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  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    If you have a very regular normal exercise routine and find that your weekly calorie burn is about the same, you can also just manually create an eating goal.

    Keep a 3 week running avg for your normal weeks (not spring cleaning week, not sick with flu week) daily burn according to S3, if it includes everything.
    Manually correct it for things that it doesn't do well - like lifting the trackers usually won't.

    Get your avg daily TDEE, set your eating goal the reasonable deficit on Sun, and go for it.
    edited April 1
  • 33gail3333gail33 Posts: 224Member Member Posts: 224Member Member
    Your calories burned in your exercise diary seem way, way too high. You are probably not burning as much as you think you are. It looks to me like you are adding your total calorie burn for the day from your tracker as additional calories for "steps". Is that possible?
    edited April 1
  • eeannelieeanneli Posts: 34Member Member Posts: 34Member Member
    It isn't the same as tdee as tdee includes exercise. I think it is based on neat but someone with more knowledge can correct if wrong. Your mfp numbers are based on your daily activity not including purposeful exercise. General steps from just just moving in daily life shouldn't be counted as that is build into activity level but if you take a walk as exercise beyond daily life you would count that.
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