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Calories and weight loss

nohmannnohmann Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
If I were to consume the calories I technically should be able to based on what MFP tells me, I would gain weight rapidly. I normally consume less than half and in doing so, I’ve maintained my weight for years. At the end of the day if I complete the diary and believed what it estimates my weight will be in 5 weeks, I would have wasted away to nothing years ago. I would like to see this improved to reflect reality more closely.


  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member, Premium Posts: 25,223 Member Member, Premium Posts: 25,223 Member
    The calorie estimates are based on general population estimates, there's no way they can be individually adjusted to be absolutely accurate for 100% of people. And how would they even do that? If you're an exception, you're going to have to make adjustments based on your individual results.
  • cmriversidecmriverside Member Posts: 31,130 Member Member Posts: 31,130 Member
    yeah, what jane said.

    My calories (if I listened to MFP) would be about 1600 to maintain.

    Through careful logging over many years I know that I need to eat more like 2200 to maintain.

    It's just a dumb tool. Adjust your calories manually by going to MY HOME > Goals > Edit
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