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June 20, 2012 6:43 PM
I had my goals set to specific amounts for fat, protein, carbs and fiber (those are macros I set to "follow" as well), and after I logged my exercise, my goals for those macros went up in the daily summary screen. I understand my calorie intake goal would go up to make my net calories be the same as before I logged the exercise, but why did the other macros go up? I would think it is just because I have to get my "extra" calories... and along with those calories will come "extra" protein, fat, carbs and fiber. At least that's what I figure. But why would it up my macro goals when in my settings the goals are still the same as when I set them? I would think instead of upping my goals in the daily summary screen it would just keep the same goals for those macros and just show me exceeding them. Just wanted to see if anyone could shed some light on this from experienced usage of this site/app (I just joined today).

Thank you all!
June 20, 2012 6:52 PM
I was just looking at this! I am guessing it's because our grams of macro nutrients are set dependent on our percentages selected. So if our fat percentage is 30% of our calories for the day and our calorie intake increases, so does the actual grams of fat. Does that make sense?
Edited by kelcha09 On June 20, 2012 6:53 PM
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June 20, 2012 6:55 PM
This is working as intended. If you exercise, they scale accordingly (except sodium)
Since your deficit to lose is there BEFORE exercise, you should actually eat most of your exercise calories back.

** assuming you have a good HRM and you know the calories burned is accurate. If you're guessingor using the MFP numbers, I would only eat half back since those are overestimated quite a bit in many cases.
Edited by MissMaryMac33 On June 20, 2012 6:56 PM
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June 20, 2012 6:56 PM
macros are calories...1 gram of protein = 4 calories.
When calories go up, macros go up as well. It the same thing.
Just eat all the calories in green. Have a great nightdrinker
Edited by Bobby_Clerici On June 20, 2012 6:57 PM
June 20, 2012 6:57 PM
You set the macro goals based on a percentage of your calories, so when the calories increase with exercise, the amount of everything goes up accordingly.
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June 20, 2012 6:58 PM
I just noticed this tonight too! Just so you know your not alone and I have been on here since February! laugh
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June 20, 2012 7:02 PM
QUOTE:

I was just looking at this! I am guessing it's because our grams of macro nutrients are set dependent on our percentages selected. So if our fat percentage is 30% of our calories for the day and our calorie intake increases, so does the actual grams of fat. Does that make sense?



Yes, it does, thank you!
June 20, 2012 7:03 PM
QUOTE:

You set the macro goals based on a percentage of your calories, so when the calories increase with exercise, the amount of everything goes up accordingly.


Makes total sense =) that's what I thought, thanks for validating!
June 20, 2012 7:05 PM
You guys are all awesome for responding so quickly! Thanks to everyone!

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