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Negative calories after meeting step goal jkann1 — Dec 06, 2017 06:13AM PST

Hello,

At the end of the day I am scheduled to have 10,000 steps. There are days that I reach 12000 or 14000. On those days I receive a negative calorie adjustment for going over 10000. For example, if I walk 10,450 steps on a given day my calorie adjustment is 111. If i walk 12750 the calorie adjustment is -78.
Why is burning more calories treated as a negative by myfitness?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Dec 06, 2017 08:35AM PST

Hello,

How the integration will work is that you will see a positive adjustment only if you are projected to burn more than your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned, based off the current total Calorie burn from Garmin. Your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned are composed of two things: your estimate of calories burned per day MyFitnessPal makes based off your profile information plus any added exercises. If an exercise is added manually or from a partner, the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned increase and the adjustment will modify itself so that calories burned are not double counted.

Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by clicking the small “i” next to the adjustment in your Exercise Diary (on the full website), or by tapping the adjustment itself in the Exercise Diary of the MyFitnessPal on the apps (you may need to tap the adjustment in the diary and then again on the next page depending on your app version). If you do not see a line that says Garmin 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.

All the best,
Bruce
MyFitnessPal

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