I like the new tracker, because it helps me realize that I can eat a little more, as long as I am willing to exercise more. I find, when I exercise, I seem to want MORE calories than I am burning, and the new tracker seems to help me keep on track.
One note, however, I try to be very precise with how much I am eating each day and "cheat" on exercise (aka, do a little bit more - say 1-5 minutes which I do NOT put in the tracker). I think it helps fit the natural tendency to do the opposite.
All that said, I just started back up a few weeks ago, so have not yet hit any plateaux.
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8/15/13 7:37 P
Thanks for the reply...I just felt like I was spinning my wheels when I was eating exactly to my range for a few weeks straight with no results.I understand everyone is different,so trying a lower range might work,might not.But I have to at least try...congrats on your progress so far!!Plauteas are tough but you just have to try a few different things to break past it.Best of luck to you!!
8/14/13 10:02 P
I did not use the old tracker, period. I didn't exercise much, though, so there wouldn't have been a lot of difference to my calorie range if I *had* set it up right. I just stuck to my range as calculated with NO exercise. And if I happened to exercise, I'd simply be mindful of it and not worry too much if i felt hungry and wanted to eat 200, 300, 500 calories more than "the average day."
I did try to use the new tracker. I do like it a lot better - the fact that it is actively, immediately integrated with the nutrition tracker is a big plus. However, I did feel skeptical of some of the ranges it was giving me. And - coincidentally?? - I entered a "plateau" phase these past few weeks. So of course i'm looking with a sideways eye at the new tracker as a potential contributor to that plateau. I honestly do think it was just coincidence, but still, one way or another, I find myself stuck on a plateau that I am really ready to bust. SO this week I have gone back to my old ways, hanging near the low end of my range, taking any exercise calories as "bonus."
I'll give the new fitness tracker another try once the scale gets moving again.
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8/14/13 9:04 P
I'm curious as to see some opinions on this.Of course I know everyone is different,but for ME I tried the new tracker and for a few weeks just maintained my weight.After getting frustrated Iv switched to the old tracker and changed my activity level to lower my calorie intake per day.I was around 2400-2700 before,changing on my workout days to even higher.Now I'm at 1700-2100...with the fitness tracker not reflecting on it.I'm going to try this for a few weeks,and if I start losing I'll stick with it.Anyone else had this same issue and did they drop help you?
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