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App Suggesting 844 calories per day for 1.5 lb loss per week??? drbear91 — May 30, 2018 02:57PM PDT


I just set up MyFitnessPal to count for 'negative adjustment' for steps. My usual caloric goal is about 1810 calories per day for an average loss of 1.5 lbs per week. I have my activity level set to lightly active, I am an RN and average about 13,000 steps per day when on shift, and about 7,000 steps on my days off (I work 3 days on, 4 days off shift for 12 hour shifts). I use an Apple Watch to count my steps daily, and I wear it everyday consistently throughout the day. After setting negative step adjustments, the app is subtracting an unbelievable 966 calories from my daily allowance, bringing my daily calorie intake to 844 calories... This is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the suggested lowest safe intake of 1500 calories/day for males. Am I missing something?

Thank you,

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent May 30, 2018 03:01PM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for bringing this to our attention. We are aware of the issue where users receive erroneous iOS calorie adjustments when a discrete exercise is logged. We hope to have a fix in place as soon as possible. For now, if you disable steps for the iPhone or Apple Watch, re enable them, and then force a sync, the adjustment will update correctly.

Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Warm Regards,

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