Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Can I really lose weight using MyFitnessPal?
Yes, you can! We have lots of members who've successfully reached their weight loss goals and shared their success on our message boards. Here are some sample success stories users have posted:

Hit My Original Goal Today!!
I've stuck with it for a month!!
New and Loving it

Our tools simply provide you with the information you need to eat healthier and smarter. There's no magic trick involved. People who use our site and stick with it can reach their goals — it's that simple.
How does MyFitnessPal work?
Using MyFitnessPal is very simple. Here's how our basic process works:

1. Based on your fitness profile, we'll recommend a daily net calorie target for you to achieve your weight loss (or gain) goals.

2. As you eat and exercise throughout the day, you need to log your meals and exercise in our Food and Exercise diaries. MyFitnessPal will calculate the number of calories you've consumed and burned from exercise and let you know how many calories you have left to eat for the day. If you stick within your calorie limits, you should achieve the weight loss you're looking for.

3. The best part of our system is that logging gets easier the more you do it. MyFitnessPal remembers the foods and exercises you like most and makes it easy for you to add those items to your diary. In just a few days, logging can be as fast as 30 seconds — it's literally that easy.

4. Periodically (we recommend once a week), you should weigh yourself and check-in your new weight with the site using our Check-In feature. Checking in your weight allows us to track your progress over time and also adjust your calorie goals to reflect your new weight.

That's it! Just a few minutes a day can show you so much about what you're eating and how that impacts your health.
How can I keep up with the latest updates about MyFitnessPal?
Keeping up with MyFitnessPal is easy. Become a fan of MyFitnessPal on Facebook, or follow @myfitnesspal on Twitter. You can also subscribe to our blog.
Are there differences between the Android and web versions of MyFitnessPal?
For the most part, both applications work very similarly. The data you enter is synchronized across both applications whenever your Android phone has internet access, so your data will be identical on both as long as you have successfully synchronized. The website does offer additional features and settings beyond what is currently available in the Android application. Here are some examples of additional options on the MyFitnessPal website:
By using both the Android application and the website you can have the flexibility to access your account wherever you are in addition to utilizing the additional features above.
Help, the app is stuck on the "Loading..." screen!
If the Android app is stuck on the "Loading..." screen, turning your Android phone completely off, then back on will fix the problem.

To turn your Android phone completely off, hold down the top power button until several options appear, then tap "Power Off." Once your Android phone is completely off, hold the top power button down again until the screen lights up. When your phone has finished restarting, open the app again and it should now load properly.
How do I make sure I don't lose my data when I delete the app?
If you have a MyFitnessPal account, then your data is automatically backed up to our servers whenever you launch the app and have a working Internet connection. You can check whether the data is up to date by visiting the website at www.myfitnesspal.com, logging in with your username and password and reviewing your diary and profile information. Also, if you navigate to the "More" section of the app, you'll see a red message indicating how many changes you've made to the app that have not been synced with the website. If the top row on the "More" tab says "All local changes synced", then all of your changes have been synced with the website.

If you don't have an account, you can create one by launching the app, pressing the "More" button and choosing "Backup to MyFitnessPal.com". This will prompt you to create an account which will allow you to sync your data back to the website and retrieve it when you install a new version of the app.
Can I remove the ads from the Android app?
There is currently no way to disable advertising in the app, but we may offer a paid version without ads in the future.
Is there an option to remove the news feed from the Home Screen?
If you would prefer not to see the News Feed on your home screen, you can turn it off by going to "More" then "Settings" and turn off the item labeled "Show News Feed on Home Tab."

The news feed will be replaced by your daily nutritional summary.
Can I use kilojoules instead of calories?
We definitely plan on adding the ability to switch to kilojoules instead of calories in a future update to the Windows Phone 8 app. We can't promise when this will be ready, but it definitely is on our to-do list.
Do you plan to support the metric system fully?
We have added full metric support to the website, and will be bringing this to the Windows Phone 8 app in a future release.
What are Net Calories?
We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as:

Calories Consumed (Food) - Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net Calories

What that means is that if you exercise, you will be able to eat more for that day. For example, if your Net Calorie goal is 2000 calories, one way to meet that goal is to eat 2,500 calories of food, but then burn 500 calories through exercise.

Think of your Net Calories like a daily budget of calories to spend. You spend them by eating, and you earn more calories to eat by exercising.
Can I access my MyFitnessPal account on the web?
Yes, you can access your MyFitnessPal account from almost any web-enabled device. Just go to http://www.myfitnesspal.com and using your login and password you can connect to your account online. This includes access to your food diary and exercise journal as well as the ability to communicate with our large online community of people looking to lose weight or stay fit. Using your online account, you can also create more detailed reports, print your diary, blog about your progress and more.

Any changes you make on the web or on your device are automatically synchronized as long as your device has internet access — so you’ll have the most up to date data available no matter how you access your account. So feel free to use one, both or go back and forth depending on what works best for you.

Logging Foods

How do I add a food to my diary?
Adding a food to your diary is simple. Just take the following steps:
  1. Press the “Add to Diary” button from your “Home” screen OR go to “My Diary” and press the “Add” button.
  2. Choose the meal that you would like to add your food to.
  3. Type in the name of the food you’d like to add into the search box and press the “Search” button. (After you’ve added a food to your diary, you may see it in your “Most Used” items list. This will make it easier for you to add foods that you eat often later on.)
  4. After you press “Search”, you’ll be shown a list of foods in our database that match your search. Select the item you’d like to add and you should see a screen with more details about that particular food.
  5. Change the number of servings you ate, if necessary, and the serving size then press “Add” in the upper right hand corner.

That’s it. Your food should be logged in your diary.
How do I delete a diary item?
To delete a food or exercise item from your Diary, first tap the on-screen "Edit" button.

Each item in your Diary will reveal a red minus sign to its left. Tap the minus sign, then tap the "Delete" button when it appears.

When you are finished deleting items, tap the "Done" button where the "Edit" button originally was.
How do I use the barcode scanner to add foods?
First, start the add food process just like you would for any other food. Next to the search box, you'll see a blue icon that looks like a barcode. Tap on the icon to activate the barcode scanner. Place the barcode you would like to scan inside the target area on your screen. The scanner will read the code and search for a match in our database. Once the match is found, just add it to your diary.


On rare occasions, you barcode search will return the wrong food from our database. If that happens, you can help us improve the database by telling us the correct match for that barcode. After you see that the wrong food has been found, scroll down on the screen and you'll see a button labeled "Find Better Match". Tap on that button and you can search for the correct food in our database. Once you've found the correct match, add that food to your diary. You've now changed the barcode association in our database. The next time you scan the same barcode the correct food should be found.
What is the Most Used/Frequent list for?
Most of us tend to eat the same foods every day for each meal. MyFitnessPal takes advantage of that to make logging your meals easier.

As you log what you've eaten, MyFitnessPal remembers what you like to eat in your "Most Used" list. You can then add any items from that list just by choosing the food you want to add from the list and pressing “Add” from the “Add Food” screen. The more you use the app, the easier it gets!
How do I add a food to my Most Used items list?
Foods are added to your Most Used Items list automatically based on how often you add them to your diary. As you add items to your diary, they will appear on your list if you add them frequently enough. There isn't anything special that you need to do to make an item appear on the list.
Can I see my Most Used items across all of my meals, not just the meal I am adding a food to?
Yes, you can. Just tap on the "More" section, then choose "Settings", and finally, switch the "Show All Meals For Favorites Lists" toggle to ON. You will now see your favorites lists for all of your meals, not just the individual meal you are adding an item to.
Can I change the meal names used in my diary from Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc…?
Yes, you can change the meal names and even add additional meals. To change your meal names, login to your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com, then to go "My Home", then "Settings", then "Diary Settings" and you'll be taken to a page where you can edit your meal names. Any changes you make on the website will be immediately reflected on any of our mobile applications, so once you change the meal names on the web, you’ll get the benefit on your mobile device as well.
Can I track the time that I ate a particular food?
We don’t currently offer this feature, however, a number of our users have suggested a way to keep track of approximately when you ate a particular food. On the MyFitnessPal website (www.myfitnesspal.com), you can change the names of the meals that are shown in your diary. So for example, if timing is important to you, you can change the names of the meals from (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, etc…) to periods of time like 9am -11am, 11am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm, etc… You can even add some additional meals to give you more flexibility (up to 6 different meals per day).
What is Multi-Add? How does Multi-Add work?
Multi-add allows you to add multiple foods and exercises from your favorites lists and search results all at once. It's a fantastic tool that makes logging your food and exercise even faster and easier.

To enter multi-add mode, just tap the "Multi-add" button while viewing your favorites lists (like Most Used, etc.). Checkboxes will appear next to each food or exercise in your list. Check the items you'd like to add, then hit the "Add Checked" button, and all of the items you've checked will be added to your diary at once.

If you need to adjust the serving size or minutes performed, etc. of a food or exercise before adding it, just tap on the row and you'll be taken to a screen where you can make the modifications you'd like. When finished, hit the "Check" for "Add to Checked" and you'll be taken back to your favorites lists with those adjustments made. You can then make further adjustments or just hit "Add Checked" to complete adding those items to your diary.
What are Quick Add Calories?
If you know how many calories you ate, you can use our Quick Add Calories function to just enter that amount into your diary without having to search for the specific foods that you consumed. It's an easy and fast way to just add calories to your diary without having to look for a specific food.
Where does MyFitnessPal get its food data?
Our food database contains a combination of foods that we add depending on the availability of information as well as foods that are added by our users. We allow users to both add and share new food items with our community to continue to grow our database and enhance the overall experience for all users. Currently, only foods created on our website (as opposed to created on our mobile apps) are eligible to be shared with the community, however, we may change this in a future version of the application.
The food I want to log is not in your database. How do I add my own foods?
It's easy to add a personal food to your database. Just press "Create a New Food" at the bottom of any screen where you search for foods in our database. You'll be taken to a screen where you can add the nutritional information for the food you'd like to add to the database. Once you're finished entering in your data, just press the "Save" button in the upper right hand corner.

To add your new food to your diary, either search for it like any other food or you can add it directly from your “My Foods” tab on the same screen as your food search. For example of searching, if the food you created was called "Mike's homemade apple pie", you could just search for "Mike's apple pie." Your food will appear in the search results, and you can add it to your log like any other food in our database.
I made a mistake when entering a personal food. How can I edit or delete a food I've created?
To edit or delete a personal food, choose the "More" section of the application, then tap "Edit Foods & Exercises” and ”My Foods”. This should bring up a list of your personal foods. If you select any food in that list, you can edit the details for that food and then re-save it. In addition, if you tap the red button to the left of any food in the list, you can have the option to delete that personal food.
What are meals? How do I remember a Meal, and how do I then add that Meal to my diary?
For foods that you regularly eat together, saving them as a Meal lets you easily add them to your diary as a group. For example, you can create a Meal called "Two eggs and cereal breakfast" consisting of two eggs and a bowl of cereal. You can then add "Two eggs and cereal breakfast" at once instead of adding each item separately.

To create a Meal, just add the items for that Meal to one section of your diary, then select the Wrench icon next to the section name (Breakfast, Lunch, etc…), then choose "Remember Meal" in the menu of options that appears. To add a remembered Meal to your diary, just search for it by name (i.e. search for "Two eggs and cereal breakfast") and add it like you would any other food. In addition, you can select the “My Meals” tab on the search for foods screen to see a list of your previously saved meals.
Can I edit a remembered Meal?
Yes, you can. To edit a meal, first add it to your diary. Then, within your diary, you can make any changes to the meal that you'd like - for example, changing a portion size, or deleting/adding a different food item. Finally, tap on the Wrench icon next to the section name and choose the "Remember Meal" option to resave the meal. Finally, choose the "Save as..." option. Choose the meal name you wish to overwrite and that meal will be replaced with the meal you just created.
How do I copy a meal from one day to another?
You can quickly copy the entire contents of a meal to the same meal on another date. Just select the Wrench icon adjacent the the meal's label (Breakfast, Lunch, etc.) and choose "Copy Meal to Today" or "Copy Meal to Date."
How do I edit a recipe?
To edit a recipe, just tap on the "More" tab, then "Edit Foods & Exercises". You'll see a row labeled "My Recipes" - tap on it, and you'll be taken to a list of all the recipes you have entered in the app. Tap on the recipe you'd like to edit, and you'll be taken to a screen where you can edit your recipe.
Can I track how much water I drink on a daily basis?
Yes, you can. When adding an entry to your food diary, below "Cardiovascular" and "Strength", you'll see a row labeled "Water." Select it and you can record how many cups (8 oz. each) of water you've drunk for the day.
Can I add notes to my food diary?
Yes, you can. When adding to your diary, below the row for "Water" you'll see two notes areas — one for food and one for exercise. Select either of those rows and you'll be taken to a screen where you can record whatever notes you'd like on your diary. You can use this area to how you felt that day, or to track vitamins and supplements, or anything else you'd like to remember. All notes will, of course, also be synced to our website so you can access them online and vice versa.
Is there any way to email or export my food diary?
You can print and share your diary using the web version of MyFitnessPal at http://www.myfitnesspal.com.

Once you log in, click the "Food" tab, then "View Full Report (Printable).

We have not yet incorporated these features into our mobile apps but may do so with a future update.
Can I add a label for Quick Added Calories?
We'd love to be able to allow labels for quick added calories, but unfortunately, it's difficult for us to do for technical reasons. Instead, what many of our users do is add notes in the Food Notes section as a reminder of what the quick calories were for.
Can I edit incorrect nutritional info for a food in the database?
Many of the items in our database have been entered in by other members. If you notice an incorrect entry and would like to edit it, you can do so on the website at www.myfitnesspal.com.

Once you've signed in, go to the "food" tab. After you click the "food" tab, a link for the "database" should appear directly under the "food" tab. Click on the "database" link.

Type the item you would like to edit into the "search our food database" and click "search". Find the item in the matching search results and click onto it.

After you click on the item, another page with the item's nutritional information should appear on the right hand side. To the right of the nutritional facts should be a green "edit" button. Click on the "edit" button, and another page should appear. There you should be able to edit the incorrect information. Make sure you click the green "save changes" button when you have finished.

Please note that when you edit an item in the database, you are effectively creating a new food item. If you have logged the original item in the past, the "version" in your Most Used or Frequent list is likely the original version. Adding the item from those lists will add the original values to your diary. For best results, add the item from your "My Foods" list to ensure you are logging the edited version.
What units of measure are used for the various nutrients?
Tracked as Grams (g)

Carbohydrates
Fiber
Sugar
Protein
Fat
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Trans Fat

Tracked as Milligrams (mg)
Cholesterol
Sodium
Potassium

Tracked as Percentage of Daily Value (%DV) - based on a 2,000 calorie diet (per standard US food labeling)
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

Please note that in cases of User-Entered food, only a Calorie value is strictly required. So user entered foods may not provide correct accounting of all nutrients.
How do I create a recipe?
Recipes allow you to combine multiple ingredients and then find out how many calories and what amount of nutrients are in one portion, or serving, of that recipe.

To get started, follow the usual steps for logging food in your diary. After selecting the meal, tap the "Recipes" tab above the search area. Tap the "Enter New Recipe Button."

Then, enter the recipe name and the number of servings and tap "Next."

Because recipes contain various kinds of measures (oz, tbs, cups, lbs, grams) there is no way for the recipe editor to calculate how many servings of a particular size will result when the various items are combined.

If you're not sure how many servings a recipe will produce, enter a best-guess number when you first create the recipe.

After the recipe is cooked, you can manually measure the number of servings that have been produced. Then, the recipe can be edited and the correct number of servings can be entered.

The next time you make the recipe in the same way, the recipe in your database will correctly reflect the resulting quantities.

On the following screen, tap "Add Ingredient" and search for the first ingredient in your recipe. Be sure to adjust the "number of servings" of each ingredient to reflect how much of the item you are using in the entire recipe. For example, an entire box of pasta might contain six or eight servings of the serving size listed on the package.

Once all of the ingredients are entered, tap "Save." The recipe will now be available in the "Recipes" tab when you add food to any meal.
I can't find the serving size I need to log.
Currently, the options in the "Serving Size" area are limited to the options entered when the food item was created in our database. If the MFP team entered it, there may be several options available if you tap the Serving Size field, but if another user entered the item there is typically only one choice.


However, by manipulating the "number of servings" value, you can accommodate for different serving sizes. So, if the serving size was 1 cup, and you use 3/4 of a cup, you could enter .75 as the number of servings and accomplish the same goal.


Also, if the item is listed as a serving size of 10 oz, for example, the serving size menu should also offer a single unit of this measurement. So a 10oz serving should also have the option of 1 oz, which can then be modified, as mentioned above, by adjusting the number of servings.

If you are looking for a different serving size (for instance, ounces versus grams) it's likely that another user has created an item in the database that measures the food you're searching for in the units you prefer. If you examine some of the other items that appear in the search results, you may find one that matches your preference.
How can I track Vitamins, Medications, or Supplements?
We're definitely considering adding better ways to track vitamins, supplements, or medications. In the meantime, many users use the Notes area to record any vitamins/supplements/medications they are taking.

To record a note, start the process of adding an item to your diary but scroll past the meal names and select "Food Notes." You can record whatever notes you'd like, and those notes will then appear in your diary.

Or, if you like, you can also create a new "meal" category and label it something like, "vitamins and supplements". Then "create a new food" with your vitamins or supplements. Then add them in as a food item. To add to or change your meal names, log into your account on our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Sign into the members log in area, using the same username and password you use to log into the app. Once you've logged in, click on "My Home", then "Settings", then "Diary Settings". At the top of that page is an area where you can change your meal names as well as add two additional meals if you'd like.

Once you've saved the changes to your meal names, the next time the app automatically syncs with our website (when there is a valid internet connection), the new meal names will also be reflected in the app.
Can I remove a food from my Most Used/Frequent list?
You can remove items from your Most Used or Frequent list using our full website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com.

Log in to the site using your existing username and password. Then, click "Food" and "Add Food" under any meal.

Click the "Most Used" tab, then check the foods you would like to delete, then click the "Delete from List" button in the lower right.

Please note that when you "delete from list" an item on your Most Used list, you are actually "blacklisting" the item from appearing on the list again. So, it's not a temporary deletion, it's a permanent ban on that food returning to your "most used" list. Users, for instance, who have made a radical change in their eating habits will use this to get the junk food off their list.

If you would like to allow some or all of these items to return to your most used list, hit the "View Deleted Items" button at the bottom of the list. You can place a check next to any foods in the deleted list and then "restore" them to the pool of foods available to accumulate in your Most Used list.

Logging Exercises

How do I add an exercise to my diary?
Adding an exercise to your diary is similar to adding a food. Just take the following steps:
  1. Press the “Add to Diary” button from your “Home” screen OR go to “My Diary” and press the “Add” button in the upper right hand corner.
  2. Choose either “Cardiovascular” or “Strength” depending on what type of exercise you would like to add.
  3. Type in the name of the exercise you’d like to add into the search box and press the “Search” button. After you’ve added an exercise to your diary, you may see it in your “Most Used” items list. This will make it easier for you to add exercises that you perform often later on.
  4. After you press “Search”, you’ll be shown a list of exercises in our database that match your search. Press on the item you’d like to add and you should see a screen with more details about that particular exercise.
  5. Change the number of minutes you exercised or the number of sets, reps and weight for a strength exercise. When you’re finished press “Add” in the upper right hand corner.

That’s it. Your exercise should be logged in your diary.
How do I delete a diary item?
To delete a food or exercise item from your Diary, first tap the on-screen "Edit" button.

Each item in your Diary will reveal a red minus sign to its left. Tap the minus sign, then tap the "Delete" button when it appears.

When you are finished deleting items, tap the "Done" button where the "Edit" button originally was.
What is the Most Used exercises list?
Most of us tend to perform the same exercises in our workout routines. MyFitnessPal takes advantage of that to make logging your workouts easier.

As you log what exercises you've performed, MyFitnessPal remembers what you like to do in your "Most Used" exercises list. You can then add any items from that list by selecting that exercise and hitting the “Add Now” button on the exercise details screen.
How do I add an exercise to the Most Used list?
Exercises are added to your Most Frequently Used Items list automatically based on how often you add them to your diary. As you add items to your diary, they will appear on your list if you add them frequently enough. There isn't anything special that you need to do to make an item appear on the list.
The exercise I want to add to my diary is not in your database. How do I create my own exercise?
It's easy to add a personal exercise to your database. Just tap on "Add to Diary" and choose the type of exercise you'd like to add. Next, press on "Create a New Exercise" at the bottom of the search screen. You'll be taken to a screen where you can describe the exercise you'd like to add. Once you're finished entering in your data, just tap the "Done" button.

To add your new exercise to your diary, just search for it like any other exercise or select it from the list “My Exercises” during the add to diary process. For a search example, if the exercise you created was called "leg lifts", you could just search for "leg lifts." Your exercise will appear in the search results, and you can add it to your log like any other exercise in our database.
The calories burned number shown on my machine at the gym doesn’t match what MyFitnessPal is estimating. What should I do?
If you know exactly how many calories you burned from a machine at the gym, you can manually enter that number into your diary. Just search for the exercise in our database, select it from the search results, and type in the exact number of calories you burned in the "Calories Burned" box to the right. That number will be saved in your diary.
Doesn't strength training burn calories? Why don't you show any calories burned for strength training?
Estimating the calories burned from strength training is very difficult because it depends on a variety of factors: how much weight you lifted per repetition, how vigorously you performed that exercise, how much rest you took between sets, etc. Because of this, we do not automatically calculate how many calories you burned from strength training exercises.

However, if you'd like, you can add "Strength training" as a cardio exercise to get a rough estimate of how many calories you burned. Please be aware though that this is definitely a rough estimate and can be fairly inaccurate.
I made a mistake when entering a personal exercise. How can I edit or delete a exercise I've created?
To edit or delete a personal exercise, navigate to the “More” section using the section tabs, then select “Edit Foods & Exercises” and “My Exercises”. This should bring up a list of all your personal exercises. Find the exercise you'd like to edit or delete, then select that item from the list. This should bring up details on the exercise you want to edit. You can edit the exercise details and just press “Save” to update. If you want to delete a personal exercise, just press the red button next to the exercise on the “My Exercises” list.
Can I add exercise notes to my diary?
Yes, you can. When adding to your diary, below the row for "Water" you'll see two notes areas — one for food and one for exercise. Select either of those rows and you'll be taken to a screen where you can record whatever notes you'd like on your diary. You can use this area to how you felt that day, or to track vitamins and supplements, or anything else you'd like to remember. All notes will, of course, also be synced to our website so you can access them online and vice versa.
Is there any way to email or export my exercise diary?
You can print and share your diary using the web version of MyFitnessPal at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. We have not yet incorporated these features into mobile apps, but may do so with a future update.
My favorite exercise is not in the database.
Our cardio exercise database is always undergoing revision. Currently most of the entries are for standard exercises whose calories are easily calculated with the right personal data such as your weight.

Many popular exercise routines consist of complex series of movements, so the calories burned vary greatly for each individual.

Popular requests that we are already considering adding are:


P90x
Nia
Xbox Kinect
Jillian Michaels
Bikram Yoga

and several others.

We hope to add these items at some point in the future, when we have determined the best way to calculate the calories burned.

In the meantime if you roughly know how many calories you are burning via a heart rate monitor, etc., then you can add the exercise in yourself. Just go to "cardiovascular" and then "create new exercise". This will be for your personal database and not the main database.

Or for a "rough" estimate, you could also try substituting something similar like a dance class or yoga practice already in our database.
What is the "Calorie Adjustment" in my exercise diary?
When the data reported by your activity tracking device or app shows that your tracker's daily calorie prediction and your estimated daily calories from your MyFitnessPal account are different, we'll adjust your Net Calorie goal accordingly. The "Calorie Adjustment" represents the additional calories you have burned, above and beyond our original estimate. You may also see a negative adjustment if your activity level suggests you are less active than our MyFitnessPal estimate. Because the adjustment value is recalculated every time your tracker uploads new data, you should expect this value to change over the course of the day.

By default, MyFitnessPal will show you only positive calorie adjustments. To permit negative adjustments, log in to the full MyFitnessPal site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click "My Home" then "Settings" then "Diary Settings." Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes."

If you are typically unable to sync your device until late in the day, you may wish to leave negative adjustments "off."

Goals and Progress

How do I change my diet and fitness goals?
To change your diet and fitness goals, just navigate to the “More” section of the app, then select “Edit Profile”. By editing the details within this profile, you will automatically update your fitness goals. If you decide the automatically calculated calorie goal doesn’t work for you, you can manually update the calorie goal to any number you choose on this screen as well. Just select the "Net Calorie Goal" row and you can adjust that number to whatever you'd like.
Can I customize my nutritional goals (fat, carbs, etc.)?
Yes, you can customize your nutritional goals to whatever you'd like on our website. To change your nutritional goals, login to your account at www.myfitnesspal.com, then go to "My Home", "Goals", and click the "Change Goals" button at the bottom of that page. Choose the "Custom" option and you'll be taken to a page where you can set whatever nutritional goals you'd like for your account. Any changes you make will be synced to the app automatically the next time the app is connected to the internet.

Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.
I've lost some weight. Will MyFitnessPal automatically adjust my goals for me based on my new weight?
Every time you record your weight in our system, MyFitnessPal checks to see if you've lost 10 pounds since the last time your goals were calculated. If so, we'll ask you if you'd like to reset your goals based on your new weight.
How often should I record my weight and other measurements on MyFitnessPal?
We recommended recording your weight and other measurements once a week. Our system will allow you to record them as often as you'd like, but your weight can fluctuate quite a bit daily which is why we recommend a weekly check-in.

I want to track additional measurements like body fat percentage. How can I do that?
You can change the measurements you are tracking by logging into your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com. Once you are logged in, go to "My Home", then "Check-in", then click the "Track Additional measurements" link. On that page, you can add or remove any measurements you'd like to track. Any changes you make will be synced to the app the next time the app is connected to the internet.
I made a mistake when entering a measurement. How can I correct it?
Login to your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com, then go to "My Home", "Check-in", then click "Edit previous entries". On that screen, you can edit any previous measurement you've entered. Any changes you make will be synced to the app automatically once the app is connected to the internet.
Can I change my calorie goal without affecting my historical entries?
Unfortunately, setting a new daily calorie goal will affect your historical entries and also change your calorie goal for previous days. We'd like to change this so that we can store a history of your calorie goal, but unfortunately, it's not a simple fix which is why we haven't implemented it yet. But it's definitely on our to-do list.
How do I adjust my goals if I am breastfeeding or nursing?
Since breastfeeding can vary for each woman, we don't currently have a specific recommendation for adjusting your calories if you're breastfeeding. However, if you are able to obtain an estimate for this from your doctor or nutritionist, we do allow you to change your calorie goal to account for the difference.

You can make these changes by logging in to our full website at http://www.myfitnesspal,com

Once logged in, click on "Goals" then "Change Goals, then select "Custom," where you will be presented with similar options.

If you would like to change the goal back eventually, you can go to the same screen and change it back.

Or if you like, you can also add "breastfeeding" in as an exercise. Once you have your recommendation, then you can add "breastfeeding" in as a cardiovascular exercise. Just go to "cardiovascular" and then "create new exercise". Since this will be an individual estimate, it will be for your personal database and not the main database.


Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.
How do I adjust my goals if I am pregnant?
Pregnancy varies for each woman. Therefore, we don't set a specific guideline. However, if you can obtain a recommendation from your doctor, we do allow you to customize the program around this recommendation.

You can set your own nutritional goals for calories, fat, carbs, and any other nutrient that we track.

You can make these changes by logging in to our full website at http://www.myfitnesspal,com

Once logged in, click on "My Home", then "Goals", then hit the "Change Goals" button at the bottom of the page. Choose the "Custom" option and you'll be taken to a page where you can set your own targets for all of the nutrients we track.

Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.
How do I adjust my goals if I am a diabetic?
We are definitely looking into adding more features to the site and apps for our diabetic users. In the meantime, here are a couple of features we currently have that might help.

If you have specific dietary needs, you can set your own nutritional goals for calories, carbs, fat, and any other nutrient that we track.

You can make these changes by logging in to our full website at http://www.myfitnesspal,com

Once logged in, click on "My Home", then "Goals", then click the "Change Goals" button at the bottom of the page. Choose the "Custom" option and you'll be taken to a page where you can set your own targets for all of the nutrients we track.


Please note, even if you do customize your goals, once you add exercise in under the cardiovascular section, your fixed goals will change to match your new requirements from exercise.

If keeping to a very strict limit of carbs is important in your diabetes regimen, we recommend using the "total" value calculated in your diary to know when you're reached your goal, rather than the "remaining" total, if you are logging exercises.

If you would like to keep track of blood sugar levels, you can add those as a measurement you are tracking in the "Check-In" area of the site.

Click on "My Home", then "Check in", then "Track Additional Measurements". You'll be taken to a page where you can add whatever measurements you'd like to your account.
Why do my macronutrient goals not seem to calculate correctly?
Carbs and protein each have 4 calories per gram.

Fat has 9 calories per gram.

Most food labels report Fat, Carbs, and Protein in grams per serving, so this is the value used when totaling your macronutrient goals in the Nutrient Details area of your diary.

However, a gram of fat will move you toward your NetCalorie goal a little more than twice as quickly as a gram of protein or carbs.

For this reason, your macronutrient calorie ratio is influenced by this difference in "calorie density."

The default macro ratio is 55% of calories from carbs, 15% of calories from protein, and 30% of calories from fat. But because the fat grams are more than twice as "dense" as the carb or protein grams, roughly the same number of grams of protein and fat are required to deliver 15% of your calorie goal from protein, and 30% from fat.
Why do my daily nutrient values change?
When you create your profile, we ask you for information such as your height, age, weight, gender, activity level and how much weight you would like to lose or gain per week. We then use all of this information to determine your daily calorie goal.

Your daily NetCalorie goal does not initially include additional exercise. If you do exercise for the day, we ask you to then record this information in the "cardiovascular" section.


Your daily totals will then increase based on your amount of exercise. The calories added to your daily goal are divided among the various nutrients such as fat, carbs, protein, and subcategories like fiber and sugar.


For more information about NetCalories, please see "What are Net Calories" in the "General" section.
How does the pie chart in the app work?
The pie chart in the app is meant to help those who are conscious of balancing their macronutrient ratios. Which is to say, keeping their intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrates in proportion for the course of a day.

So, the pie chart will always add up to 100%, to show the relative amounts of fat, carbs, and protein you have eaten. It will not reflect how much of a macronutrient you still need to consume to meet your calorie goals: that information can be seen by tapping "See All Nutrients." As an example, if the only food you logged so far in your day was a tablespoon of butter, your pie chart would show something like 97% fat, 3% protein against a goal of perhaps 30% fat and 15% protein. This is not to say that you have eaten 97% of your fat goal, but rather that of the calories you've consumed, the vast majority of the calories came from fat. Over the course of the day, if you were to log more foods with carbs and protein, the fat ratio percentage would drop, and the other nutrient ratios would increase.

The default ratios may also be changed by logging in to our site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and clicking "Goals" then "Change Goals" and then "Custom". For instance, bodybuilders will often set the protein ratio higher, and lower the carb ratio, at certain parts of their training regimen.

Also, please bear in mind that while grams of carbs and protein have 4 calories each, a gram of fat has 9 calories. So fewer grams of fat will gain purchase on the pie chart faster than grams of carbs or protein.

Friends and Mail

How do I invite a friend?
To invite a friend, just tap on the "Friends" tab, then tap on "Friends" in the bar at the top. Finally, tap the blue "Add a Friend" button towards the bottom of the screen. You can use that screen to invite one of your friends to join MyFitnessPal and become your friend.
How do I add a photo to my profile?
To add a photo to your profile, login to your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com. Go to the "My Home" tab, and then click "My Profile". Click on the button labeled "Edit Photos" and you'll be taken to a page where you can upload any photo from your computer.
How do I delete an item from my News Feed?
You may remove any individual item from your News Feed if it was posted under your username.

To remove a post of your own, hold your finger on your username at the beginning of the post in question. A short menu of options will appear. Tap "Delete" in this menu.

You cannot delete another user's posts individually, but you may choose to prevent their posts from appearing on your feed altogether.

To hide another user's items, log in to the site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com using your same username and password. Hover your cursor over the item in question until you see a link labeled "Hide" appear on the right-hand edge of the item. Click this link. All current and future posts from this user will be hidden on your News Feed.
Can I copy a meal from a friend?
If you have friends or family who have set their "Diary Sharing" options to allow you to view their diary, you may copy a meal from a friend's diary to yours, for faster logging when families and friends dine together.

Tap the "Friends" tab, then tap the "Friends" section from the choices at the top of the Friends screen.

Tap on a Friend who has allowed his or her diary to be viewed by you, then tap "View Diary."

Tap the "wrench" icon next to the meal you wish to copy, then tap "Copy Meal to Date" or "Copy Meal to Today"
How do I set up push notifications?
The MyFitnessPal app can send you a push notification if certain activities take place on your account. (requires Android 2.2 or later)

To configure this, visit the "More" page of the app, then tap Settings > Notification Preferences.

Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

You can also set a "quiet time" during which notifications will not be delivered. When everything is configured correctly, tap the blue "Save" button.

Please note that your device as a whole may have its own Notification settings. Make sure these are configured to allow notifications to arrive from the MyFitnessPal app.
Can I opt out of having people find me by my email address?
If you would prefer to prevent your friends who use MyFitnessPal from finding your profile when searching by your email address, it's simple to opt out of this social feature. Simply tap More > Settings and make sure "People Can Find Me by My Email Address is set to "Off."

Privacy

Can other MyFitnessPal users view the updates that are posted to my news feed?
By default, ONLY your MyFitnessPal friends can see any activity on your news feed. Anyone who is not your friend cannot see any of your activity. The only small exception is that, if a friend comments on someone's status, you'll be able to see that one status item only, even if you are not friends with them. But the rest of their activity will remain private.

In general, your activity will only be shared with the people that you trust and want to support you. If you don't want someone to see your activity, just remove them from your friends list, or don't add them in the first place - it's that easy.
Can I control which updates are automatically posted to my news feed?
Yes, you can turn on or off any of the automatically generated updates that are posted to your news feed. In order to change these settings, navigate to the "More" section of the app, then tap "Settings", then "News Feed Privacy Settings".

You can check or uncheck any of the categories to control whether or not these activities generate posts to your news feed. Be sure to tap the "Save" button when you are finished making changes.
Can I choose to receive messages only from users I know?
If you are receiving unwanted private messages, you can block the sender from sending further messages by logging in at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, reading the message in your inbox, and clicking "Block User"
Can other members see my weight, or my food diary?
No, by default, other members cannot see your weight or your food diary. If you'd like to share your food diary, you can change your sharing settings by navigating to the "More" section of the app, then tap "Settings" then "Diary Sharing Settings." If you make a change to your settings, be sure to tap the "Save" button afterwards.

Also by default, no other members can see your actual weight. We do show how much weight you've lost, i.e. "10 lbs lost" so that other users can provide you support and encouragement, but no one can see your actual weight.
Why does the Android app request permission to access my contacts list?
In the latest version of the app, you can now invite your friends to join you on MyFitnessPal directly from the app. To invite someone, you need their email address, so the app requests Read Contacts permission so that you can lookup their email address from your contacts if you've forgotten it. This is the only time the app accesses your contacts, and it's only done if you request to invite a friend. If you don't invite any friends, your contacts are never accessed by the app. When you do invite a friend, their contact information is used only to send the invitation you sent and is not used or shared for any other purpose.
Why does the Android app need "Phone Permission"?
Our app does require the Phone permission, but it's not for the purpose of collecting your phone number or your call log. We need the Phone permission because we need the device ID of your phone, and we can only collect it through the Phone permission. The device ID is sort of like a serial number for your phone.

Our privacy policy details how we use the Device ID, but in a nutshell, we use it primarily for two purposes: first, for aggregate analysis of our user activity, i.e. how many people are using the app, how often, what types of phones they are using, etc. This information helps us improve the app. Secondly, we also use the device ID for advertising. Our advertising partners use the device ID to help show you relevant ads and to ensure you don't see the same ad too many times. MyFitnessPal does not collect your phone number, call logs, etc. - only the device ID.

For full details of what information we collect and what purposes it is used for, please see our privacy policy:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/privacy_policy
Why does the Android app need "Location Permissions"?
Coarse location data will allow us to improve the relevance of the advertisements presented to you in the app, by allowing us to target the advertising based on the location of your device. No personally identifying information is collected as part of this process.

We are extremely sensitive to the privacy concerns of our users, and apologize for the unnecessary level of detail in the current Location Permission request. We invite you to review our Privacy Policy at the following link:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/privacy_policy
Why does the Android app need "Camera Permissions"?
Our barcode scanning feature uses the camera technology of your Android phone to convert a UPC symbol on food packaging into a diary entry in your food log. The permission is requested "to take pictures at any time" so that you do not have to expressly grant permission every time you tap the scanner button to scan a barcode. Our app never accesses your camera except when you expressly request it to do so by tapping the barcode scanner.

For full details of what information we collect and what purposes it is used for, please see our privacy policy:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/privacy_policy
What information will post to Twitter if I link my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have linked your MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts, you may opt to have some activities on MyFitnessPal generate a tweet. In order for an activity to generate a tweet, it must also be set to create a status update for you on your MyFitnessPal News Feed.

You can change your News Feed settings in the app at More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Once the following items are set to generate News Feed Updates, they may be set to generate tweets by logging in to the full website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and clicking My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings:

Posting a Status Update
Recording a weight loss (weight change and total weight lost are posted, not current weight)
Logging a cardio exercise
Creating a blog post
Completing your diary for the day
If I link my MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, what information will be visible on Facebook?
Once you have linked your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, you may opt to have some activities on MyFitnessPal generate a Facebook post. In order for an activity to generate a post on Facebook, it must also be set to create a status update for you on your MyFitnessPal News Feed.

You can change your News Feed settings on the More page of the app under Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Once the following items are set to generate News Feed Updates, they may be set to generate Facebook posts at More > Settings > Facebook Settings > Autopost MyFitnessPal Updates to Facebook. The options will appear when you activate the settings.

Posting a Status Update
Recording a weight loss (weight change and total weight lost are posted, not current weight)
Logging a cardio exercise
Creating a blog post
Completing your diary for the day
I created my account using my Facebook login, but now I want to unlink my account. How will I log in?
If you choose to unlink your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts after creating your MyFitnessPal account based on your Facebook credentials, you will be prompted to create a password for your MyFitnessPal account. Once you have done so, you may log in to MyFitnessPal using your email address and MyFitnessPal password.
Can I opt out of having my Facebook friends find me on MyFitnessPal?
If you would like to link your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, but would prefer not to permit Facebook friends to find you on MyFitnessPal, you may opt out of this feature. Just tap More > Settings > Facebook Settings > and make sure Facebook Friends can Find Me on MyFitnessPal is set to "Off."
Can I opt out of having people find me by my email address?
If you would prefer to prevent your friends who use MyFitnessPal from finding your profile when searching by your email address, it's simple to opt out of this social feature. Simply tap More > Settings and make sure "People Can Find Me by My Email Address is set to "Off."

Syncing and Offline Use

Can I access MyFitnessPal from my Android phone when I’m not connected to the internet?
You will not be able to search the database for foods when your Android device is offline, but you will be able to log foods from your food lists, such as Frequent, Recent, Meals and Recipes.

However, any changes you make to your food or exercise diary while offline will not appear on the website until you have an internet connection available and can synchronize those changes.
How do I sync the app with the website?
As long as you created an account (or signed into your account on the app), and as long as your Android phone has an internet connection, the app will automatically any changes you make to the web. It is important to make sure that you are using exactly the same username on the app that you are using when you log in to the website.

In the app, tap "More" then "Edit Profile." The username currently logged in to the app will be on the first line.

Your Account

I forgot my password, is there any way I can retrieve it?
If you know your username or the email address you signed up with, you can just select the "Forgot your password?" button on the login screen and your username and password will be emailed to you. You can also retrieve your password anytime through our website by using our forgot password form.
How do I change my password, username or email address?
There are a number of settings that you can only change by accessing your account from our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. You can change your password, username and email address on the website as well as several other settings including changing your meal names, tracking additional measurements and even changing your time zone. For more details on how to alter these settings feel free to visit our website FAQs at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/faq.
How do I delete my account?
If you'd like to delete your account, just login to our website at www.myfitnesspal.com, then go to "My Home", "Settings", and finally "Delete account". Please be aware, however, that if you delete your account, all of your entries and data will be removed permanently. You will not be able to recover them once your account has been deleted.
How do I unsubscribe from MyFitnessPal email notifications and newsletters?
Login to your account on our website at www.myfitnesspal.com. Go to "My Home", then click on "Settings", then "Change email address/email preferences". On that page, you can subscribe or unsubscribe to all of our different mailings.
Can I switch between English and Metric measurements?
You can switch between English and Metric measurements anytime by navigating to the “More” section using the bottom menu and choosing “Edit Profile”. One of the options under “Edit Profile” is labeled “Units”. If you select this option, you can choose which measurement type you would like to use.
Can I use two accounts on the same device?
You can create two accounts on the same mobile device and switch back and forth between them. After you have created the first account, navigate to the "More" section, then select the "Logout" button at the bottom. You can then create a second account. Use the "Logout" button to switch back and forth between the two accounts.
I have forgotten my username.
If you've forgotten your username, you can have it emailed to you by visiting the following link:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/forgot_password

Just enter the email address you used to create your account into that form, and an email will be sent to you which contains your username as well as a link to reset your password if you so desire.
Can I use the same email with two user accounts?
Unfortunately, you can not create two accounts with the same email address. For security reasons (we send password resets, etc., via email) the system will not allow more than one account per email address.

You will need a separate email account to create a different account. There are now many free email providers, such as gmail, hotmail, and aol, that will allow you to create a new email address and have your emails forwarded to your existing account.
My login days-in-a-row counter is incorrect. How do I fix this?
If your "days in a row" counter is incorrect, you can request a correction by completing the form at the following link:

Reset Counter Request


Just fill out that form, and someone will look into it as soon as possible.
How do I change the gender associated with my account?
To change the gender of your profile, log in online at www.myfitnesspal.com. Sign into the members log in area with your normal username and password.


Once logged in, go to "My Home", then "Settings", then "Update diet/fitness profile".


Under the setting for height is the setting for gender. When you are done make sure you scroll down and hit the green "update profile" tab.
Can I change my time zone?
To change your time zone in the app, first navigate to the "More" page. Then, select "Edit Profile." The time zone setting is available in the profile options. An incorrect time zone setting may cause your news feed posts or diary dates to behave in unexpected ways. We recommend updating your time zone when you are traveling.
If I set a passcode on the app, what happens if I forget my PIN?
Our Passcode Lock feature allows you to protect your diary data with a simple 4-digit PIN. If you enter the wrong PIN five times on the unlock screen, the app will simply log you out. You may regain access by logging in with your username and password.
What happens when I delete my account?
Upon account deletion, there is occasionally a delay of a few days before data is removed from the site. This cannot be relied upon though, and account deletion requests should be considered permanent.

When account data is removed, all "private" content will be removed from the site completely:
Diary Entries (Food and Exercise)
Personal Foods
Account Profile Information (your statistics, and the content describing you on your Profile page)
Blog Posts
Wall posts

Other content, specifically forum posts and personal foods shared with the full database, are considered to be "public", and are not removed as part of account deactivation.

BodyMedia FIT Integration

What is BodyMedia Integration?
BodyMedia FIT Armbands are highly accurate multi-sensor tracking devices that track your calories around the clock. By integrating this data with your MyFitnessPal account, we can adjust your Net Calorie Goal dynamically over the course of a day to help you meet your weight management goals with even greater precision.
Where can I buy a BodyMedia Armband?
BodyMedia armbands are are available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase a BodyMedia device is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started." Tap the "BodyMedia" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy."

An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to bodymedia.com.
How do I set up my BodyMedia device?
If you have just purchased a BodyMedia armband, you will need to register it with the BodyMedia website (and purchase a subscription plan) before linking it to your MyFitnessPal account. http://bodymedia.com/Support-Help/Get-Started

Once you have created your account, follow the instructions there to link your BodyMedia armband to your BodyMedia account.
How do I link my BodyMedia account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have registered your BodyMedia armband and created an account at bodymedia.com, you can link your BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal accounts as follows:

1. Go to www.BodyMedia.com

2. Press "Log In" in the upper right corner since you already have an account, and enter in your email address and password, then click "Log In".

3. Next click "Activity Manager" in green on the upper right corner.

4. When your Activity manager loads, you will see a tool bar that stretches across the top, that reads: Summary, Tools, Settings, & Apps. Click on "Apps".

5. On the Apps page, you will then see all of the programs you can sync BodyMedia with. In the lower right corner, you will see "MyFitnessPal".

6. You will then be able to link your BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal accounts on the MyFitnessPal page.
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my food and exercise?
After linking BodyMedia to MyFitnessPal, you should log food only to your Food Diary on MyFitnessPal.

However, BodyMedia's multi-sensor armbands are designed to accurately track all of your physical activity. Once you have linked your accounts, and are wearing the armband daily, it should not be necessary to manually log your exercise activity.

The exception to this is any period of thirty minutes or more during which you have not worn the Armband. If you need to account for physical activity (such as swimming) for a period of time during which the Armband was removed, log in to your account at bodymedia.com and specify the activity using the BodyMedia Activity Manager. For best results, log individual activities ONLY at BodyMedia's site, and only for periods during which the Armband was not worn.
What information is synced between my BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal accounts?
When you link your MyFitnessPal and BodyMedia accounts, the data items below will sync between your accounts. Other data (measurements, etc) will not sync and should be entered on both sites if you wish to see this data in both places.

CALORIES BURNED

Whenever your armband updates your account at BodyMedia, we'll retrieve the actual calories burned that you've recorded up to that point in the day.

For whatever portion of the day that you have remaining, we'll use an estimate for your calorie burn based on the activity level that you selected when you initially signed up with MyFitnessPal.

If the total of your actual calories burned (from BodyMedia) and your estimated calories burned for the remainder of the day are different than our original estimate for the entire day (plus the total of the exercise calories you've logged), we'll adjust your net calorie goal accordingly.

The adjustment will be recorded as a cardiovascular exercise labeled "BodyMedia Calorie Adjustment". This number will automatically adjust every time you sync your BodyMedia so don't be surprised if it changes during the day.


CALORIES CONSUMED


We'll also sync summaries of your consumed calories (per meal) that will appear on your BodyMedia account. Individual food items will not appear at BodyMedia because of the differences in the contents of our food databases. Your meals will be totaled and summarized at BodyMedia so that you get credit for the calories and nutrients of the items logged.
Should I enable the "negative calorie adjustments" for my activity tracking device?
Enabling a negative calorie adjustment from your integration with Fitbit, MIO, Striiv or BodyMedia will give you the most accurate information about your calorie expenditure for the day. A negative calorie adjustment indicates that you are using fewer calories on a given day than our original MyFitnessPal estimate.

The option for allowing negative calorie adjustments can be found by logging in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, then clicking My Home > Settings > Diary settings. Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes." Your settings will take effect the next time data syncs from your device.

We recommend enabling negative adjustments if:
- you expect to wear your tracking device consistently
- you would like the most accurate calorie feedback MyFitnessPal can provide
- your device is able to sync its data multiple times over the course of the day

We recommend leaving negative adjustments off, if:
- you do not expect to wear your device consistently
- your device can only sync occasionally, or only late in the day
- you wish to use the device only for the motivational experience of earning additional calories
What is the "BodyMedia Calorie Adjustment" in my exercise diary?
MyFitnessPal pulls your calorie burn directly from BodyMedia’s Activity Manager. If this number is different than MyFitnessPal’s estimate for your daily calorie burn an adjustment will be made to your caloric intake goal. This adjustment can either be positive or negative. If the adjustment is positive, this indicates that your BodyMedia calorie burn for the day is greater than MyFitnessPal’s estimate. If the adjustment is negative this indicates that BodyMedia’s reported calorie burn is lower than MyFitnessPal’s estimate. Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by tapping on the adjustment in the app's Exercise Diary (latest app update required). Because the adjustment value is recalculated every time your BodyMedia armband uploads new data, you should expect this value to change over the course of the day.

By default, MyFitnessPal will show you only positive calorie adjustments. To permit negative adjustments, log in to the full MyFitnessPal site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click "My Home" then "Settings" then "Diary Settings." Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes."

If you are typically unable to sync your device until late in the day, you may wish to leave negative adjustments "off."
How can I confirm that my BodyMedia account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
Where can I get support for my BodyMedia product?
For any issues with your BodyMedia product, your best resource for support is http://www.bodymedia.com/Support-Help

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between BodyMedia and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself are best handled by the support team at BodyMedia.
Why are so many of my food diary items being listed as "Snacks" when synced to BodyMedia?
At the moment, our integration with BodyMedia does not provide a way for custom meal names on MyFitnessPal to be presented in the food diary information at BodyMedia.

Currently, any food items in meals with custom names on MyFitnessPal will be totaled in the "Snack" category of your BodyMedia account. If you have customized your meals to include options other than Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks, those custom names cannot currently be reflected on your BodyMedia account.

All calories and nutrient totals are preserved: only the custom meal names cannot currently be synced.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and BodyMedia accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "BodyMedia" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to BodyMedia's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your BodyMedia account. (If you are not already logged in at bodymedia.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
My activity tracker is already linked to another site. Should I link it to MyFitnessPal?
In general it's fine to link your activity tracker to other services in addition to MyFitnessPal, UNLESS that other service is ALSO linked to your MyFitnessPal account.

For example, if you link your tracker to a running website, and then link the running website to MyFitnessPal, you should not ALSO link the tracker to MyFitnessPal directly. We recommend directly linking your third party devices and apps directly to MyFitnessPal, if that device or app is listed in our App Gallery.

Endomondo Integration

What is Endomondo Integration?
Endomondo is a smartphone app that tracks duration, distance, calories and more for distance-based activities like running, cycling and walking. By linking your Endomondo account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by Endomondo can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal News Feed.
Where can I find Endomondo's apps?
Endomondo's apps are available for download from your device's app store. You can link to them directly from the MyFitnessPal app. Just tap the "More" page, then "Get Started." Then, tap "Endomondo" and finally "Get App." You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Endomondo's page in your device's app store.
How do I link my Endomondo account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created an Endomondo account at endomondo.com, or via one of their mobile apps, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Endomondo" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Endomondo's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Endomondo account. (If you are not already logged in at endomondo.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).

Please also verify that at www.endomondo.com/settings/connect the "Auto Post New Workouts to MyFitnessPal" checkbox is checked and that your Workout Privacy settings at https://www.endomondo.com/settings/privacy are set to "Friends" or "Public."

If your workouts do not post to your MyFitnessPal Exercise Diary, please see the FAQ titled "My Endomondo exercises are not syncing with my Exercise Diary"
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you log or track using Endomondo's apps, or on their website, will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my Endomondo and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged with Endomonodo will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to Endomondo.
My Endomondo exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if Endomondo workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.

Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
My Endomondo exercises are not syncing with my Exercise Diary
Endomondo has identified an issue preventing workouts from being published to MyFitnessPal, when posted to Endomondo by other devices or sites linked to your Endomondo account.

In addition to confirming that your accounts are linked (see separate FAQ item) all of the following must be true for a workout at Endomondo to post to a site with whom they partner:

The exercise must:

* Be finished:
# It is finished if it is manually created
# It is finished if it was tracked by an app and the user pressed stop
* Distance must be >= 0.1 km
* Duration must be >= 50 seconds
* Sharing to partner must be enabled
* Start time and end time must be within the last 24h +/-
* Privacy must be set to everyone or friends

MFP workouts also require the following
* Calories must be defined (weight is required in this computation)
* Sport must not be Other as MFP does not have this category
How can I confirm that my Endomondo account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Endomondo and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Endomondo accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Endomondo" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Endomondo's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Endomondo account. (If you are not already logged in at endomondo.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my Endomondo product?
For any issues with the Endomondo app itself, your best resource for support is http://www.endomondo.com/help

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Endomondo and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the app are best handled by the support team at Endomondo.

Expresso Exercise Bike Integration

What is Expresso Integration?
The Expresso Exercise Bike is an advanced piece of cardio equipment from Interactive Fitness. By linking your Expresso account with your MyFitnessPal account, exercises performed on an Express bike can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal News Feed.
Where can I find Expresso bikes?
Expresso bikes are located in many gyms and sports clubs. You can learn more directly from the MyFitnessPal app. Just tap the "More" page, then "Get Started." Then, tap "Expresso Bikes" and finally "How to Buy." An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to the Expresso website.

You can also locate bike's near you by visiting Expresso's "Find a Bike" page here:http://ifholdings.com/FindABike

How do I link my Expresso account with my MyFitnessPal account?
First, you will need to create an account at the Expresso website at http://www.expresso.net/Account/SignUp

Once you have created an Expresso account at expresso.net, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Expresso" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Expresso's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Expresso account. (If you are not already logged in at expresso.net, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you perform while logged in on an Expresso bike will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my Expresso and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises performed on an Expresso bike will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to Expresso.
My Expresso exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if Expresso workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.

Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my Expresso account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Expresso and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Expresso accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Expresso" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Expresso's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Expresso account. (If you are not already logged in at expresso.net, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my Expresso bike?
For any issues with your Expresso product or expresso.net account, your best resource for support is http://ifholdings.com/Learn/Support

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between expresso.net and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself, or syncing of data between the device and the expresso.net website are best handled by the support team at Interactive Fitness.

Fitbit Aria Scale Integration

What is Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale Integration?
The Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale is an internet-connected scale that measures body weight as well as your percentage of lean mass versus body fat. By integrating your Wi-Fi Scale with your MyFitnessPal account, we can update your weight and body fat measurements whenever you step on your scale.
Where can I buy a Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale?
The Aria Scale is available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase an Aria scale is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started." Tap the "Fitbit Aria" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy." An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to fitbit.com.
How do I set up my Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Scale?
If you have just purchased an Aria Scale, you will need to register it with the Fitbit website before linking it to your MyFitnessPal account. Visithttps://www.fitbit.com/login

Once you have created your account, follow the instructions there to link your Aria Scale to your Fitbit account.
How do I link my Fitbit account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Fitbit account at fitbit.com, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Fitbit Aria Scale" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Fitbit's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Fitbit account. (If you are not already logged in at fitbit.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my weight?
You may log your weight manually on MyFitnessPal at any time. Or, use your Aria Scale to weigh yourself, and your weight will update to fitbit.com and automatically sync to MyFitnessPal where it will be added as your weight for the current date.
What information is synced between my Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts?
WEIGHT

Your weight entry for the current date will be updated in your MyFitnessPal account whenever new weight data is synced from your Fitbit Aria Scale to your fitbit.com account.

BODY FAT %

When you first link your MyFitnessPal and Fitbit accounts, a new measurement named "Fitbit Body Fat %" will be added to your Check-In/Progress area. When your Aria Scale calculates your body fat percentage, this data point will sync to your Fitbit account, and then to MyFitnessPal.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Weight Loss posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the amount of weight lost since your last weigh-in, your total weight lost so far, and will attribute the weigh-in activity to your Aria Scale.
How can I confirm that my Fitbit account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Fitbit accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Fitbit Aria Scale" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Fitbit's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Fitbit account. (If you are not already logged in at fitbit.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my Fitbit Aria scale?
For any issues with your Aria scale, your best resource for support is http://help.fitbit.com

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Fitbit and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself, or syncing of data between the device and the fitbit.com website are best handled by the support team at Fitbit.

Fitbit Tracker Integration

What is Fitbit Integration?
Fitbit is a small, personal activity monitor that records information about your physical activity as you move through your day. By integrating this data with your MyFitnessPal account, we can adjust your Net Calorie Goal dynamically over the course of a day to help you meet your weight management goals with even greater precision
Where can I buy a Fitbit?
Fitbit Trackers are are available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase a Fitbit is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started." Tap the "Fitbit" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy."

An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to fitbit.com.
How do I set up my Fitbit device?
If you have just purchased a Fitbit, you will need to register it with the Fitbit website before linking it to your MyFitnessPal account.

Visit www.fitbit.com/start and follow the instructions there for your device. You will also be prompted to create an account at fitbit.com if you do not already have one.
How do I link my Fitbit account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Fitbit account at fitbit.com, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Fitbit" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Fitbit's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Fitbit account. (If you are not already logged in at fitbit.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my food and exercise?
Once your accounts are linked, it's important that you log your food and exercise ONLY with MyFitnessPal. We will sync your food and exercise diary information to the Fitbit site for you. Logging food or exercise yourself on the Fitbit website is unnecessary, and will lead to incorrect Net Calorie Goal adjustments. For the best experience with the integration, ALL manual entry of Food and Exercises should take place exclusively on the MyFitnessPal site.

Please note that if you are wearing your Fitbit during the day, we recommend that you NOT log any exercise on your MyFitnessPal Exercise Diary that the Fitbit excels at tracking: this includes walking, jogging, running, climbing stairs or hills, or daily home or office activity.

We do recommend that you log any exercise that your Fitbit's "step-based" system would have trouble detecting accurately, such as rowing or, cycling, and of course activities like swimming during which you cannot wear the device.
What information is synced between my Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts?
CALORIES BURNED

Whenever you sync your Fitbit, we'll retrieve the actual calories burned that you've recorded up to that point in the day.

For whatever portion of the day that you have remaining, we'll use an estimate for your calorie burn based on the activity level that you selected when you initially signed up with MyFitnessPal.

If the total of your actual calories burned (from Fitbit) and your estimated calories burned for the remainder of the day are different than our original estimate for the entire day (plus the total of the exercise calories you've logged), we'll adjust your net calorie goal accordingly.

The adjustment will be recorded as a cardiovascular exercise labeled "Fitbit Calorie Adjustment". This number will automatically adjust every time you sync your Fitbit so don't be surprised if it changes during the day.

CALORIES EATEN


Whenever you log food on MFP, it will automatically be posted to Fitbit, where it will appear as a meal summary (not individual foods). Your meal summaries will sync starting on the day you linked your two accounts. Historical meal data is not synced to fitbit.com

CARDIO EXERCISE


When you log your cardio exercise on MyFitnessPal, this information is synced to your Fitbit account. It's important to enter the start time of your cardio exercise, so that the data collected by Fitbit during your workout can be correctly reconciled with the exercise calories you are logging.

WATER CONSUMPTION

Water consumption logged at MyFitnessPal will sync to your Fitbit account. This sync only works in one direction, so log your water consumption at MyFitnessPal only.

FITBIT STEPS AND FITBIT SLEEP MINUTES

These items are synced to your MyFitnessPal account and can be viewed at http://www.myfitnesspal.com by clicking "My Home" then "Check-In" on the website, or by tapping the "Progress" area of the iPhone, iPad, or Android apps.

WEIGHT

Weight entries logged at fitbit.com or in your accounts at MyFitnessPal will sync to the other account. This is an important factor in keeping your calorie estimates accurate as your weight changes.
Why do my exercise diary entries ask for the start time of my cardio exercise?
By entering the time you begin your cardio exercise, the calories burned, and the number of minutes you exercised, MyFitnessPal and fitbit.com can correctly reconcile your cardio exercise with the increased activity recorded by your Fitbit during that period of time. Without the start time and the minutes exercised, it is likely that your increased activity level would be accounted for twice: once when you log it on MyFitnessPal, and once when your Fitbit reports increased activity. Entering the start time ensures that your Net Calorie Goal is not adjusted twice for the same cardio workout. The exercise calories you log with MyFitnessPal will replace the calorie data estimated by your Fitbit for that period of time.
How can I verify whether my Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts are syncing?
There are four data points that you can compare between your Fitbit and MFP accounts to determine if your accounts are syncing properly.

These four items are Fitbit Steps, Fitbit Sleep Minutes, Weight, and the Fitbit Calorie Adjustment (for calories burned).

You can see your Fitbit Steps and Fitbit Sleep Minutes on the "Progress" page of the app. Tap "Weight" to choose other data to display on the graph.

(Note that if you do not attach your Fitbit to the wrist band and set it to stopwatch mode when you sleep, you should not expect to see any Fitbit Sleep Minutes data.)

If you want to verify that the Fitbit Calorie Adjustment is working correctly, please see the FAQ titled "How exactly is my Fitbit Calorie Adjustment Calculated.
Will my exercise calories be counted twice now that I'm using Fitbit and MyFitnessPal?
By entering the time you begin your cardio exercise, the calories burned, and the number of minutes you exercised, MyFitnessPal and fitbit.com can correctly reconcile your cardio exercise with the increased activity recorded by your Fitbit during that period of time. Without the start time and the minutes exercised, it is likely that your increased activity level would be accounted for twice: once when you log it on MyFitnessPal, and once when your Fitbit reports increased activity. Entering the start time ensures that your Net Calorie Goal is not adjusted twice for the same cardio workout. The exercise calories you log with MyFitnessPal will replace the calorie data estimated by your Fitbit for that period of time.
How can I confirm that my Fitbit is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
Do I need to use my Fitbit device's stopwatch mode when I exercise or sleep?
Using the stopwatch mode (available on some models) on your Fitbit device during exercise does not cause the device or the fitbit.com site to analyze your activity during that time period any differently. However, the period of time will be highlighted in the fitbit.com dashboard for easier visibility.

The exception to this is that you should set the stopwatch mode when you are tracking your sleep minutes with the Ultra or the One (also place the device in its wrist cuff). The fitbit.com site will combine this stopwatch period with your sleep-based movements to provide analysis of your sleep patterns. Your "Fitbit Sleep Minutes" will also sync to your check-in page on the MFP site, and the Progress area of any mobile MFP app, as a result.
Why does my Fitbit Calorie Adjustment have a one minute duration?
The Fitbit Calorie Adjustment represents the difference we project for your full day's calorie needs, based on data we receive from Fitbit. Because we display this adjustment as an exercise, we must show the "exercise" as having a duration, to meet the expectations of the Exercise Diary's format. The "one minute" duration is only a placeholder that allows us to add the calories to your diary in the form of an exercise.
Why does my Fitbit Calorie Adjustment seem to roll over to the next day?
If part of your Fitbit Calorie Adjustment seems to be rolling over to the next day unexpectedly, please check to see that your time zone settings are accurate in both our website, and at fitbit.com

On the MyFitnessPal site you can log in at www.myfitnesspal.com

and then go to www.myfitnesspal.com/account/timezone

At the fitbit.com site you can go to www.fitbit.com/user/profile/edit
How exactly is my Fitbit Calorie Adjustment calculated?
To understand your Fitbit Calorie Adjustment for any completed day, take your "Calories burned from normal daily activity" on your goals page (http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/my_goals)

Add to it any exercise calories you've burned as shown in your exercise diary, but don't include your Fitbit Adjustment

Compare that total to your calories burned on your Fitbit (only if it's an entire day's worth of calories)

The difference between the two is your Fitbit adjustment

The adjustment that you see during the course of an incomplete day is a projection made for the entire day, based on the amount of activity currently reported by Fitbit. Your adjustment will become more accurate of the course of the day, each time your Fitbit has a chance to update with your account on fitbit.com.

If you are less active than our MyFitnessPal calculations have estimated, you may receive a "negative" adjustment to keep you closer to your intended Net Calorie goal. If you are more active than our estimates expect, you will receive additional calories in the form of a "positive" adjustment.

Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by clicking the small "i" next to the adjustment in your Exercise Diary (on the full website).

By default, MyFitnessPal will show you only positive calorie adjustments. To permit negative adjustments, log in to the full MyFitnessPal site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click "My Home" then "Settings" then "Diary Settings" then click "Enable Negative Adjustments" then "Save Changes."

If you are typically unable to sync your device until late in the day, you may wish to leave negative adjustments "off."

Here is a more detailed explanation of the way we calculate the projected adjustment before a day is over:

If you only have a partial day's worth of calories on your Fitbit, we calculate how many minutes are left in the day, and we use that to create a projection for how many calories you'll burn today.

The calculation is: Fitbit calories so far for the day + (minutes left in the day / total minutes in a day) * (calories burned from normal daily activity)

So for example, if it's 12 noon, you've burned 1200 calories so far today according to Fitbit, and your calories burned from normal daily activity on MFP is 2000, the projection is:

1200 + (720 / 1440) * 2000 =
1200 + (1/2) * 2000 =
1200 + 1000=
2200
so the adjustment becomes
2200 - 2000 (mfp calories burned from normal daily activity)=
200
Where can I get support for my Fitbit tracker product?
For any issues with your Fitbit product, your best resource for support is http://help.fitbit.com

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Fitbit and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself, or syncing of data between the device and the fitbit.com website are best handled by the support team at Fitbit.
What is the "Fitbit Calorie Adjustment" in my exercise diary?
When the data reported by your Fitbit account shows that your daily calorie prediction from Fitbit and your estimated daily calories from your MyFitnessPal account are different, we'll adjust your net calorie goal accordingly. The "Fitbit Calorie Adjustment" represents the additional calories you have burned, above and beyond our original estimate. You may also see a negative adjustment if your activity level suggests you are less active than our MyFitnessPal estimate assumes. Details about the calculation of any adjustment can be viewed by tapping on the adjustment in the app's Exercise Diary (latest app update required). Because the adjustment value is recalculated every time your Fitbit uploads new data, you should expect this value to change over the course of the day.

By default, MyFitnessPal will show you only positive calorie adjustments. To permit negative adjustments, log in to the full MyFitnessPal site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click "My Home" then "Settings" then "Diary Settings." Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes."

If you are typically unable to sync your device until late in the day, you may wish to leave negative adjustments "off."
Should I enable the "negative calorie adjustments" for my activity tracking device?
Enabling a negative calorie adjustment from your integration with Fitbit, MIO, Striiv or BodyMedia will give you the most accurate information about your calorie expenditure for the day. A negative calorie adjustment indicates that you are using fewer calories on a given day than our original MyFitnessPal estimate.

The option for allowing negative calorie adjustments can be found by logging in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, then clicking My Home > Settings > Diary settings. Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes." Your settings will take effect the next time data syncs from your device.

We recommend enabling negative adjustments if:
- you expect to wear your tracking device consistently
- you would like the most accurate calorie feedback MyFitnessPal can provide
- your device is able to sync its data multiple times over the course of the day

We recommend leaving negative adjustments off, if:
- you do not expect to wear your device consistently
- your device can only sync occasionally, or only late in the day
- you wish to use the device only for the motivational experience of earning additional calories
My activity tracker is already linked to another site. Should I link it to MyFitnessPal?
In general it's fine to link your activity tracker to other services in addition to MyFitnessPal, UNLESS that other service is ALSO linked to your MyFitnessPal account.

For example, if you link your tracker to a running website, and then link the running website to MyFitnessPal, you should not ALSO link the tracker to MyFitnessPal directly. We recommend directly linking your third party devices and apps directly to MyFitnessPal, if that device or app is listed in our App Gallery.

FINIS Swimsense Integration

What is SwimSense Integration?
The FINIS Swimsense is an innovative training tool, which captures critical swim data, and analyzes your performance with distance swum, stroke count and rate, distance-per-stroke, calories burned, and more. By linking your Swimsense account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by Swimsense can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal Newsfeed.
Where can I buy a FINIS Swimsense?
Swimsense swim trackers are available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase a Swimsense is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started. Tap the "Swimsense" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy." An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to finisinc.com
How do I set up my Swimsense?
You will need to register your Swimsense and create an online account at swimswense.com, then download and install the Swimsense Bridge software that syncs data from your device to the swimsense.com site.

If you have misplaced the Quick Start guide that came with your device, those instructions are available here: http://www.finisinc.com/download-content/swimsense/swimsense-quickstart-instructions.pdf
How do I link my Swimsense account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Swimsense account at finis.com, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Swimsense" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Swimsense's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Swimsense account. (If you are not already logged in at swimsense.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).

If you don't see the option to export your workout to MyFitnessPal after linking your accounts, leave the settings area and return and the option should be available.
How do I sync my Swimsense workout from the device to my online account?
Swimsense workouts are uploaded to your Swimsense account by connecting your device to your computer's USB port, and running the Streamline Bridge software. The software shows the workouts stored in your device's memory, and allows you to upload them to your account at swimsense.com. Once the workouts are synced to the Swimsense website, they will automatically sync to your linked MyFitnessPal account. You can download the Streamline Bridge software here: http://finisinc.com/streamline/assets/downloads/swimsense-bridge.air
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you share to the Swimsense will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my FINIS and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged to your Swimsense account will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS


If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to Swimsense.
My SwimSense exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if Swimsense workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.

Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my Swimsense account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Swimsense and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Swimsense accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "FINIS" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Swimsense's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Swimsense account. (If you are not already logged in at swimsense.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my FINIS Swimsense product?
For any issues with your FINIS Swimsense product, or the Swimsense syncing software, your best resource for support is http://www.finisinc.com/support/

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Swimsense and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself are best handled by the support team at FINIS.
My Swimsense workouts will not upload via the Streamline Bridge software.
Make sure that your Swimsense device has been updated to the latest firmware. The Bridge software should display a message alerting you if your firmware is not up to date. If you still cannot upload workouts to Swimsense after updating your firmware, please contact Swimsense's support team at http://www.finisinc.com/support/

runtastic/runtastic Pro Integration

What is runtastic Integration?
runtastic is an app that turns your phone into your personal tracking device for running, biking and other sports activities. it uses GPS to map your fitness activities - running, biking, walking - and track your progress (distance, speed, and calories). By linking your runtastic account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by runtastic can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal Newsfeed.
Where can I find the runtastic app?
The runtastic app is available for many Android and iOS devices. You can link to them directly from the MyFitnessPal app. Just tap the "More" page, then "Get Started." Then, tap "runtastic " and finally "Get App." You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to the app in your device's app store.
How do I link my runtastic account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of both the MyFitnessPal and runtastic apps installed on your device.

Once you have created a runtastic account at runtastic.com, or via their mobile app, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "runtastic" and finally "Open."

The runtastic app will launch. Tap the "setting" icon at the bottom of the screen, then tap "Connect MyFitnessPal." On the next screen, tap the blue "Connect" button, and the MyFitnessPal app will launch, asking you to Allow or Deny the link. Tap "Allow" and you will return to the runtastic app, where a message will confirm the linking of the accounts.
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you log or track using the runtastic app, or on runtastic.com, will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my runtastic and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged with runtastic will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to runtastic.
My runtastic exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if runtastic workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.


Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my runtastic account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your runtastic and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and runtastic accounts?
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of both the MyFitnessPal and runtastic apps installed on your device.

To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "runtastic " and finally "Open."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to the runtastic app. Tap the "Setttings" icon, then "Connect MyFitnessPal". On the next screen, tap the blue "Disconnect MyFitnessPal" button.
Where can I get support for my runtastic product?
For any issues with the runtastic app itself, your best resource for support is http://my.support.runtastic.com/runtastic

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between runtastic and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the app are best handled by the support team at runtastic.
My runtastic workout are not posting to the MyFitnessPal Exercise Diary.
Please check that the following items are true.

- are your time zone settings the same at MyFitnessPal and runtastic?

In the MyFitnessPal app you can tap More > Edit profile to change your time zone.

On the MyFitnessPal website, after logging in, you can visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/timezone

On the runtastic.com site, click the triangle next to your name in the upper right, then click Change My Settings. Click Preferences in the left-hand sidebar.

Please adjust your MFP and runtastic time zones, if necessary, and click "Save." Exercises will only post if they are recognized as being added on the current calendar day, so mismatched time zone settings may be part of the issue.

- are your runtastic workouts successfully uploading to your account at runtastic.com?

Exercises must arrive at runtastic.com if they are to sync to MyFitnessPal.

You can check this in the Activities tab at runtastic.com.

- at runtastic.com, click the triangle next to your username in the top right, click Change Your Settings, and then in the left hand sidebar click Social Connect. Make sure the runtastic site shows that your MyFitnessPal status is "Enabled."

On MyFitnessPal, log in then visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps to confirm that your accounts are linked.

If all of the above are set correctly, and your workouts are not posting to MyFitnessPal, please use the http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/contact_us link to reach our tech support department.

runtastic Pedometer Integration

What is runtastic Pedometer Integration?
runtastic Pedometer is an app for your mobile device that tracks your daily steps and calculates your calories, distance, and pace. By linking your runtastic account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by runtastic Pedometer can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal Newsfeed.
Where can I find the runtastic Pedometer app?
The runtastic Pedometer app is available for many Android and iOS devices. You can link to them directly from the MyFitnessPal app. Just tap the "More" page, then "Get Started." Then, tap "runtastic Pedometer" and finally "Get App." You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to the app in your device's app store.
How do I link my runtastic account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a runtastic account at runtastic.com, or via one of their mobile apps, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "runtastic Pedometer" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to runtastic's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your runtastic account. (If you are not already logged in at runtastic.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you log or track using the runtastic Pedometer, or on runtastic.com, will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my runtastic and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged with runtastic Pedometer will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to runtastic.
My runtastic Pedometer exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if runtastic Pedometer workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings.

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.

Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my runtastic account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your runtastic and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and runtastic accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "runtastic Pedometer" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to runtastic's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your runtastic account. (If you are not already logged in at runtastic.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my runtastic product?
For any issues with the runtastic app itself, your best resource for support is http://my.support.runtastic.com/runtastic

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between runtastic and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the app are best handled by the support team at runtastic.
My runtastic workout are not posting to the MyFitnessPal Exercise Diary.
Please check that the following items are true.

- are your time zone settings the same at MyFitnessPal and runtastic?

In the MyFitnessPal app you can tap More > Edit profile to change your time zone.

On the MyFitnessPal website, after logging in, you can visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/timezone

On the runtastic.com site, click the triangle next to your name in the upper right, then click Change My Settings. Click Preferences in the left-hand sidebar.

Please adjust your MFP and runtastic time zones, if necessary, and click "Save." Exercises will only post if they are recognized as being added on the current calendar day, so mismatched time zone settings may be part of the issue.

- are your runtastic workouts successfully uploading to your account at runtastic.com?

Exercises must arrive at runtastic.com if they are to sync to MyFitnessPal.

You can check this in the Activities tab at runtastic.com.

- at runtastic.com, click the triangle next to your username in the top right, click Change Your Settings, and then in the left hand sidebar click Social Connect. Make sure the runtastic site shows that your MyFitnessPal status is "Enabled."

On MyFitnessPal, log in then visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps to confirm that your accounts are linked.

If all of the above are set correctly, and your workouts are not posting to MyFitnessPal, please use the http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/contact_us link to reach our tech support department.

RHYTHM Pulse Monitor Integration

What is Scosche RHYTHM Integration?
The Scosche RHYTHM Pulse monitor attaches to your forearm and tracks your pulse, calories burned, and more, and sends that information via Bluetooth to many iOS and Android devices, and from there to your account at scoche.com. By linking your Scosche account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by Scosche can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal Newsfeed.
Where can I buy a Scosche Rhythm Armband?
Scosche RHYTHM armbands are are available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase a Scosche armband is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started. Tap the "Scosche" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy." An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to scosche.com.
How do I set up my Scosche Rhythm armband?
You will first need to pair your armband with your mobile device, via Bluetooth. If you do not have the Quick Start Guide included with your RHYTHM armband, you can find it here http://www.scosche.com/ecom/download/RTHMQUICK.pdf

You'll also need to install the Scosche Rhythm app on your device. Search your device's app store for "Scosche RHYTHM" or use the following link:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.scosche.RHYTHM&feature=search_result

How do I link my Scosche account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Scosche account at scosche.com, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Scosche" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Scosche's web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Scosche account. (If you are not already logged in at scosche.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
How do I sync my Scosche workout from the Scosche Rhythm app to my online account?
Once you have set up the RHYTHM app to share your tracked activities to the Scosche dashboard, you need only start and complete the tracking of an activity for the data to sync from the app to your dashboard. From there it will sync to MyFitnessPal.

To set up the initial connection between the app and the dashboard, be sure you have first created an account athttp://fit.scosche.com/Login/

Then, in the Rhythm app, tap "Settings" (the gear icon), then tap the "Scosche Dashboard" item. You will be asked to log in to your dashboard account. Once logged in, activities tracked by the app will post automatically to the dashboard.

If your workouts are posting to the Scosche website but not to your MyFitnessPal account, please log in to your fit.scosche.com account, choose "Settings" and make sure that an automatic sharing option is selected in the "Share" area of the settings.
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you share to the Scosche RHYTHM Dashboard will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my Scosche and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged to your Scosche RHYTHM Dashboard will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to the RHYTHM armband.
My Scosche RHYTHM exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if Scosche workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.


Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my Scosche account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Scosche and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Scosche accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Scosche" and finally "Connect."


You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Scosche's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Scosche account. (If you are not already logged in at scosche.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my Scosche RHYTHM armband?
For any issues with your Scosche product, your best resource for support is http://www.scosche.com/consumer-tech/customer-support

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Scosche and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself or the RHYTHM app are best handled by the support team at Scosche.

Striiv Smart Pedometer Integration

What is Striiv Integration?
The Striiv Smart Pedometer app logs your steps, activity minutes, distance and calories each day, and offer social connections to your friends who use the app as well. By integrating this data with your MyFitnessPal account, we can adjust your Net Calorie Goal dynamically over the course of a day to help you meet your weight management goals with even greater precision.
Where can I get the Striiv app?
The Striiv app is available for download from popular smartphone App stores (iOS only for now). The easiest way to find the Striiv app is to visit our Striiv integration page at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/show/56 and click "Get App." From there, you'll be linked to download options.
My activity tracker is already linked to another site. Should I link it to MyFitnessPal?
In general it's fine to link your activity tracker to other services in addition to MyFitnessPal, UNLESS that other service is ALSO linked to your MyFitnessPal account.

For example, if you link your tracker to a running website, and then link the running website to MyFitnessPal, you should not ALSO link the tracker to MyFitnessPal directly. We recommend directly linking your third party devices and apps directly to MyFitnessPal, if that device or app is listed in our App Gallery.

Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale Integration

What is Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale Integration?
The Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale is an internet-connected scale that measures body weight as well as your percentage of lean mass versus body fat. By integrating your Wi-Fi Body Scale with your MyFitnessPal account, we can update your weight and body fat measurements whenever you step on your scale.
Where can I buy a Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale?
The Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale is available in many retail stores as well as from online resellers. The easiest way to purchase a Withings scale is to visit the App Gallery in your MyFitnessPal app. Tap the "More" page of the app, then "Get Started." Tap the "Withings" link, and on the following screen tap "How to Buy." An email with details will automatically be sent to your registered MyFitnessPal email address, and you can tap "Visit Website" to link directly to withings.com.
How do I set up my Withings Body Scale?
If you have just purchased a Withings Scale, you will need to register it with the Withings website before linking it to your MyFitnessPal account. Visithttp://www.withings.com/en/account/register

Once you have created your account, follow the instructions there to link your Body Scale to your Withings account.
How do I link my Withings account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Withings account at withings.com, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Withings" and finally "Connect."

You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Withings' web site on your device's browser, where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Withings account. (If you are not already logged in at withings.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my weight?
You may log your weight manually on MyFitnessPal at any time. Or, use your Withings Body Scale to weigh yourself, and your weight will update to withings.com and automatically sync to MyFitnessPal where it will be added as your weight for the current date.
What information is synced between my Withings and MyFitnessPal accounts?
WEIGHT

Your weight entry for the current date will be updated in your MyFitnessPal account whenever new weight data is synced from your Withings Body Scale to your withings.com account.

BODY FAT %

When you first link your MyFitnessPal and Withings accounts, a new measurement named "Body Fat %" will be added to your Check-In/Progress area. When your Withings Body Scale calculates your body fat percentage, this data point will sync to your Withings account, and then to MyFitnessPal.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Weight Loss posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the amount of weight lost since your last weigh-in, your total weight lost so far, and will attribute the weigh-in activity to your Withings Body Scale.
How can I confirm that my Withings account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your Withings and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Withings accounts?
To unlink your accounts, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Withings" and finally "Connect."


You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to Withing's web site on your device's browser, where you can unlink the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Withings account. (If you are not already logged in at withings.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the unlinking).
Where can I get support for my Withings scale?
For any issues with your Withings scale, your best resource for support is http://withings.com/en/index/support

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Withings and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the device itself, or syncing of data between the device and the Withings website are best handled by the support team at Withings.

Digifit Integration

What is Digifit Integration?
Digifit is an all-in-one training solution, tracking all your workouts, weight, resting heart rate and more! Pair with a heart monitor to get your calories, distance, pace and other metrics for any workout type, or take a Fitness Assessment to refine and target your fat burning zones! By linking your Digifit account to your MyFitnessPal account, exercises tracked by Digifit can automatically log to your Exercise Diary and, optionally, to your MyFitnessPal Newsfeed.
Where can I find the Digifit app?
The Digifit app is available for many Android and iOS devices. The easiest way to find the app is to visit our Digifit integration page at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/show/62 and click "Get App." You can also search your device's app store for "DigiFit." At this time Digifit iCardio, iRunner, and iBiker apps for iOS support linking with MyFitnessPal, with the Digifit Android apps and Digifit Spinning for iOS being added in the near future.
How do I link my Digifit account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have created a Digifit account at digifit.com, or via one of their mobile apps, log in to MyFitnessPal and go to the following page:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/show/62 and click "Link Accounts"

You will be taken to a page at digifit.com where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Digifit account. (If you are not already logged in at digifit.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).

The newest versions of the Digifit apps will also allow you to link your accounts directly in the app, under Settings > Partner Setup
Now that my accounts are linked, where should I log my exercise?
Exercises that you log or track using the Digifit app, or on digifit.com, will automatically appear in your MyFitnessPal Exercise diary. You may continue to log other exercises using MyFitnessPal, but any individual exercise should be logged only once.
What information is synced between my Digifit and MyFitnessPal accounts?
Exercises logged with Digifit will sync the following data points to your MyFitnessPal account:

CALORIES

The calories burned in an exercise will be added to your Exercise Diary and will increase your daily NetCalorie, just like exercises logged directly on MyFitnessPal.

DURATION OF EXERCISE

The duration of your tracked exercise will be rounded to the nearest minute and logged in your Exercise Diary.

EXERCISE NAME

The name of your exercise will be used to label the synched entry in your Exercise Diary.

NEWS FEED POSTS

If you have elected to have Cardio Exercises posted to your MyFitnessPal News Feed, an item will appear on your News Feed including the duration of the name of the exercise, the duration and calories burned, and a link attributing the exercise to Digifit.
My Digifit exercises are not posting to my News Feed. Why not?
Please check your News Feed settings, if Digifit workouts are syncing to your Exercise Diary, but are not appearing on your News Feed.

On the MyFitnessPal website: My Home > Settings > Automatic New Feed update settings

In the MyFitnessPal app: More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Be sure to save your changes if you make any.


Also, bear in mind that News Feed posts will only be generated for exercises logged on the current calendar date.
How can I confirm that my Digifit account is linked to my MyFitnessPal account?
To confirm that your DIgifit and MyFitnessPal accounts are linked, log in to your account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com then visit this link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

You will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.
How can I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Digifit accounts?
To unlink your account, log in to your MyFitnessPal account at http://www.myfitnesspal.com, then visit this link http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps/list

On this page, you will see each website or device you have linked with your MyFitnessPal account, along with the date the link was established.

Click "Disconnect" to unlink your accounts.
Where can I get support for my Digifit product?
For any issues with the Digifit app itself, your best resource for support is http://www.digifit.com/support/

The support team at MyFitnessPal will be happy to help with any issues relating to the integration between Digifit and MyFitnessPal, but issues with the app are best handled by the support team at Digifit.
My Digifit workout are not posting to the MyFitnessPal Exercise Diary.
Please check that the following items are true.

- are your time zone settings the same at MyFitnessPal and Digifit?

In the MyFitnessPal app you can tap More > Edit profile to change your time zone.

On the MyFitnessPal website, after logging in, you can visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/timezone

The Digifit app will set your time zone based on your mobile device's current time zone. There is currently not a way to set your time zone on the digifit.com site, so please launch their mobile app at least once to ensure correct time zone settings.

Please adjust your MFP time zone, if necessary, and click "Save." Exercises will only post if they are recognized as being added on the current calendar day, so mismatched time zone settings may be part of the issue.

Did you manually enter a zero calorie workout in Digifit? Exercises must have a positive calorie value to sync to MyFitnessPal

- are your Digifit workouts successfully uploading to your account at digifit.com?

Exercises must arrive at digifit.com if they are to sync to MyFitnessPal.

You can check this in the Workouts tab at digifit.

On MyFitnessPal, log in then visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps to confirm that your accounts are linked.

If all of the above are set correctly, and your workouts are not posting to MyFitnessPal, please use the http://www.myfitnesspal.com/welcome/contact_us link to reach our tech support department.
Where can I find the Digifit app?
The Digifit app is available for many Android and iOS devices. You can link to them directly from the MyFitnessPal app. Just tap the "More" page, then "Get Started." Then, tap "Digifit iCardio" and finally "Get App." You will leave the MyFitnessPal app and be taken to the app in your device's app store.
How do I link my Digifit account with my MyFitnessPal account?
Make sure that you have the most recent versions of both the MyFitnessPal and Digifit apps installed on your device.

Once you have created a Digifit account at digifit.com, or via their mobile app, launch the MyFitnessPal app and visit the "More" page. Once there, tap "Get Started," then "Digifit" and finally "Connect."

You will be taken to a page at digifit.com where you can authorize the connection between your MyFitnessPal account and your Digifit account. (If you are not already logged in at digifit.com, you will need to log in before you can complete the authorization).

The newest versions of the Digifit apps will also allow you to link your accounts directly in the app, under Settings > Partner Setup

Facebook and Twitter

How do I link my MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts?
To link your MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts, log in to your MyFitnessPal on our site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com

Once logged in, click the My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings.

Click "Autopost updates to Twitter" and you will be asked to provide your Twitter username and password to authenticate the account. Once the app is authorized to post to Twitter, you can select what kinds of activity on MyFitnessPal will generate a tweet.
What information will post to Twitter if I link my MyFitnessPal account?
Once you have linked your MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts, you may opt to have some activities on MyFitnessPal generate a tweet. In order for an activity to generate a tweet, it must also be set to create a status update for you on your MyFitnessPal News Feed.

You can change your News Feed settings in the app at More > Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Once the following items are set to generate News Feed Updates, they may be set to generate tweets by logging in to the full website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and clicking My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings:

Posting a Status Update
Recording a weight loss (weight change and total weight lost are posted, not current weight)
Logging a cardio exercise
Creating a blog post
Completing your diary for the day
How do I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts?
To unlink your MyFitnessPal and Twitter accounts, log in to our full site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Once logged in, click My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings. In the sharing options screen, click "Unlink Accounts" in the Twitter section.
How do I link my MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts?
If you opted to create your MyFitnessPal account using your Facebook login credentials, then your accounts are already linked. If you created your MyFitnessPal account based on your email address, you may link your account to a Facebook account at any time. Once linked, you may log in with your Facebook credentials, and opt for some News Feed activity on MyFitnessPal to generate a Facebook post.

To link your existing MyFitnessPal account to Facebook, go to More > Settings > Facebook Settings > Connect to Facebook.
How do I unlink my MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts?
If you have linked your MyFitnessPal account with your Facebook account, you may unlink them at any time.

In the app, tap More > Settings > Facebook Settings > Disconnect from Facebook.

If you originally created your MyFitnessPal account using your Facebook credentials, you will be prompted to create a password for your MyFitnessPal account. From this point forward, log in to the app or the MyFitnessPal website using your MyFitnessPal username and this new password.
If I link my MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, what information will be visible on Facebook?
Once you have linked your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, you may opt to have some activities on MyFitnessPal generate a Facebook post. In order for an activity to generate a post on Facebook, it must also be set to create a status update for you on your MyFitnessPal News Feed.

You can change your News Feed settings on the More page of the app under Settings > News Feed Privacy Settings.

Once the following items are set to generate News Feed Updates, they may be set to generate Facebook posts at More > Settings > Facebook Settings > Autopost MyFitnessPal Updates to Facebook. The options will appear when you activate the settings.

Posting a Status Update
Recording a weight loss (weight change and total weight lost are posted, not current weight)
Logging a cardio exercise
Creating a blog post
Completing your diary for the day
I created my account using my Facebook login, but now I want to unlink my account. How will I log in?
If you choose to unlink your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts after creating your MyFitnessPal account based on your Facebook credentials, you will be prompted to create a password for your MyFitnessPal account. Once you have done so, you may log in to MyFitnessPal using your email address and MyFitnessPal password.
Can I opt out of having my Facebook friends find me on MyFitnessPal?
If you would like to link your MyFitnessPal and Facebook accounts, but would prefer not to permit Facebook friends to find you on MyFitnessPal, you may opt out of this feature. Just tap More > Settings > Facebook Settings > and make sure Facebook Friends can Find Me on MyFitnessPal is set to "Off."
How do I link my MyFitnessPal account to a different Facebook account?
If you have linked your MyFitnessPal account to a Facebook account, and would like to link the MFP account to a different Facebook account, please take the following steps in a web browser to ensure the process is successful:

Log in to http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings
Disconnect from Facebook
Log into Facebook on the web with the account that was previously connected to MFP
Go to "App Center" (https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/)
Click on "Your Apps" (https://www.facebook.com/appcenter/my)
Locate MyFitnessPal on this page
Click on the "X" in the upper right hand corner as you mouse over our MyFitnessPal
Log out of Facebook
Log back into Facebook with the newly desired FB account
Go to the MFP website
Go to My Home > Settings > Facebook/Twitter sharing settings
Connect with FB
You will be asked by Facebook to permit the link.

Troubleshooting

How do I force close the Android app?
To force close the app, go to "Settings", then "Applications", then "Manage Applications". Find "MyFitnessPal" in your list of apps and tap on it, then tap the "Force Close" button. You can then hit the Home key on your Android phone and reopen MyFitnessPal.
I cannot find the MyFitnessPal app when I search the Android Market.
Because our app allows for communication between MyFitnessPal members, the Android Market rates the maturity level of our app as "Medium." This rating is also subject to change according to the Market's guidelines.

Your Android device may be set to disallow content above a certain maturity rating. To check or change these settings:

Launch the Market app
Press the Menu button and tap "Settings"
Look for Content Filtering and set it to "Medium maturity," or higher
Quit the Market app and relaunch.
My weight loss graph is not updating correctly.
If your total weight loss is not showing correctly on your app's progress graph, the most likely cause is that your starting weight has not been set correctly, or that you have accidentally entered a check-in weight that is way out of range.

You can change your starting weight, or any weight entry, by logging into your account on our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Use the same username and password that you use to login to the app. Once you've logged in, go to the "My Home" tab, then click "Check-in", then "Edit previous entries". On that page, you can change your starting weight to the correct value.

Once your starting weight is correct, the app should show your correct weight loss on your profile once you've synced the app with the site.
My exercise calories are not calculating correctly.
If your calories burned for an exercise seem incorrect, this could be due to an accidental weight entry. We recommend double checking your weight entries

You can do so by logging into our website at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. Sign into the members log in area, using the same username and password as you do with the app.

Once you've logged into your account, go to "My Home", then "Check-in", then "Edit Previous Entries". On that page, you can view or change your weight entries. Once the entries have been corrected, the next time your app syncs to the website, this change should be reflected and your exercise calories burned should be corrected.
I have not been receiving emails I expect from MyFitnessPal.
When logged in to the site at www.myfitnesspal.com you may select the kinds of emails you'd like MyFitnessPal to send. Just click My Home > Settings > Change email address/email preferences

If you are not receiving the emails from MyFitnessPal that you have selected, one likely cause is that at one point our email to you may have bounced back to us.

To resume receiving emails, visit the preferences area mentioned above, and temporarily change your email address to a different email address. Save the changes, then change the email address back to your preferred email address and save the changes again.

Release Notes

MyFitnessPal Android App Release Notes
New in Version 2.6.4

Fixes bug related to Multi-Add

New in Version 2.6.3

Improves responsiveness of Type-Ahead Filtering in Search

New in Version 2.6.2

Calorie Adjustment Detail Screen for Third Party Integrations
Bug Fixes

New in Version 2.6

Facebook Integration
Opt-Out of Email Search
Improved Food Search - Search in favorites lists only - type-ahead filtering
Repeat Last Meal
Always Use Multi-Add option
Change Default Tab option

New in Version 2.5

Requires Android 2.2 or later
App Gallery - Integrate MyFitnessPal with a variety of third party devices and websites
Lock app with a passcode
Reminders