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Unit Measurements in the Nutrition whateverfuckingworksfuck4238 — May 25, 2018 08:07AM PDT

Hi, I just started Keto and I'm finding your diary confusing. I'm doing 15g of carbs / 20 of protein / 65% fat give or take, BUT this is how I set my goals. BUT when I go and enter my foods and hit nutrition to see that I'm reaching them under Goals for these particular items, it says 45 Carbs / 59 Protein / 86 Fat and to the right indicates the same measurements in grams as what I set the first numbers too. I go back and forth between the screens and it shows my goals as what I set, but the nutrition tracking is WAY OFF. I don't get it? if I go by your app then I'll be way off my goals. Am I not reading this right or is there something very wrong with the app?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent May 25, 2018 09:10AM PDT

Hi there,

This looks to be due to added exercise. When you create your profile, we ask you for your age, height, weight, gender, and normal daily activity level. We use these factors to determine the calories required to maintain your current weight. We also ask how much weight you would like to lose or gain per week, and with this goal in mind we subtract calories (for weight loss) or add calories (for weight gain) to determine your daily calorie goal.

For more information on how we calculate your initial goals, please see this article here

Because your daily calorie goal already accounts for your intent to gain or lose weight at a particular rate, you can achieve your goal by eating the specified number of calories per day, with no additional exercise required. If you do exercise, then your daily calorie goal will increase for the day, to stabilize your weight loss or weight gain at the rate you initially specified.

The calories added to your daily goal are divided among the various nutrients such as fat, carbs, and protein, which is why these increase when you log calories from exercise.

​When you upgrade to MyFitnessPal Premium… (Web, iOS and Android)​

If you are an advanced user or have specific dietary needs, you may wish to exert more control over your nutritional goals. Users who subscribe to MyFitnessPal Premium can modify the effects of logging cardio exercise. This can be helpful, for example, to those who must not consume more than a certain amount of carbs per day, or who may wish to distribute their exercise calories across fat, carbs and protein for specific dietary or performance goals. With a Premium subscription:

In Android and iOS, visit the “Goals” Screen and tap “Exercise Calories”
On the Web, click “My Home” then “Goals” then click “Edit” in the “Fitness” area

Then, turn exercise calories to “Off” if you want your nutritional goals to remain static when you add cardio exercise.

Or leave, exercise calorie “on,” but select “Custom percentage” and modify the ratio of carbs, protein and fat added back to your goals when you work out!

We hope this helps. Please let us know if you have any other problems or questions. We wish you all the success in reaching and maintaining your health and fitness goals.

Kind Regards,

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hsmbeauty May 25, 2018 04:27PM PDT

Hi Bruce, I've been using MyFitnessPal for a while & just upgraded to Premium because I wanted to track my carb content as I also have gone into ketosis and thought this would help... But I can't see that it does...some of the recipes that I have put in are way off what other sites are telling me so I don't know who is right and who is not... I regularly use the Diet Doctor for recipes and have been tracking with this guy for some time and I trust what he is advising... HELP!!!!

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Logan MyFitnessPal Agent May 29, 2018 05:57PM PDT


Hey thanks for posting your question. When matching the ingredients for your recipe in MyFitnessPal, the recipe will combine the nutritional information from the entries selected for each ingredient to come up with it’s totals. Our database is compiled two different ways. We research and add many of the items, and some items are submitted by other members. For the most part, our members are just as precise as we are, however, there may be some entries that are inaccurate on occasion. As far as which site is the most accurate, it’s hard to say as we do not know their sources.

All the best,

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