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2SWEETCHEEKS SparkPoints: (7,709)
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3/28/13 12:45 P

Yemoja56 - I just bought a Polar FT7 heart rate monitor and that gives me my calories burned for cardio exercise. I use this over what Sparkpeople Fitness tracker says... the heart rate monitor seems more accurate because it's based off weight, height, age, and your heart rate during the exercise. From what I've seen, Sparkpeople seems to overestimate calories burned compared to my heart rate monitor.

YEMOJA56 SparkPoints: (3,847)
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3/18/13 2:00 P

The fitness tracker is a great tool. It seems alot of people use it. Where else do you search for info on calories burned?

2SWEETCHEEKS SparkPoints: (7,709)
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3/18/13 12:45 P

Okay! Thank you so much! I adjusted my fitness settings and my calories adjusted to 1380-1730.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,917)
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3/17/13 1:29 P

Go into your fitness goals, and update that to reflect how much you're actually working out. You may indeed need more fuel to continue to work out at that level.

MLAN613 Posts: 18,245
3/17/13 8:17 A

If you are working out that much, you should add your expected weekly calorie burn through exercise. To do this, you can go to your fitness tracker. Click on Fitness Set up. It's right next to the date. Scroll to the bottom and enter your total weekly burn. Save and your calorie range will automatically adjust on your nutrition tracker.

I do encourage you to do this. From personal experience, it makes a HUGE difference.

2SWEETCHEEKS SparkPoints: (7,709)
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3/17/13 7:54 A

I'm new and I wanted to know if I should be eating a few more calories to offset my increase in workouts. I workout roughly 6 days a week (which is more than when I signed up). Do I need to re-set my goal? Or do I just continue to eat 1200-1500 calories as Sparkpeople suggested?

Please help!

Thanks in advance!

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