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October 3, 2012 12:04 PM
Is there anyway to stop the exercise diary from adding calories to the food dairy?
October 3, 2012 12:06 PM
No
October 3, 2012 12:06 PM
If you want to keep track but you aren't eating back your exercise calories, log everything as strength training. It'll create a record but it doesn't affect your diary.
  5411345
October 3, 2012 12:06 PM
Stop logging exercise.
  10991076
October 3, 2012 12:07 PM
Not if you log it in the Exercise area. I just either log it and put a "1" in for calories then put the real numbers in the notes box for the food or exercise. Or not log it formally at all and just use the notes boxes.
October 3, 2012 12:08 PM
Nope. Just focus on your food calorie # in the top left hand corner of your diary.
October 3, 2012 12:08 PM
If you are following MFP caloric intake guideline you should be eating them anyway. If you chose your own intake (and it is higher than what MFP gave you) then just enter 1 as cals burned.

As an example say MFP gives you 1450 calories to lose 1 lb/week, and you plan on exercising 5x/week for an average of 400 cals per workout. well MFP will tell you to eat 1450 on the days you don't workout and 1850 on the days you do whereas a "professional" may tell you to eat 1700 everyday regardless if you workout.

So for the week MFP will have you eat 12,150 (1450*2+1850*5) whereas doing it the other way will have you eat 11,900 (1700*7) almost the same number of cals for the week (250 dif). The issue in not following MFP is if you don't workout the full 5 days or burn more or less than planned. If that is the case you may lose more or less than your goal, whereas MFP will have you lose your goal amount regardless how much you actually workout.

What many MFPers do is take the low 1450 and not eat back exercise calories which is wrong, if you are not eating them back then your daily activity level should reflect the higher burn with would be covered in the 1700/day above.
Edited by erickirb On October 3, 2012 12:08 PM
October 3, 2012 12:08 PM
Instead of actually clicking on "add exercise" and logging what you did, instead just go to the "notes" area and type in your workout and how many calories you burned. This way you'll have a log but you won't have the extra calories in your day.
  6860157
October 3, 2012 12:11 PM
If you put exercise under strength training I know it won't count it, but why wouldn't you want it to count in your food diary?
  16208323
October 3, 2012 12:13 PM
QUOTE:

Is there anyway to stop the exercise diary from adding calories to the food dairy?


The site is designed for you to get them available as more food to eat. You already have a deficit built in to your plan, and making that deficit larger will not always give you the results you want.

Your diary, your choice. Some people put in offsetting calories in their food diary, others don't log the exercise or override the calories to some nominal value like "1".
  20407831
October 3, 2012 12:28 PM
QUOTE:

If you put exercise under strength training I know it won't count it, but why wouldn't you want it to count in your food diary?


Bc many of us eat at our TDEE and don't want our macros messed with. My macros should be the same no matter what I burn. I log mine as "1" bc I like to have a track of my exercise time that I can quickly reference.
Edited by HMVOL7409 On October 3, 2012 12:29 PM
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