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May 8, 2012 2:57 PM
Hello. I'm looking to put on weight, and so my daily calorie intake is 2800. My question is, based on my settings, is this the amount I need in total, Or do I need to eat over this amount to put in weight? At the moment, based on what I'm eating daily, its shows my calorie intake as -1000, is this okay or I did I just have to eat 2800 calories a day, that is to gain 1 lbs. per week? Any input is welcome, thanks.
May 8, 2012 5:09 PM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/account/change_goals_guided
You should put your settings to "gain 1 pound per week". And eat the amount that it tells you. If that's 2800, then you eat 2800 plus any exercise calories that you burn.
May 8, 2012 5:50 PM
I need help figuring out what happened to my calorie count, i was on 1200 calories but ive noticed it has changed to 1500 how do i get it back to 1200 ? Im not sure if i changed it accidently or what, if i did i dont know where .
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May 10, 2012 12:04 PM
Your calorie count will change anytime you record cardio exercise, or if you adjust certain settings or profile data points.

To recalculate your calorie goal based on your current weight and preferences, click My Home > Goals > Guided > Change Goals
May 23, 2012 3:37 PM
I have a question about the calorie counter.I know it will adjust the daily calories and add calories when u workout or do cardio.My question is my daily calorie intake went from 2170 to 2420.All of my settings on my home page are still the same. I had my weight at 238 ,trying to get to 215.Nothing got changed on profile,should I leave it alone.I was able to keep it under the 2170,so I don't need another 300 calories. Please help.
May 23, 2012 3:48 PM
Do I have to eat the extra calories I earn by exercising? Do I screw up my metabolism by not eating enough? The plan has me on 1200 calories a day, but I earn around 300 by exercising. Do I have to eat 1500?
May 24, 2012 5:26 PM
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I have a question about the calorie counter.I know it will adjust the daily calories and add calories when u workout or do cardio.My question is my daily calorie intake went from 2170 to 2420.All of my settings on my home page are still the same. I had my weight at 238 ,trying to get to 215.Nothing got changed on profile,should I leave it alone.I was able to keep it under the 2170,so I don't need another 300 calories. Please help.


If you're concerned there was a glitch that affected your calorie goal, I would recommend forcing it to recalculate by going to My Home > Goals > Change Goals > Guided. When you confirm your settings, the calories should recalculate based on your current weight and goals.
May 24, 2012 5:27 PM
We base your calorie target on your age, height, weight, gender, level of daily activity, and the rate at which you have requested to lose (or gain) weight. Your target is LESS than the amount of calories you need to simply maintain your weight every day, so by meeting your target you will lose weight.

For instance, a pound of body fat contains 3,500 calories. So if you wish to lose one pound per week, we will set your nutrition goal to 500 calories per day LESS than your body requires to maintain itself. (500 calories x 7 days per week = 3,500 calories per week)

Specifically, 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

You eat back your exercise calories in order to meet your target goal. Since your weight loss is already built in to your goal, eating back your calories simply keeps you at the steady, healthy rate of weight loss you chose when setting your goal. It's OK not to eat back all of your exercise calories, as long as you're at no larger than a 1,000 calorie a day deficit below your body's needs.

If your goal is based on losing two pounds per week, you are already at a 1,000 calorie deficit per day. This is the maximum rate at which we recommend you lose weight. So if your goal is two pounds per week, we recommend eating back all of your exercise calories. If your goal has been calculated based on a plan of losing less two pounds per week, there's room for you eat fewer than all of your exercise calories, providing you don't fall into more than a 1,000 calorie deficit or eat fewer than 1200 calories in a given day.

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