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Nutrient goals trinahurner — Aug 03, 2018 08:37AM PDT

I understand the app uses my height, weight, and age to determine the goals. I want to know what evidence/source is used to decide this? There is such a large range of information in the research community about what is appropriate.

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 03, 2018 10:40AM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. We use the Mifflin-St. Jeor equations to calculate your BMR. You can read more about your BMR here. We then user your BMR and Physical Activity Level to determine how many Calories you would need to maintain your weight and then + or – Calories based off your desire to gain or lose weight. You can read more on how we calculate your goals at

Hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions or feedback.


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