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June 25, 2013 6:03 PM
Hi All - after reading the stickies and searching the forums I am still confused. On the Calories tile of the Fitbit Dashboard, I can see right now, 1699. Or, if I hover, 78% of 2184. Where'd it get the 2184? Is that how many calories I'm supposed to burn every day?

Sorry if this question is dumb, but thank you in advance for your wisdom!
June 25, 2013 6:25 PM
I think you are talking about your calories burned tile on the dashboard? If so, the 2184 calories is just a default like the 10,000 steps, 5 miles, 30 very active minutes, 10 floors. You can change it to something more meaningful. I am not sure how they came up with it as something like calorie burn is so specific to the persons stats and they seem to use the same number for a lot of people. I don't think there is a "supposed to burn" but you might find that you burn a certain amount when you meet your other activity goals.

Some ideas how to use this goal... I ran my MFP program at each activity level to see what MFP estimates for my TDEE at each level (sedentary, lightly active, active and very active). I noted each--it is listed in the goals as "calories burned from daily activity". Then you can either set your goal for your typical activity level, the level you set on MFP or a level you aspire to. For example, if you would like to be "active" set it for whatever MFP estimates you would burn if "active". There are lots of options though, set it to something meaningful to you.
June 26, 2013 4:20 AM
Thank you so much for your explanation!

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