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complete diary weight loss outlook itsmarcy — Oct 12, 2017 06:44AM PDT

When I hit complete diary at the end of the day, the estimated weight loss in 5 weeks is way off. It shows that I will lose a lot more weight than is likely. This changed about two weeks ago. The estimate used to be reasonable. My calorie intake/exercise are exactly the same, as I pretty much eat the same things every day. Anyone know why this is happening/

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 12, 2017 09:16AM PDT

MyFitnessPal calculates your goals based on your profile information and the amount of weight you would like to lose per week. However, the program also has a limit to the minimum number of calories we recommend per day.

We have designed a program to help with healthy and sustainable weight loss. We do not recommend women consume fewer than 1200 calories per day, or men fewer than 1500 calories per day. Eating too little can produce negative health effects.

Since we have this limitation, depending on your profile information, your original desired weight loss per week may not allow the program to stay within the minimum recommendations. The program will then automatically update to represent a weekly weight loss that is within this range.

These are calculations, and weight loss varies for each individual. We have had members report more of a weight loss than the calculations originally estimated. We recommend staying within your daily recommendations, and see what happens.

If you ever feel you are having a problem with your weight goals, we recommend contacting your doctor or nutritionist.

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MyFitnessPal Staff

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