I am a firm believer that "you can't out-exercise a bad diet". I work out maybe 20-40 minutes 5 days a week, occasionally 6-- that's all the time I'm willing to put into it. But I watch what I eat and track my food here on Spark.
And personally I think that's the biggest thing that affected my weight loss and is now keeping me in maintenance.
Sometimes people set a really aggressive weight loss goal; they want to lose say 50 pounds in 5 months or something. This drives your calorie range down low, and can make it very hard to stay within your range. Also if you're consistently burning more calories through exercise than you have your Fitness Tracker set for, you may not be getting enough calories through eating. You'd need to update the Fitness Tracker for your actual calories burned.
Is it possible that you've got things set up to where your calorie range is too low-- and that's why you're having trouble staying within range? As the pp said, do you use the Nutrition Tracker? It's very helpful to show us where we're way overdoing the eating. For example, if you ate 3 servings of chips, you'd see the amount of calories carbs etc-- and could decide that next time, you'd just have 1 serving of chips.
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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