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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,629
7/12/13 1:03 P

Glad you found the solution.
Becky

ROCKANGEL312 SparkPoints: (984)
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Posts: 8
7/12/13 11:30 A

Thank you! Okay I changed the amount of exercise I would like to do and now my Cal goals are 1200 to 1550. So I was overeating this past week. Knew it sounded to good to be true. I'm not sure ifiywill change of I add exercise but ill find out!

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,629
7/12/13 8:24 A

I agree with Russell...
Click above on MY TRACKERS, START
Scroll down and look at the left side of your screen.
You will see a section where you can update your goals.
Check all 3 goal. Definitely Change so that you are aiming for a higher weekly weight loss.

See if this works.
Becky


RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/12/13 12:44 A

Rockangel - the start page is where you can change your starting weight, how long you want to take to achieve it, and set the calories you will burn per week. Adjust those, and SP will give you a range.

OR.... are you suggesting that when you started SP, you put down a more active lifestyle, and wish to change it to sedentary, or light activity? I have no idea how to change that, but if you let us know that this is your goal, not a simple change on your start page, then someone will come along and help you out.



ROCKANGEL312 SparkPoints: (984)
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Posts: 8
7/11/13 6:01 P

I don't remember and I cant figure out how to find out!:(

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (57,023)
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7/11/13 3:15 P

Why do you think your calorie range is too high? What info did you put in about how much you want to lose, your target date, and the amount of exercise you're doing?

ROCKANGEL312 SparkPoints: (984)
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7/11/13 7:25 A

Thanks for all of your help !:)I'm only 5 '5". Perhaps I selected the wrong activity level. However I cant figure out how to change it.

KOMTRIA Posts: 363
7/10/13 8:48 P

This is not really what you are asking but I recommend bouncing within your range. Eat higher calorie days and lower calorie days. I think it keeps the body from getting too set.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,629
7/10/13 8:38 P

Did you set your program up for a 1 pound or 2 pound weekly weight loss?
Can you share your height?
Your calorie range does seem a little high.
Becky
SP Registered Dietitian



RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/10/13 2:53 P

On the start page you have a " Calories to burn section. figure out how many calories you burn weekly, and hit change goal. The last item on that page is a place to enter calories burned if you know what they are. type that in and hit save. This will set your ranges.

You have a range because no one hits 1700 daily. They have variations, and may be at 1600 one day, and 1800 another based on differences in the menu.

As long as you put in your goal, and how long you want to take to achieve it, then just follow the SP ranges. Yes, you will lose weight. Most people choose a lb a week, and so they have a 500 calorie deficit. So the top of the range is still 150 below the calories you would need to maintain, with probably a little extra room, since they don't expect you to eat 1560 every day.

I would think that they would split the difference, and 1735 would be 500 below your maintenance level. So 1910, would still be 325 below, and you would just lose a bit slower, more like 1 lb every 11 days, instead of 7 days. and 1560 would be 675 below, and you would lose a bit faster, but this might make you hungry, if you aim for the bottom end.

I would suggest you just aim for the middle of your ranges, and give it a few weeks. Then instead of wondering how it will effect you, you will have data to base these decisions on.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,027)
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7/10/13 2:46 P

The range is to give you something to work with; people can experiment with t heir ranges to see what works!

Here's how SP calculates their nutrition ranges:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
lation101.asp?


Fitness settings can be updated here:
www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=89


SP has also released a new way of calculating daily nutrition based on activity here:


www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?post=new
_feature_calorie_ranges_based_on_fitne
ss_tracking


ROCKANGEL312 SparkPoints: (984)
Fitness Minutes: (605)
Posts: 8
7/10/13 2:13 P

I apologize if these questions have been answered before, but I cannot seem to find these answers.

I want to lose about 15lbs. It is saying that my calorie goal is between 1560-1910.
I do not know why there is a range? If I do the max (1910) everyday would I lose any weight?

I did see on the message boards someone mentioned that her calorie goal seemed high and someone suggested to edit the activity setting. I cannot find that setting.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks :)

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