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Old Food Tracker vs. the New Food Tracker?!?!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

So, it looks like there is a new food tracker that we can move over to. I wasn't sure if I would like the new one, so I opened a new account to try it out. Now I am REALLY confused!

This morning my food tracker (new one) said that I should eat between 1,200 and 1,500 calories. My old food tracker always says 1,500 - 1,850 calories (I thought it was taking into account that I was planning on burning at least 2,000 calories a week).

After my morning workout (where I burned 800 calories), the NEW food tracker went to my calories to eat at 2,000 - 2,350. That seems super high! I know that I am hungrier on my hard cardio days, but that seemed like a lot. Of course my OLD food tracker stays the same.

What is everyone using out there, and are you able to lose weight on the NEW food tracker? Any advice on this is greatly appreciated! emoticon
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  • ADZY86
    That does sound quite high. From what I can tell, the old food tracker takes what you have said you will burn a week and then averages out your calories to have a steadfast range for the week. But with the new one, it doesn't require you to put in what you'll burn each week; it just takes it on a day-to-day basis. So as soon as you track your fitness minutes, it ups the calories. And if you track no fitness minutes, it stays the same.

    I think I prefer the old version. To me, just because you work out one day, doesn't mean you should eat more that day, and vice versa. Some days I work out and my appetite is almost non-existent, and on rest days my appetite can be really high! So I prefer the averaged out version. Glad they gave us a choice of which one to stick with.
    1612 days ago
    I agree, that does seem super high unless you are 6 foot somthin'. I would just stick with the 1,500-1,850 cal.

    When I use to count my calories, I would use this site to find my macro/calorie needs:

    1613 days ago
    1613 days ago
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