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Too Much/Too Little

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here's my latest dilemma I'm not sure how to deal with. I stay w/in cal range alloted by SP. I try to stick to the lower end of my allowances, altho I'm what I call a picker/licker. I lick my fingers & pick at things a lot, so that adds cals that I don't enter. But I rarely go over 1550. Then I've been doing Zumba on my PS3 about 3 times a wk, maybe a li'l more. All sounds good right??? Here's where the dilemma comes in... on my fitness tracker I get this from SP:

*The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner.

So this has happened before so I started eating more... then I didn't lose, and I got discouraged.
SO now what???????????????????????
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  • v STICKSGIRL
    Thanks for the input, Tricia. I think I'm gonna just do what I've been doing. It seems to be working, I'm down 2ish lbs!
    1902 days ago
  • v TLRANEL
    I don't know, I've gotten the same message, so I went and adjusted my scheduled calorie burn, and it still gave me the same calorie limits. I emailed SP help, and they said the dietary ranges are reset automatically if you change your exercise plan. Hmm. So mine are the same, then why am I getting that message? I did a little google research on calorie needs, and found out that to lose at the rate I want, exercising at the level I am, I technically should only eat 800 calories a day, which is considered unhealthy. So, I just stick to the 1200 SP gives me.

    Confusing!! emoticon
    1903 days ago
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