lb, but now instead of 1320 calories it changed to 1280. Why did it go down when it is set the same as it was before just a few minutes ago?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 09, 2017 11:03AM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your question. When the goal is changed it gets set based on your current weight. If you had lot weight recently, that could explain the difference in your calorie goal calculation. If you prefer it at 1320 you can manually set it back as well.

You can adjust many of your goals in our mobile apps or on our full site at (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 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%.

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