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Don’t want to subtract workout calories

sharonjsauvesharonjsauve Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
Is there a way to get mfp not to subtract the exercise calories from your total daily calories?


  • jenngitchjenngitch Posts: 177Member, Premium Member Posts: 177Member, Premium Member
    Settings > Goals > Fitness-Edit > "adjust my calorie goal">off
  • sharonjsauvesharonjsauve Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Thank you!!
  • PTA4LYFPTA4LYF Posts: 31Member Member Posts: 31Member Member
    you are wrong MFP doesnt expect you to eat the calories back it is teling you the total amount of calories you can consume after the exercise calories are added in so you can still maintain the weight loss goal that you have already established
  • ponycyndiponycyndi Posts: 839Member Member Posts: 839Member Member
    You can enter "1" manually for the calorie amount when putting in your exercise.

    You can also make it 1,000,000 and eat anything you want.
  • slimdowntslimdownt Posts: 84Member, Premium Member Posts: 84Member, Premium Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    slimdownt wrote: »


    Please stop posting this.
    It's not just inaccurate and irresponsible - it's verging on the stupid.

    1) A lot of tools or calculations give perfectly reasonable estimates. Not all estimates are high.
    2) Highly unlikely any estimate is so inaccurate it could switch someone from a deficit to a surplus. For someone set to lose 1lb/week the estimate would have to be out by 500+ calories!

    There's a whole lot of new users who understate their activity setting, select an inappropriately fast rate of loss and you are compounding that by suggesting people don't account for a perfectly valid energy need of their body.

    If you don't like accounting for exercise expenditure this way at least promote a sensible alternative such as using a TDEE calculator.

    I'll continue to lose weight while others gain not a problem. Have a good day.
  • slimdowntslimdownt Posts: 84Member, Premium Member Posts: 84Member, Premium Member
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Posts: 7,156Member Member Posts: 7,156Member Member
    Given that MFP does allow you to set your own calorie goals, which you can set based on TDEE if you like, then you can't just assume that everyone using MFP should always eat back their calories and that if they don't they are creating too large of a deficit.

    I like to key in 1 for my calorie burn, no matter what MFP says because like any other user entered data, some of the calculated calorie burns are way higher than realistic for someone my size.
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