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Does your fitbit MFP exercise calories ever seem way too low?

NinebubblewatersNinebubblewaters Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
I keep having this issue. Some days it works great and days like today it seems way too low. I went for a 30 minute good paced walk which equalled close to 5k steps. I look on my MFP everything is synced and it says I only have 40 extra earned calories. Has this happened to anyone else?

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  • vim_n_vigorvim_n_vigor Posts: 4,203Member Member Posts: 4,203Member Member
    What activity level do you have set? For 5000 steps on lightly active, I usually get 35-100 calories added.
  • NinebubblewatersNinebubblewaters Posts: 26Member Member Posts: 26Member Member
    Lightly active. It usually gives me more than that. Maybe I didn't burn as much as I thought though
  • erickirberickirb Posts: 12,345Member Member Posts: 12,345Member Member
    Lightly active. It usually gives me more than that. Maybe I didn't burn as much as I thought though

    because most of those steps are included in your base cals as light active
  • slimdowntslimdownt Posts: 85Member, Premium Member Posts: 85Member, Premium Member
    I don't even bother with the calories burned. I don't eat back the calories since the trackers are not very accurate. I consider the calories burned as cushion in the event I do go over.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Posts: 36,927Member Member Posts: 36,927Member Member
    I keep having this issue. Some days it works great and days like today it seems way too low. I went for a 30 minute good paced walk which equalled close to 5k steps. I look on my MFP everything is synced and it says I only have 40 extra earned calories. Has this happened to anyone else?

    I'm assuming you have a Fitbit or other device synced. With that, you only get an adjustment to reconcile your estimated Fitbit activity to what you put in MFP as you activity level. At light active, most of those steps are included in your activity level in MFP, thus you wouldn't get a very substantial adjustment.
  • butterfly_2019butterfly_2019 Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    If it helps I'm set at lightly active and wanting to lose 1lb per week, my daily calorie goal is 1,490 and yesterday I did 9,916 steps and it gave me 186 calories.

  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,502Member Member Posts: 1,502Member Member
    I always found the opposite with Fitbit, found it overly generous by around 25%.
    I now use a Garmin and it's far more realistic
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