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Edit goal date danielberkovich1196 — Feb 26, 2018 06:08AM PST


when I joined i enter my target weight, and date - and based on that the app told me I need to eat 1500 calories a day. I think it was too ambitious...and want to change it: I found how to change the weight, but not the date - so that the app will re-calculate the amount of calories per day. how do I change the date?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Feb 26, 2018 08:38AM PST


In order to promote weight change at a healthy and sustainable rate, your MyFitnessPal progress is based on a weekly goal of up to two pounds per week of weight loss or up to one pound per week of weight gain. For this reason, we do not record a target date for our users, as meeting a goal weight by a specific date may require faster-than-healthy weight change.

When you initially complete your profile, we present an approximate date by which you may anticipate achieving your target weight. However, this is a one time calculation that may change based on your eating and exercise habits.

The “Finished Logging for today” or “Complete this Entry” feature on the Food diary page will offer an estimated weight change in a five week projection, when used at the end of a day’s logging.

Please also remember that weight loss varies for each individual. Sometimes members will lose/gain more or less than the initial estimated calculations. We recommend you try the program for a few weeks to see how well it works for you.

More information about how we set your initial goals is here.

All the best,

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