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Adding Exercise Without Calories Burned nikkiyoak — Feb 13, 2018 11:52AM PST

Is there a way to add an exercise to the database that doesnt require calories burned entry? OrangeTheory Fitness sends me my calories burned every workout so I'd like this to be left open so all I have to do is enter that day's calorie burn. Otherwise I am having to create a new workout every day when adding to exercise.

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 13, 2018 12:19PM PST

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Your normal average daily burn is already taken into consideration when we set up your profile and determine your daily nutritional goals (calories to eat). However, we do not actually take into consideration any extra exercise you do outside of your normal day until you add them to your diary under the “cardiovascular” section. If you do exercise, then your daily nutrition totals will go up to replenish what you have burned via exercise. These increase due to exercise can come from manually logged workouts within the MFP app or pushed workout data coming from other linked partner apps. (This will include iPhone and Android Step trackers and any paired all-day wearable trackers)

Any all-day trackers are measuring your activity level for the entire day and helping us fine-tune what your goals should be on a daily basis. The days you see higher Nutritional goals (more calories to eat) than previously set are days where you have been more active than originally estimated. For newer users, we recommend eating back your calories burned via exercise.

Advanced users, users with dietary instructions from a physician or nutritionist, or athletes with specific performance needs may benefit from the features of MyFitnessPal Premium, which include the option to turn off, or modify the behavior of, exercise calories. You can learn more about exercise calories, and the options provided by MyFitnessPal Premium, in this article:

Warm Regards,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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