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Daily value vs Daily intake Numbers are off tehowardii — Jun 13, 2018 11:40PM PDT

I am a premium member, for two days now my math has not been adding up. I set custom goals for macro nutrients which should total up to a particular calorie amount, based upon what my math says and what your daily goals set. I meet or get very close to my set macro nutrients but the caloric number says that I am not only under where I should be but way under.

Once I do the math myself my numbers have me higher than where your site does.

For instance Wednesday my caloric goal was 2308, 251 g protein, 201 grams carbohydrates, and 56 grams of fat.

Ive submitted a picture that shows the numbers are off. I went over my values based upon the caloric value being low, but realized too late that it is off. based upon my math I was actually close to 2467 calories rather than 2263 that it has listed as my caloric total for the day. Has anyone else had this issue?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Jun 14, 2018 08:39AM PDT

Hi there,

The discrepancy you’re seeing is caused by the fact that some public foods added to the database by other users may contain inaccurate values in either their macro or their calorie fields. Unfortunately, at the moment the only option is for the app to sum the individual calorie values to derive the calorie total.

We’ve recently introduced stricter requirements for public foods created by other users, that will prevent most future additions to the database from containing macro values that don’t add up reasonably to the calorie total entered by other users. In the meantime, you may wish to rely more heavily on food search results with the green checkmark, as these have undergone some machine analysis including a check for macro/calorie conformity. However, these too may have up to a 10% variance due to the different requirements for some labels.

You may also choose to edit any non-check-marked food to bring the calorie value in line with the macro values. More information on editing public foods is here:

All the best,

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