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How is the exercise portion of the "Calories Remaining" equation calculated? jonescm128 — Oct 31, 2018 06:37AM PDT

I understand the goal and the food portions but how is the exercise portion calculated? I have it synced to my apple watch so does that exercise portion just track the calories burned from my apple watch?

Thanks!

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Bruce MyFitnessPal Agent Oct 31, 2018 08:57AM PDT

Hi there,

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 Apple Watch. 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 MFP iOS Calories Burned/Steps Calorie Burned 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.

Regards,
Bruce
MyFitnessPal

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