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Adding exercise removes step count fox7898 — Feb 07, 2018 02:16PM PST

I have an iPhone and use the myfitnesspal app. My steps are syncing fine, until I add a cardio workout. If my calorie burn from my cardio is high, then the app removes the calorie burn from my steps. I found this question on the board already, but no answer has been given. This isn't a question of removing calories that are being double counted, this is the removal of calories from steps that happens when you enter a manual workout.
For example, today I had 12,000 steps and 188 calories burned in the app. I then entered my cardio workout (run) with a calorie burn of 500. This removes the calorie burn from my steps even though they aren't related at all.

Thanks for the help.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 07, 2018 02:21PM PST


Thank you for contacting us with your question. If you click on the iOS Calorie Adjustment line in your diary, and then on Extra Calories Earned, we can look at the iOS calories vs the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned. In order to see an adjustment the iOS number must be higher. When you add a manual exercise entry, the program replaces your tracked activity and calorie burn with the calorie burn from that entry, to avoid receiving double credit for the activity. In your adjustment detail it gets added to the MyFitnessPal number, since it was not tracked by your iOS device, reducing your iOS calorie adjustment by the amount of your manual exercise entry. If this makes the MyFitnessPal number greater the adjustment will go back to 0 until the iOS number once again passes it, however, if you look at your calculation at the top of the home screen, you will see that you are getting credit for the manual exercise entry there.

Kind Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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fox7898 Feb 12, 2018 05:58PM PST

Thank you for trying to answer, however you missed the issue. It is not a duplicated amount, I'm losing the calorie burn from the steps when I add an exercise that is NOT related to the calorie burn from the steps. This wasn't an issue a few months ago, and I hoped it would be resolved which is why I waited to bring it up. Is there anyway to add an exercise without messing up your tracked steps?

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 12, 2018 06:22PM PST


There is not currently a way to track your steps and receive an adjustment which does not behave this way when a manual exercise is logged. We will certainly convey your feedback to our developers and consider changing things for future updates,

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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