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UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
1/12/13 9:19 P

You're not tracking your job or something, are you? As others have said, 1500 a day is a figure that indicates there may have been a mistake or typo somewhere.

If you're truly burning that, you absolutely should NOT be eating about that, too. You would need more. I note your tracker indicates not a lot of excess weight to lose - you should be aiming for half to maybe 1 pound per week.



H0KIE_GIRL
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Posts: 67
1/12/13 5:14 P

Are you sure its 1500 per day and not per week? 1500 per day would be spending 4 hours each day in the gym basically. Realistically you don't burn more than 400 calories per hour depending on the activity. And if you are eating 1500 per day and burning that much your body wouldn't be getting the amount of calories just to let your heart beat.



MOTIVATED@LAST
Posts: 13,651
1/12/13 4:38 P

1200-1500 per DAY sounds like an extremely large number of exercise calories. How are you calculating this? If you are working out 6 days per week, this represents a weekly total of 6000-9000 calories.

Exercise levels of this much are almost certainly going to require eating more to support it.

However, you do need to update your Spark Exercise Goals (accessible from the LH side of the Start page) to recalculate your recommended intake. Just logging the exercise within the fitness tracker won't trigger a reassessment.

M@L



MARITIMER3
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1/12/13 3:11 P

I'm burning 1200 to 1500 calories each day, and my nutritional goal is still 1200-1550 calories each day.



H0KIE_GIRL
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1/12/13 2:45 P

I wouldn't worry about changing your nutritional goals especially since I'm assuming you stay on the higher end of your calorie goal? And since your calorie goal is normally within a 300 range that gives you a 2100 calorie difference so until you're getting to the point you're getting close to that 2000 march on a REGULAR basis I'd just stay where you are nutritionally.



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
1/11/13 10:22 P

If you're always (in capitals) going over your fitness calories, why not change your fitness calories to be more realistic? You can set that figure manually...



AMBERT79
Posts: 52
1/11/13 2:00 P

I wouldn't worry about it-especially since you don't want the "strict" plan. I am in the same calorie range as you and ALWAYS go over on my fitness minutes/calories and get the red warning. (and have had success) Now if you were doing higher intensity workouts like Bootcamp/P90X style exercise regimen for all your workouts, you would probably have to up your calories a wee bit. But Zumba, Yoga and some cardio are not going make your body hang on to any extra weight.

Edited by: AMBERT79 at: 1/11/2013 (14:02)


GOBO0704
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1/11/13 1:38 P

thanks! i changed it up to 1000cal burned a week and it didnt change my calories, so i guess i'm good!



UNIDENT
Posts: 33,498
1/11/13 1:12 P

You can recalculate your goals as often as you like. On your fitness goal on the homepage where it says "Burn xxx calories this week" click the 'change' link and change it to how many you'll actually be burning.

Your nutritional goals may or may not change.

But at least then you'll know ... and you can change that value back again if you're doing a more normal amount next week.



GOBO0704
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1/11/13 1:05 P

my goal is to go to yoga (50minutes) once a week, do zumba (20 minutes) with my mom once a week, and do at least 20 minutes once a week on the elliptical since i'm really out of shape right now. my spark goal is something like 470 calories a week.

last week i was able to do the yoga and zumba, and then on 3 different days i did around 10 minutes on the elliptical since it was hurting my knee (as expected). all in all it was 627calores

this week however, counting my yoga class tomorrow, i'll have burned over 1000 calories since i was able to get up to 25 minutes on the elliptial today, and threw in some treadmill as well.

i dont think i'll be able to do this every week, but even if i can, should i really re-calulate my food calorie goals? does 600 calories of extra fitness make that much difference? i just noticed the little note pop up at the bottom of my fitness page. i'm on the 1200-1550 range, and i still go over some days so it kind of balances out right? i'm not really here for the strick plans, i am just trying to track what i eat to learn my downfalls, as well as actually trying to workout a little for a change (from 0 exercising to a few days a week at least).



 
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