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Food Tracker vs Fitness Tracker

Friday, November 16, 2012

For the past couple of weeks I've been fidgeting with number of calories I burn in a week and only yesterday did I realized that the higher my calories burned, my calorie range (tracker) goes up too!

Most days I struggle to get to the low end of my calories (1200).

So when it went up by 1,000+ calories I freaked out!!

I'm not sure what to do:

1. Leave everything alone, and keep getting red warning messages about burning too many calories and not consuming enough calories.

2. Change the calories burned, to avoid the annoying red warning messages, and risk coming in under calories daily.

3. Under report my workouts.

I'm just all over the place over this.

I really don't feel like I'm overdoing it workout-wise.

And I don't want end up eating junk food at the end of the day just to hit my calories.

What's a girl to do?
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    I know from experience about my own metabolism that "calories burned" at the gym doesn't really translate have much effect on weight maintained . . . it's nutrition tracking that matters most for that. Exercise is essential for the other stuff . . . the strength, energy, determination and over all upbeat optimism factor.

    But each of us is different.
    2893 days ago
    You'll definitely have to be careful. 1200 calories in is....NOT a lot of food. I for one burn more than that as my BMR sitting around on my duff...which is why the time I tried that limit, I basically woke up on the couch with my friends feeding me soda and jerky until I made sense.

    If I were in your case, I'd focus on calorie-light, but nutrient-dense foods. I for one tend to put chia in almost EVERYTHING. It adds soluble fiber and protein (and those elusive Omega-3s) without altering taste.

    You should also make sure your settings are keyed to your current average metabolic rate. You could be UNDEReating, if you're not careful, and that'll kick your body into "save everything" mode. emoticon
    2894 days ago
    I have the opposite problem. The more calories I burn, the lower my appetite!
    2894 days ago
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