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THORNEYEAGLE
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3/22/13 11:32 A

Much appreciated. I made an estimate based on the cardio machine read outs and comparable resistance exercises. It was good to increase my intake a few hundred calories. Hopefully it will lead to a slower healthy weight lose rate.

I am not in a rush, I want to do it right



DRAGONCHILDE
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3/22/13 9:55 A

CHLOEAGH has the right of it! It's a complicated question, but Sparkpeople has taken the guesswork out of it, and does all the calculations for you.



CHLOEAGH
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3/22/13 8:42 A

Track your exercise every day to help you determine approximately how many calories you can expect to burn in a week. On your Start page, under the calorie information, there will be a box telling you how many calories you still have to burn for the week. Click "Change goal" and scroll to the bottom of that page, where you will be able to enter how many calories you burn in a week. SparkPeople will automatically calculate this into you calorie range.



THORNEYEAGLE
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3/22/13 8:15 A

Hello,

I come with a simple question that may not have the easiest of answers.

"How do I Adjust my caloric intake to work with my gym routine."

I have recently joined Sparkpeople at the strong suggestion of a friend of mine. We are both aiming to lose weight as a team effort. I will be honest, I am not the biggest fan of calorie counting I don't want it to take over my life once I lose my weight.

That aside, right now I have found myself getting around the bottom half of my spark people suggested caloric intake and lost three pounds in three days. This isn't healthy sounding nor does it sound right.

I weigh 198 (approx) right now. I am a 23 year old male at 5'7". I got to the gym 4-5 days a week and do a somewhat vigorous workout. I am looking to push my mile time to 8 minutes prior to preparing for a 5 K run. (routine designed by a planet fitness trainer)

With this information in mine, how do I adjust my caloric intake? I don't think the suggestion by this site is properly accounting for it right now.



 
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