1. the body can naturally fluctuate by several pounds from day to day due to changes in hydration levels. So weekly/fortnightly or monthly is recommended, so that you can see the longer term trend, rather than short term 'noise'. Also, using the tape measure is often a better way to track your progress, rather than the scale.
2. Spark asks you to track your deliberate exercise, rather than your metabolism, or normal daily (non) exercise activities. You could perhaps look at the calorie differential reports on Spark to compare that with your fuel band outputs?
Ultimately, for most people, weight loss is 80% nutrition, and just 20% exercise, so that is where you should be focussing your efforts.
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3/8/13 1:05 A
Oh ok... So bascially will you count only the calories you burned during the time when you were working out or the whole day?
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4,851 3/8/13 12:30 A
It's recommended that you weigh yourself once a week, first thing in the morning after peeing. Our bodies' weight fluctuates during the day, week, etc. so it's best to just weigh once a week, usually the same day.
Your other question, I don't know anything about the Fuel Band. I have a BodyMedia Armband and it tells me what I burn during my workouts (what it considers exercise) and the total calorie burn for the day. I do know that it will show that I exercised longer than I did if I get too hot. One day this week, I had on three shirts and a jacket and it said I'd exercised for 429 min (I knew that wasn't true), so I subtracted that amount from my exercise total. If you can tell what you burned before exercise and after, then take the difference and enter it in the Fitness section.
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3/8/13 12:23 A
Okay, So here it goes...
1- Do you weigh yourself every day, week, month, or a certain about of time 2- How do you count the calories that you burnt for a day in SP-- i have the Nike Fuel Band and it tells me what I have burned for the day but do I enter only what I burnt while working out or is there another way to do so.
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