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Negative Calorie Adjustments rmrossetti85 — Aug 09, 2018 08:30AM PDT

How exactly are the negative calorie adjustments calculated? The calories I have burned are being deducted from my calorie bank for the day. For instance, 1,500 calories - food (1,200) - Excercise (500) = - 200 calories over my goal. So it is saying that I have eaten too much? Or maybe I have not burned enough calories and should reduce my food intake?

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 09, 2018 08:41AM PDT

Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. The Negative Adjustment option is for when you are projected to burn less Calories than what MyFitnessPal has estimated for you. When this happens, if you have enabled Negative Adjustment, you will receive a negative adjustment and those Calories will be taken away from your goals.

How the integration will work is that you will see a positive adjustment only if you are projected to burn more than your MyFitnessPal Calories Burned, based off the current total Calorie burn from Fitbit. 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 Fitbit 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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