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February 5, 2013 11:10 AM
I don't want my calories burned from exercise to be added to the calories I can consume. How do I change that? For example, I only want to consume 1100 calories a day and i burned 500 calories by exercising, so it tells me I can have 1600 calories. I would like it to say that I can have the 1100.

**Just FYI. I went Friday to a dietician and nutritionist. This is what I was told to do. I'm über fat and have a meal plan set up with my nutritionist. I'm just trying to do what I was told by my doctor. The negative comments are very unappreciated, especially since you don't know my situation. Thanks for the concern?
Edited by alexiswhittington On February 5, 2013 11:47 AM
February 5, 2013 11:14 AM
You can't change that. That is the way the system works. It wouldn't be telling you to eat them back if you weren't supposed to.

Also, you're not going to get much support around here for eating so little, unless you have a medical condition requiring you to do so.
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February 5, 2013 11:15 AM
Dont log your exercise.
  3970743
February 5, 2013 11:16 AM
Log 1 calorie burned as your exercise and continue under eating??
February 5, 2013 11:18 AM
QUOTE:

You can't change that. That is the way the system works. It wouldn't be telling you to eat them back if you weren't supposed to.

Also, you're not going to get much support around here for eating so little, unless you have a medical condition requiring you to do so.


This.

Many people will enter 1 calorie for their cals burned when logging exercise if they don't want exercise cals factored into their daily calorie goal, but the system forces you to enter something.

And as she said... eating so little won't gain you many friends around here.
Edited by jacksonpt On February 5, 2013 11:19 AM
February 5, 2013 11:23 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You can't change that. That is the way the system works. It wouldn't be telling you to eat them back if you weren't supposed to.

Also, you're not going to get much support around here for eating so little, unless you have a medical condition requiring you to do so.


This.

Many people will enter 1 calorie for their cals burned when logging exercise if they don't want exercise cals factored into their daily calorie goal, but the system forces you to enter something.

And as she said... eating so little won't gain you many friends around here.



Just curious how the system makes you log anything? I dont need to put in even one calorie. I just dont log any exercise and write what i did in tje notes section of the diary.
  3970743
February 5, 2013 11:28 AM
Try not to think of the 1100 calories goal as what you "eat"; think of this as the "NET" total - Calories In minus Calories Out... You can customize your settings for the Net Caloric Intake Goal. Sounds like you want to set your goal at something a lot less than 1100...In your example, you'd be setting it at 600 Net Calories per day and continue to track your exercise. I'm not a physician, but you'll likely have trouble reaching your fitness/weight goals because your body will go into "starvation" mode and your muscle mass will waste away instead of fat... Take good care... It was a good question that I'm sure other people have had.
Edited by StuCox99 On February 5, 2013 11:36 AM
February 5, 2013 11:30 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

You can't change that. That is the way the system works. It wouldn't be telling you to eat them back if you weren't supposed to.

Also, you're not going to get much support around here for eating so little, unless you have a medical condition requiring you to do so.


This.

Many people will enter 1 calorie for their cals burned when logging exercise if they don't want exercise cals factored into their daily calorie goal, but the system forces you to enter something.

And as she said... eating so little won't gain you many friends around here.



Just curious how the system makes you log anything? I dont need to put in even one calorie. I just dont log any exercise and write what i did in tje notes section of the diary.


Right, you don't have to log anything. But if you do, the system requires at least 1 cal for each entry you log.
February 5, 2013 11:32 AM
I just went to a dietician and nutritionist and I'm just doing what they said. I'm actually eating more than I use to, plus I'm fat. :P
February 5, 2013 11:35 AM
If you don't want it to add your exercise calories then don't log them. If you really want people to know that you exercised, tell them so in a comment on your wall. As for the amount you are eating? well... I think you really should do some research on what is healthy.

Start here:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/forums/show/10067-eat-train-progress-

or here:

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12
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February 5, 2013 11:45 AM
QUOTE:

I just went to a dietician and nutritionist and I'm just doing what they said. I'm actually eating more than I use to, plus I'm fat. :P


I've done quite well with a diet that most on here consider to be too low in calories...I've lost 25 pounds in four months, gained some wonderfully noticable muscle tone, and have loads more energy!
I enjoyed googling "Calorie Restriction Optimum Nutrition" ...

Oh, and I try to just ignore the exercise calories that are added to my calorie goal for the day!
Edited by pamcuster On February 5, 2013 11:46 AM
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February 5, 2013 11:47 AM
Sigh. You're not eating enough. Once you start losing, where will you go? Eat 1000, 800, 600? Here are my tips - they seem to have been working since the new year:

1. Set your realistic activity level. What do you do for a living? If it's a desk job - sedentary, if it's a teacher - lightly active, if you're running around all day - active, etc. You get the point.
2. Set your profile to lose 1 pound a week.
3. Eat your exercise calories back... never NET below 1200.
4. Never eat below your BMR... Don't know what it is? MFP has a calculator for you: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/tools/bmr-calculator. If your 1 pound a week weightloss is below your BMR, do light physical activity to get you there. Once again, never eat below BMR.
5. Think about your macros - I like a 40/30/30 (carbs/fats/protein) split.
6. Monitor your salt and fiber intake. I have my three macros referenced above and these two items. Go above the salt recommendation and you'll most likely hold or gain water weight. Fiber keeps your digestive system moving.
7. Start weight lifting... this will make you solid.
8. Expect to gain weight when you first start adjusting your calorie intake. If your body is used to being straved it will hold on to nutrients like crazy... wait about 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust and then watch the magic happen! I've lost 4 pounds in two weeks and I'm eating between 1500-1800 a day.
9. Worried about what you'll eat? Plan your meals out the day before. I always do this and it leaves very little up to chance.
10. KISS. Don't overthink this.
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February 5, 2013 11:52 AM
QUOTE:

Sigh. You're not eating enough. Once you start losing, where will you go? Eat 1000, 800, 600? Here are my tips - they seem to have been working since the new year:

1. Set your realistic activity level. What do you do for a living? If it's a desk job - sedentary, if it's a teacher - lightly active, if you're running around all day - active, etc. You get the point.
2. Set your profile to lose 1 pound a week.
3. Eat your exercise calories back... never NET below 1200.
4. Never eat below your BMR... Don't know what it is? MFP has a calculator for you: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/tools/bmr-calculator. If your 1 pound a week weightloss is below your BMR, do light physical activity to get you there. Once again, never eat below BMR.
5. Think about your macros - I like a 40/30/30 (carbs/fats/protein) split.
6. Monitor your salt and fiber intake. I have my three macros referenced above and these two items. Go above the salt recommendation and you'll most likely hold or gain water weight. Fiber keeps your digestive system moving.
7. Start weight lifting... this will make you solid.
8. Expect to gain weight when you first start adjusting your calorie intake. If your body is used to being straved it will hold on to nutrients like crazy... wait about 2-4 weeks for your body to adjust and then watch the magic happen! I've lost 4 pounds in two weeks and I'm eating between 1500-1800 a day.
9. Worried about what you'll eat? Plan your meals out the day before. I always do this and it leaves very little up to chance.
10. KISS. Don't overthink this.



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February 5, 2013 12:22 PM
OP unfortunately there are lots of so called "nutritionists" on here who think they know everyones individual circumstances. Just ignore them and follow the guidence from your registered dietician or nutritionist. Good luck
  3970743
February 5, 2013 12:23 PM
All you have to do it look at your food intake and ignore your net because it doesnt even make sense that my fitness pal even does that if you type in you are trying to lose weight common sense tells you to burn more than you eat to drop weight so if you are eating the same then you will stay the same so just look at your food it should be the second column on the top
February 5, 2013 4:57 PM
QUOTE:

OP unfortunately there are lots of so called "nutritionists" on here who think they know everyones individual circumstances. Just ignore them and follow the guidence from your registered dietician or nutritionist. Good luck


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  27139400
February 5, 2013 9:27 PM
QUOTE:

I just went to a dietician and nutritionist and I'm just doing what they said. I'm actually eating more than I use to, plus I'm fat. :P


No offense, but if that were true, you would NOT be fat, you would be VERY thin.
February 5, 2013 9:32 PM
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  80741
February 6, 2013 12:21 AM
It would be helpful to have the option to turn off the calorie adjustment or at least display your net in your food diary as well.
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February 6, 2013 1:35 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

I just went to a dietician and nutritionist and I'm just doing what they said. I'm actually eating more than I use to, plus I'm fat. :P


No offense, but if that were true, you would NOT be fat, you would be VERY thin.


not neccessarily true. I self-starved and put on weight. I have a metabolic disorder. be careful about telling people what their situation must be when you don't have all the detail, no matter how well meaning the post. x
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