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Calorie count WRONG timbaer63 — Aug 13, 2019 09:27AM PDT

Why is my calories count wrong? Example with my current day - 337p, 116c, 47f = 2,227 calories (4 calories for p & c, 9 for f). But Myfitnesspal is calculating it as 2,002 calories. That's a long way off. Why is it wrong? I pay for a premium membership and simple math being correct is too much?

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Opal MyFitnessPal Agent Aug 13, 2019 09:58AM 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,
MyFitnessPal Staff

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