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UNIDENT
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6/12/13 3:13 P

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Yes it does. That's pretty easy to test and find out.

I checked my 'BMR' on a Report, weighed in with a significantly different figure without doing a 'save your goals' thing, and the Report showed a new BMR. It'll be calculated at any moment, from the most recent weigh-in.

However, Heather brings up the reason for the discrepancy. Spark will always show about 300 more than other places due to the multiplier. Note the report (daily calorie differential) says:

The BMR in the chart above has been multipled by 1.2 to account for the calories you need for both basal metabolic functions and light activity outside of exercise (such as light walking on the job, deskwork, and running errands.)

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6/12/13 2:47 P



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It may, but I'm not sure; there is no way to manually enter a BMR. However, SParkpeople does include a base activity modifier that includes daily activity calories burned. Basically you multiple your base BMR by 1.2 for sedentary activity.

I know that your program doesn't automatically update as you lose weight; you have to force a change by saving your goals here on the website.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 6/12/2013 (14:47)
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Does the BMR on the app adjust automatically as you enter a new weight? Is there a way to enter it manually? I've just discovered mine is off by about 300 calories!?

BTW, I'm using the newer android app, if that matters.

Thanks!



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