Hi guys, I read online that the calorie counters on the machines aren't very accurate so I saved up $$$ and bought myself an HRM and it finally arrived today! During the the time I didn't have one, I was taking whatever calories the machine said I burned - dividing them in half and tracking that number instead. I started using my HRM today and I was very surprised about how much I was actually burning during my work-outs. I tracked it in the fitness tracker and now Spark People is giving me a much larger calorie estimate than I was eating before. Should I trust this number and try to eat within this range going forward?
Also, should I use the HRM to track calories burned during strength work-outs? I tend to lift about 3 days a week.
Any advice/information is appreciated!
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