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DRAGONCHILDE
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Posts: 9,588
4/13/13 9:39 A

NO need to panic! All you need to do is update your fitness goals to reflect the amount of exercise you're actually doing. SP will make adjustments as necessary, and provided that you have reasonable weight loss goals set it may provide you with more calories to eat. If it lowers calories or doesn't change, and your goal is substantially different, double check that your weight loss goals are accurate (for example, if you haven't updated your goals since you started, it hasn't changed even though you've lost 26 lbs)



WHOLENEWME79
Posts: 922
4/12/13 5:43 P

If you go to the goals section on your start page, under calories burned, it says change goals. At the bottom of the page you can manually enter the number of calories you burn each week. Submit that, and your daily calorie totals should also change.

Hope that helps.



NJHARRIS
Posts: 32
4/12/13 5:33 P

So I started running and I LOVE it. I am up to 4 miles a day 4 days a week. That's about to go up since I am looking at doing a 10k in a few weeks. I am consistently losing 1-2 pounds each week but some weeks I lose 0 and some weeks I lose 3.

My problem? I exceed the calories to burn before the week is over. Every week I get that message that reminds that I am not eating enough. I adjust my fitness settings as suggested but my daily calories to eat never changes and truth be told some days I have a hard time getting to the minimum and other days I avoid eating some things because I know they will push me over the top.

Right now I have cardio set at 4 days for 45 minutes (even though it's usually 40 minutes) and it gives me 1300 to burn. I consistently burn about 500 more calories each week and if I go for a hike on the weekend? well then that bumps up to 1000 or more!

I recently got a fitbit one and it adjusts my calories in throughout the day based on how active I am. I have been using the fitbit recommendations to make minor adjustments and I have exceeded my upper limit without any consequences but I know that won't continue.

Am I not making the right adjustments to my fitness settings? I certainly don't want to be LESS active. I want to be MORE active but I don't want to cheat myself out of the proper nutrition.

Any advice would be great.



 
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