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June 13, 2012 6:08 PM
I am new to this site. I noticed today i have earned 143 extra calories for exercising . Does mean I can add an extra 143 calories to my daily intake? Sorry for asking such a silly question but again this is new to me.
Thanks...grannyof1
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June 13, 2012 6:10 PM
Yes you can eat back some or all of your calories
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June 26, 2012 3:02 PM
Definitely!
Some days I eat all the calories back, others part or none. It's nice to have a little cushion sometimes!
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June 26, 2012 3:24 PM
IF you're trying to lose weight I would NOT eat those calories you burned (it's one of the silliest things about MyFitness Pal, in my opinion!). If you burn the calories, you shouldn't eat to make up for them.....or you won't lose weight!
June 26, 2012 3:28 PM
I eat back some of them, try to stay undert he total amount for the day though. :)

Just another question from me?..

does MFP change your allowable daily calories based on your changing BMR when you have lost some weight? I would assume that as you get lighter you would need fewer calories.
June 26, 2012 4:38 PM
MFP prompts you at 10 lb increments to update your goals. Since the last time you updated them so if you got to 9 lbs lost, updated goals for some reason you wouldn't "see" the prompt until 19 lbs.. 10 lbs from your last update.

MFPs calorie goal already includes your deficit to lose weight, and doesn't account for your "planned" exercise. The system doesn't believe you on exercise until you actually do it and log it as complete, so you do get to eat your exercise calories on MFP in order to maintain your deficit at the desired level.

Other sites may do it differently, giving you a higher calorie goal initially but using your exercise to build the deficit to lose. But you're on MFP so try their way :)
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June 26, 2012 5:29 PM
Hi, I'm new to the iphone app tool and I noticed I can't enter any supplements I'm taking to show my vitamin intake that's not food.
Is there a way I can add that to my daily intake?
Thanks
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June 26, 2012 5:52 PM
Food > settings
you can add another meal slot (up to 6 meals a day) and call it vitamins, a lot of vitamins are already available in the database.
  3335912
June 26, 2012 6:11 PM
It's basically giving you an allowance. Haha. I set the calories that I want to eat in a day, if I burn off some calories, I do not want to eat more calories. I just stick to the amount that I set for my intake. But, if I do end up eating more than the total that I set, I don't feel bad about it because I know that I have already burned them off. So, it is showing you the calories that you can afford it intake, but if you are wanting to lose extra weight then you should probably keep in mind, "If you burn it off, then leave it off" :) Just make sure you intake enough calories throughout the day to let your body function normally,( i.e. BMR).
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June 26, 2012 6:24 PM
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IF you're trying to lose weight I would NOT eat those calories you burned (it's one of the silliest things about MyFitness Pal, in my opinion!). If you burn the calories, you shouldn't eat to make up for them.....or you won't lose weight!


Yes..you will...because the calories level MFP gives you already has a deficit built in. Eat some or all of those calories, if you're following the MFP program. If you're not, that's fine, its still a useful logging tool. I'm using the program....its working. And I'm never hungry or deprived.
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