Can I customize my nutritional goals?

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If you are following a different recommended plan from your doctor or nutritionist, you can change some of your goals within our mobile apps, and additional goals by logging into our website at www.myfitnesspal.com. Mobile app users should log in using the same username and password they use in the app.

Once you’ve logged in, click “My Home”, then “Goals”, then “Change Goals”, and choose the “Custom” option. On that page, you can change your individual nutritional goals. When you have finished please make sure you click the “Change Goals” button at the bottom of the page.  If you are also using a MyFitnessPal mobile app, those changes will be reflected in the app the next time the app syncs.

MyFitnessPal distributes fat, carb and protein calories based on a percentage, in five percent increments. If you customize your macronutrient goals, all three goals will adjust to total 100  persen. If you have a very precise goal, in grams, for protein, carbs, or fat, you may only be able to come close to setting that goal, based on the nearest percentage. If you wish to track a specific gram goal, we recommend monitoring the “total” value in your diary for this nutrient, rather than the “remaining” total.

Please note that your goals will update once you add exercise in the cardiovascular section for a given day: your exercise calories will be added to your goal for the day, distributed according to your chosen nutrient ratio.

For people that using one of our mobile apps, you can adjust your Net Calorie goal (but not all of your individual nutrient goals) in the app itself. On the “More” page (“Settings” in the Menu Drawer on Android) select “Edit Profile” (“Fitness Profile” in Android) and scroll down to “Net Calorie Goal.”

We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as:

Calories Consumed (Food) – Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net Calories

This means 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.

MyFitnessPal.Com – 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 working out. We don’t recommend that any member consume fewer than 1200 net calories on any given day.

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How To Calculate Calories Burned For Strength Training

MyFitnessPal.ComHow To Calculate Calories Burned? Our program at this time determines calories for physical exercises logged within our “Cardiovascular” area only. Estimating the calories burned from strength training is very difficult because it depends on a variety of factors: how much weight you lifted per repetition, how vigorously you performed that exercise, how much rest you took between sets, etc. Because of this, we do not automatically calculate how many calories you burned from strength training exercises.

However, if you like, you can search for the same or similar exercise in our “Cardiovascular” data-base. If you can not find the exercise, you can search for the exercise “Strength training” in the cardiovascular database, but please be aware that this is only a rough estimate, and can be fairly inaccurate.

MyFitnessPal.Com – If you know how many calories you have burned via a heart rate monitor or other tracking device, you need to add a custom exercise to your personal database.

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Counting Calories To Lose Weight

MyFitnessPal.Com – How exactly does MyFitnessPal determine my primary targets or goals?

When you create your profile, we ask you for your age, height, weight, gender, and normal daily activity level. We use these factors to determine the calories required to maintain your current weight. We also ask how much weight you would like to lose or gain per week, and with this goal in mind we subtract calories (for weight loss) or add calories (for weight gain) to determine your daily calorie and nutrient goals.We ask for your goal weight when you create your profile, but this is only for purposes of reporting how many pounds remain until you meet your goal. Your goal weight does not affect our calorie calculations.We also ask you for your weekly exercise goals, in order to provide an incentive for you to reach. We do not account for additional exercise outside of your reported daily activity level, until you log exercise to your diary under the “Cardiovascular” section. Please see this article to understand why we do not currently calculate calories burned via strength exercises.

Because your daily calorie goal already accounts for your intent to gain or lose weight at a particular rate, you can achieve your goal by eating the specified number of calories per day, with no additional exercise required. If you do exercise, then your daily calorie goal will increase for the day, to stabilize your weight loss or weight gain at the rate you initially specified.
Counting CaloriesWe set your daily calorie goal in Net Calories which we define as:Calories Consumed (Food) – Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net CaloriesThis means 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. We do not recommend that any member consume fewer than 1200 net calories on any given day.

While the calorie goals we calculate for you are based on statistical averages, our millions of users have demonstrated that these goals are accurate enough to provide positive results for almost anyone. “ Counting Calories

However, if you would prefer a calorie goal that responds to your specific daily activity level, I will suggest you to look into our third party integrations? Several of our integrations offer solutions for monitoring your calorie burn over the course of the day, and can update your MyFitnessPal calorie goals based on this information.

On the site you can find out more about our integrations at http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps. In our iOS apps, tap “More” then “Get Started.” In our Android app, open the menu drawer and tap “App Gallery.”

MyFitnessPal.Com – If you are following a guided plan from your doctor or nutritionist, or if you have data that you believe is more accurate than our estimated goals, please see this article for information about customizing your goals.

Using MyFitnessPal

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Using MyFitnessPal really is easy. The following is how the standard process works:

1. Based on your fitness profile, we’ll recommend a daily Net Calorie target for you to achieve your weight loss (or gain) goals.

2. As you eat and exercise throughout the day, you need to log your meals and exercise in our Food and Exercise diaries. MyFitnessPal will calculate the number of calories you’ve consumed from food and burned from exercise and let you know how many calories you have left to eat for the day. If you stick within your calorie limits, you should achieve the weight loss (or gain) you’re looking for.

3. The best part of our system is that logging gets easier the more you do it. MyFitnessPal remembers the foods and exercises you like most and makes it easy for you to add those items to your diary. In just a few days, logging can be as fast as 30 seconds — it’s literally that easy.

4. Periodically (we recommend once a week), you should weigh yourself and check-in your new weight with the site or the app using our Check-In feature (or “Progress” page in the app). Checking in your weight allows us to track your progress over time and also adjust your calorie goals to reflect your new weight. MyFitnessPal.Com

That’s it about Using MyFitnessPal ! Just a few minutes a day can show you so much about what you’re eating & how that impacts your health.

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