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fitbit calorie adjustment spammie27 — Nov 27, 2017 08:22PM PST

I think the calculation of my calories earned is WAY off. I took about 10,000 steps today(synced through fitbit) and it says that I have earned almost 1,000 calories. I don't think that many extra calories should be earned after a normal type day. Adding an extra 1,000 calories on top of my already 1,300 calories of food seems ridiculous. I have researched how the calorie adjustment is supposed to work it just doesn't make sense to me on why I am earning SO MANY calories back.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Nov 28, 2017 09:31AM PST

Hey thanks for posting your question. Sorry for any confusion regarding your calorie adjustment. The calorie adjustment is not showing your tracked exercise calories but rather the amount by which your total calorie burn for the day has exceeded our calculation for your day to day calorie burn. Fitbit send us your total calorie burn up to the time of your last sync. Please tap on the adjustment line in the app or on the “i” on the adjustment line on the website, to view your adjustment details. Please take a look at the based on ____ calories burned as of : am/pm line, the next time it syncs, to see if this accurately reflects what is showing in your fitbit dashboard. If they are in-line with each other then you may want to contact fitbit support regarding the amount of credit that you are receiving for your activity. If the 2 amounts are out of whack, please click here to reach us via email and attach a screenshot of each so we can take a look.

For more insight into how the calorie adjustments work, please click here

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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