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I can't (and won't) eat that many calories.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I went ahead and changed my nutrition tracker. It's now the "new way" and is connected with my fitness. Today I ran, did some strength training, stretched, and did lots of walking. The new nutrition tracker raised my calories for the day 600 calories! emoticon

There is NO WAY I am eating over 2,100 calories. My "old" calorie range is 1550-1800. I occasionally, on rare occasion, would go over 1800 if we have a party or a celebration. However, I would not be comfortable "just eating" that many calories. I am going to listen to my body on this one and if I'm full, then I'm not going to eat.

If I want to eat something, I eat it in moderation. Today I had my last Mackinaw Island Fudge Ice Cream until next summer. I shared a cone with my husband so I didn't "go overboard," but I did partake.

I am really interested to see what the calorie range will be on a day when I'm not working out as much. Overall, I think it's a great idea to modify the calorie range depending on the exercise level. We'll just have to see.....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IFDEEVARUNS2 7/26/2013 10:48AM

    make it work for you!

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CAROLYN0107 7/26/2013 9:37AM

    I have not combined the two trackers yet but I usually only use the fitness tracker. Today I'm tracking food though, and I know I should every day.

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MADEIT3 7/26/2013 8:53AM

    Absolutely do what works for you. I think a lot of the calorie and nutrition advice here at Spark (and most other places) if based on what the dieticians believe rather than on anything "real." You know your body best.

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MIRAGE727 7/26/2013 8:39AM

    As I've always said on this journey, I will adapt my numbers to what works for me. I'm always playing with it but I just use "recommended" numbers as guidelines. I must adjust to suit us. Stay strong, stay focused.

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KALIGIRL 7/26/2013 8:22AM

    Interesting - not sure the technology can measure the intensity of our workouts (calories burned) and I'm with you - don't want to consume differing amounts on differing days.
Tools are tools and nothing more...

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KANOE10 7/26/2013 8:19AM

    I could not eat over 2100 calories either without gaining. I also think your calorie level is affected by exercise. Good luck in finding what works for you!


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KPETSCHE 7/26/2013 7:24AM

    I've been kicking this around but haven't decided which way to go. I'm interested to see what you think about the "new way" - keep us posted please.

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WATERMELLEN 7/25/2013 9:59PM

    SP has always thought that I could eat a whole lot more calories than I know (from experience) I CAN eat and maintain . . . so I'm not planning on changing to the new system.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/25/2013 8:17PM

    Wise choice, there. By now I know what my maintenance range is. And it's based on my average weekly exercise, not a specific day.

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