Should I really adjust calories for steps?

Should I really add the suggested number of calories for the step counter? Thanks!


  • AmyOutOfControl
    AmyOutOfControl Posts: 1,425 Member
    I do and I have been loosing. I have my Fitbit synced up to MFP. Make sure you set your activity level to sedintary first. Otherwise, you will be double counting your activity.
  • drewfields
    drewfields Posts: 2 Member
  • mlclark86
    mlclark86 Posts: 33 Member
    I agree with above. If you have it set to sedentary then count the steps. ☺

  • simplycidalia
    simplycidalia Posts: 46 Member
    I don't. But then again, I'm short (few calories needed even for maintenance), over 40, and already have been walking pretty much everywhere for years, so adding them back in would likely mean not losing any weight.

    For more strenuous exercise, yep.
  • jennifer_417
    jennifer_417 Posts: 12,346 Member
    As long as your activity level is set at sedentary, then you should be fine to eat them back.
  • SisC3
    SisC3 Posts: 15 Member
    I generally do not, but it is nice to have the extra calories when going out.
  • pineapple1989
    pineapple1989 Posts: 195 Member
    I generally don't, I tend to only count calories from specific exercises I have done, but it's nice to have a buffer in case I go slightly over :smile:
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,633 Member
    i do not.