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SPARK_COACH_JEN
Posts: 55,777
11/20/12 1:44 P

No, that is not true. You burn calories in two ways- through your daily activities (like walking to your car, your heart beating, etc.), which is the majority of what you burn, and through exercise. The first person who responded to your post gave you a good article to check out that describes how this works in more detail. Here's a link:

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


Take a look and let us know if you have more questions.

Coach Jen



CONBRYANT
Posts: 23
11/20/12 12:31 P

Someone told me that if I eat 1400 calories in a day I have to burn 2800 in fitness is that a true statement?



ERIS23
Posts: 516
11/20/12 12:08 P

I'd suggest making sure you're measuring everything you eat and recording accurately. If possible get your own heart rate monitor as the amount of calories burned both here and on any machine is almost always extremely high... often 1 to 2 hundred calories more than actual calorie burn.

Finally, and sadly, it's not really a matter of simple calories in, calories out. It's also the type of calories. An experiment with rats had two groups eating the same amount of calories but one group was eating only fast food. The fast food group gained weight and the fresh food group didn't same calories in, same calories out but different results. If you can switch primarily to cooking your own food out of quality whole food (aka unpackaged) ingredients. It's a ton of work in some ways but can certainly help and usually helps you feel more full than packaged goods depending on what they are and their true nutritional quality.



-POOKIE-
Posts: 11,848
11/20/12 11:47 A

Have you got all this information correctly entered into your trackers?

I mean, is it set up for that amount of daily calorie burn, or something else?

There are a couple places you need to enter things for everything to work together as a whole to make sure you are being calculated the right ranges etc.



CONBRYANT
Posts: 23
11/20/12 11:36 A

Thank you for the advise, I'm just a little confused about the calories I consume and the amount of fitness. I see others losing weight. I wonder what am I doing wrong? I just feel like this isn't working out. Today, I am feeling a little down. emoticon




JENNILACEY
SparkPoints: (74,311)
Fitness Minutes: (61,915)
Posts: 2,489
11/20/12 10:12 A

Spark gives you a range on how many calories you need to eat and burn per week to reach the goal date you entered. They are also based on your age, gender, height and weight. If you burn more than the suggested amount given to you by Spark, you have to go to your "Fitness Setup" and enter the amount you burn per week manually. You can find your fitness setup on your "My Fitness" page. This will automatically adjust your calorie range to reflect how much you actually burning.

Another way to do it is to change your goal date to be more agressive but I will caution you to make sure you are not too agressive and only aiming to losing 1-2 lbs per week.

For a more indepth look, here is how Spark makes its calculations and how you can calculate them for yourself: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calori
e_calculation101.asp

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/20/2012 (10:13)


CONBRYANT
Posts: 23
11/20/12 9:38 A

I am a little confused about calories in verses calories out. I have read a lot about other who are successful with burning more calories verses calories eaten. I currently eat anywhere from 1200 -1400 calories; but I burn sometimes between 300 to 400 calories depending on my fitness for the day. What is the right range for me to loose weight?




 
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