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TessieSuttonTessieSutton Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
Hello, could someone please help me? I’ve been signed up for a while but just starting to use mfp properly now (sorry if the answer to my question is obvious!) I’ve put ‘inactive’ in my profile and my steps are showing on my homepage but they’re not resulting in any extra calories allowed. I walk about 30 mins a day at a moderate pace. My husband also has put ‘inactive’ and does about the same amount of walking but he gets extra calories added to his allowance. I also do workouts and add them in, which does result in me being allowed extra calories on the table. But why are the steps not helping- am I just not walking fast/far enough for it to count? Many thanks for any help!

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  • TessieSuttonTessieSutton Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Thank you whoever at mfp magically helped with this- the steps are now adding to the calorie allowance!
  • TessieSuttonTessieSutton Member Posts: 3 Member Member Posts: 3 Member
    Thank you- that’s all really helpful!
  • Enthusiast84Enthusiast84 Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    How many extra calories do you get for 10000 steps in a day?
  • TeaBeaTeaBea Member Posts: 14,270 Member Member Posts: 14,270 Member
    How many extra calories do you get for 10000 steps in a day?

    Height, weight, age, gender.....your MFP settings. There is no one exact number here as @CyberTone pointed out.
  • CyberToneCyberTone Member Posts: 7,453 Member Member Posts: 7,453 Member
    How many extra calories do you get for 10000 steps in a day?

    Personally, the last time my Fitbit logged 10,025 steps, I got 721 Calories as a Fitbit Calorie adjustment. Your mileage (or Calories so to speak) may vary. :smile:
  • Enthusiast84Enthusiast84 Member Posts: 171 Member Member Posts: 171 Member
    Thanks CyberTone. .. I have a fitbit but it's not linked up my fitness pal so I was just curious. :) :
  • darrenbradshaw82darrenbradshaw82 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    It’s annoying as yesterday I walked 19000 steps and got zero credit for it on this app.
  • CyberToneCyberTone Member Posts: 7,453 Member Member Posts: 7,453 Member
    It’s annoying as yesterday I walked 19000 steps and got zero credit for it on this app.

    ​​​​If MFP and Fitbit are synced but you are not seeing Fitbit steps, on the MFP mobile app go to Menu > Steps, or on the web version go to APPS > Steps, and make sure Fitbit Tracker is selected as the Step Source.
  • carrieannmontandoncarrieannmontandon Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Hello, could someone please help me? I’ve been signed up for a while but just starting to use mfp properly now (sorry if the answer to my question is obvious!) I’ve put ‘inactive’ in my profile and my steps are showing on my homepage but they’re not resulting in any extra calories allowed. I walk about 30 mins a day at a moderate pace. My husband also has put ‘inactive’ and does about the same amount of walking but he gets extra calories added to his allowance. I also do workouts and add them in, which does result in me being allowed extra calories on the table. But why are the steps not helping- am I just not walking fast/far enough for it to count? Many thanks for any help!

    Hi Tessie, I'm having the same problem...the calories only get added when I do exercise. But I have been out walking, big walks...8, 9 and 10km walks and the calories are deducted if I add any other exercise. Did you find out how to fix the problem?
    Many thanks
    Carrie
  • ritzvinritzvin Member, Premium Posts: 2,635 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,635 Member
    CyberTone wrote: »
    If I also log individual Exercises to my Exercise Diary, for example 100 Calories for a "workout," the Calories from that logged "workout" will replace the Calories from the step tracker for that time period so that there are not any double counting during that time period.

    On most units, it will pull what it sees as the total for the day and subtract off the separately logged stuff (no matter when they occurred). (It adjusts so their total matches MFP's)
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