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calories burned vs calories consumed

Monday, January 14, 2013

I went all out and purchased a heart rate monitor so that I could track how many calories I burn per workout. Turns out it is more than I thought. Well I got curious to see how many calories I burn in a day... I was very surprised to see that so far today my body has burned 1900 calories. I was a little worried because Have eaten about 1200 today and my day isn't close to over but knowing I have burned much more than that makes me feel a whole lot better. I wonder if I should allow myself to eat up to -500 of what I have burned off or if I should stick to the 1200.
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WALLAHALLA 1/14/2013 5:30PM

    I like to look at my daily and weekly calorie differential reports, and compare them to what it going on with my weight. I am very careful to track accurately, so that helps me know if I can afford to add more to my calorie goal or not.

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 1/14/2013 5:05PM

    It's personal to you. If you are losing and not starving on the 1200 calories, don't mess with a good thing. However, if you are exercising regularly throughout the week, I would be very concerned about slowing your metabolism with 1200. When the metabolism slows, the cravings go through the roof and you stop losing weight.

If you are exercising, make sure to put your minutes and calories burned in your Fitness Goals. This might adjust your calorie range.

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