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One extra activity level (zero activity) is needed deniskisl — Apr 08, 2018 04:11AM PDT

Hi, MFP, here's a little suggestion to improve your app ;)

I've looked through a lot of previously posted questions and noticed that this is the issue for lots of other guys out there.
There are several activity levels in MFP but I prefer sedentary despite my workouts in the gym, cycling to work daily, walking a lot because I am using tracking apps. Pacer to count my steps, strava, sports tracker. All my activities are logged and I can either manually or automatically log burned calories.

From this question https://myfitnesspal.desk.com/customer/portal/questions/16109447-bmr-tdee-total-daily-energy-expenditure-and-activity-multipliers , I found out that, for the activity multipliers, you use:
1.25 for sedentary
1.4 for lightly active
1.6 for active
1.75 for very active

What about creating zero/no activity with 1x multiplier? I am sure this feature is needed for many people. On some days I am very active and on others I am having minimum exercise. "Sedentary" level gives an average info. And I know that step counters will not show burned calories until they are over that ,25 multiplier. But what if I'm far below that number on my days off? So, I'm hoping to see this '1x activity level' for those who use tracking apps and want to have accurate but not averaged info on all days.

PS I suppose I can turn on 'negative adjustments' to see those missed calories but I think this might be complicated opposed to 'zero activity level'.

Thanks for taking time to read this.
Denis

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent Apr 08, 2018 05:40PM PDT

Hey thanks for posting your suggestion. I also use the Sedentary setting so my tracked activity will impact my calories remaining earlier in the day. We’ll certainly share zero/no activity option feedback with our developers and consider adding it for future updates. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what additions would enhance your experience.

Warm Regards,
Logan
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