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THIRTEENSTEPS
Posts: 63
4/11/13 9:07 P

No, it doesn't do that. Setting the same range in a shorter time gives lower calorie suggestions.

Like...1 pound in 14 days says "eat 1250" and 2 pounds in 28 days says "eat 1400" (those are just random amounts...just for example).

I think setting a longer time frame gives higher daily calories because you have to maintain it longer. Just my opinion and what I think may cause the differences.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
4/11/13 12:44 A

Higher than what? Which one?

What we're looking for here, is that hopefully, setting 20lbs in 20 weeks gives the same range as setting 40lbs in 40 weeks.

Is that what happened? (Ignore previous ranges suggested).



THIRTEENSTEPS
Posts: 63
4/10/13 10:37 P

Yes, it gives a higher daily range. I do assume it's because there is a longer time span (so, they assume you aren't trying to lose it so fast...I don't know).



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
4/7/13 3:03 P

Did you try that? How did you get on?



THIRTEENSTEPS
Posts: 63
4/6/13 3:53 P

Thanks for the suggestion.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
4/6/13 3:40 P

Are you entering goal dates of actually 2 or 4 weeks away? That's a very narrow time frame and will screw up the calculations. You want to be working with averages.

Try putting in 20lbs on 20 weeks, and 40lbs in 40 weeks and see if you get the same discrepancy?



THIRTEENSTEPS
Posts: 63
4/6/13 1:24 P

If I enter that I want to lose 2 pounds in 2 weeks it says I should eat 1200-1550 calories a day. If I enter that I want to lose 4 pounds in 4 weeks it says I should eat 1350-1700 calories a day.

Why?



 
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