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TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
10/3/13 11:34 A

No worries, just focus on the red section (on the Fitbit.com) of the information and use that as your guide when eating back calories.

Coach Tanya

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10/3/13 11:04 A

Thanks for the reply Tanya, if I had known Sparkpeople was rolling out their own tracker I would have waited a day, but sadly I bought the Fitbit the day before Sparkpeople's was announced. Currently can't afford to buy another even though it's cheaper.

Thanks for the advice too.

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
10/3/13 10:48 A

I have both a Fitbit and the new Spark Activity Tracker emoticon . What I like better about the Spark tracker is that it only captures exercise you do for 10 minutes or more when it is adding to your tracker so the additional calories that will be suggested/added to your nutrition tracker would only be those that are directly related to working out compared to the Fitbit that is adding all minutes. In the case of your workouts (50 minutes, 35 minutes and 25 minutes on average), since you worked out that much, yes you should increase your intake. You wouldn't want to add back at the top end of the range but somewhere between the upper range of the regular range (about 1550 calories) to the lower end of the new range. It sounds like that is what you did. Now you just need to see how you are doing with your goals and then find the balance. You can use your Fitbit.com information (focus on the red area minutes) to help you only add back the fitness minutes/calories which should be the most accurate.

Hope that helps. Let me know if I can offer other thoughts.

Coach Tanya

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10/2/13 8:48 P

Hi guys,

I just recently started using a Fitbit One to track my daily activity and I was just wondering about something in relation to the new nutrition page which is directly linked to calories burned. When I switched over to the new system (nutrition directly linked to calories burned) I put in sedentary as my fitness level because I felt that's where I was, and I also would then track the walking I did and so forth. However as I have adjusted to the fitbit, I am seeing a huge increase in my calorie burn (which I recognize is somewhat inflated, due to the fact that any device is not accurate) and therefore a huge increase in the amount of calories I should be eating.

Today for example I went for one long walk (45-50 minutes), ran on the treadmill for 35 minutes (apx. 6.6mph) and went for another walk (20-30minutes). Plus I am pretty active at home because I take care of 15month toddler. Today with all of that the Fitbit had me at almost 20,000 steps (which I believe) and burning over 2000 calories (not so sure about). Because of that calorie burn SparkPeople has adjusted my daily calorie goal from around a minimum of 1700 to a minimum of 3700. Should I be eating that much? I'm currently at around 2600 calories eaten (which is fairly normal for me on an active day) so should I be looking to eat more?

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