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Very confused with calories being sent from Google Fit 12torquay12 — Aug 07, 2018 08:19AM PDT

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I have Huawei watch 2, Huawei Health on my Galaxy S7 edge along with Google fit.
Last week I started by changing my diet (no potatoes, very little bread and really low fat) and of course exercising.
I am a 60 year old guy at 230lbs who has not seen his toes in quite a while, so I need to loose lots.
In reality I lost 0.7lb which I thought considering how much I have changed (from really, really unhealthy food) I was looking at at minimum 2lbs maybe even 3lbs anyway heres my question.
Today (4pm) so far I have eaten 754 calories in food (goal 1560 per day so on target) however, so far today I have walked 4462 steps (showing on my watch) which Huawei Health says is 200 calories burned but when I look at MFP it says 363 burned (taking the data from Google Fit) Google fit on the other hand says I have walked 4519 (that says more than my watch which is where its getting its data from...I guess) with calories 1454 (not exactly sure what that number is, hopefully someone can explain)
Anyway the issue was last week MFP said I had lots of calories left to use as it was taking info from Google Fit and consequently I lost very little and as you do, you tend to use up the extra calories.
So in conclusion I have no-one left to blame but my hands as they put stuff in my mouth but it would be nice to get the correct information from all parties so I can make better choices or die quicker (maybe my wife is behind this, who knows)
So if someone has time to look at this and advise I would be eternally grateful

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 07, 2018 10:07AM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. How the integration will work is that you will see a positive adjustment if you are projected to burn more than your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned, based off the current total Calorie burn from Google Fit. Your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned are composed of two things: your estimate of calories burned per day MyFitnessPal makes based off your profile information plus any added exercises. If an exercise is added manually or from a partner, the MyFitnessPal Calories Burned increase and the adjustment will modify itself so that calories burned are not double counted.

Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by clicking the small “i” next to the adjustment in your Exercise Diary (on the full website), or by tapping the adjustment itself in the Exercise Diary of the MyFitnessPal on the apps (you may need to tap the adjustment in the diary and then again on the next page depending on your app version). If you do not see a line that says Google Fit/Android adjustment in the cardiovascular section, then there may be a problem with the sync. However, if you do see this line, then it should be syncing correctly, even if it says 0.

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


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