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12/12/13 11:21 A

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Start - small link on the left side of the page that says "Account/email preferences" - go about 1/2 the way down the page and you can find the button to change activity level.



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12/12/13 10:58 A

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HI, I need to change my activity level. I have it set on active-- I workout 6 days a week, and have a moderately active job, but the calorie range is way to high, so I want to change it to moderate. I can't seem to find that page. Please help!

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9/3/13 2:21 P

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Ok, thanks!! I checked the "Single Day Calorie Differential" report in the "My Reports" that you pointed out. I see for sedentary it sets my BMR to 1630. For "Lightly Active" it sets it to 1860. For "Very Active" it sets it to 2100. It redefines it to say that the BMR calculation includes your BMR plus the daily activity.

That's what I wanted to know, mostly out of curiosity to see where the numbers were coming from. I knew it was adding in my exercise to the basic range but didn't know where the range was coming from.

I just re-started dieting again too 11 days ago. I set it to the "Very Active" category, but was eating to the low number because I did not feel that the projects I was working on were as physically demanding last week, and also I was coming back from being sick so not moving quite as fast as I normally am. LOL. I also manually add in my exercise, making the calories match what my Garmin heart rate monitor tells me.

I think the actual ranges themselves are calculated as before, so the low end is 250 calories less than the target. Anyway, the first week I lost 2.8 lbs, which sounds like a lot but I don't take stock into it because the night before the first weigh-in we ate at a Chinese buffet restaurant and I did not watch what I ate, so I know I was bloated from that probably.

So I'm giving it 2-3 weeks to see what rate I am really losing at. If it made me too hungry I would eat more, but I've been at a decent level of hunger. I've been a little hungry sometimes but not starving.

In fact I feel like I should be more hungry based on previous "experience," so I've been tempted to lower how much I've been eating, though I know that is illogical so I'm just going by the results I see versus trying to out-think it.



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9/3/13 1:40 P

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It doesn't change my calorie range either between "sedentary" to "lightly active". I don't have the 1200-1550 cal range except on my rest day. I usually get anywhere from 1500-1800 cals or 1600-1900 cals (sometimes even higher, today it's 1833-2183) on days I exercise. However, this doesn't change either when I switch my activity level. The only thing that does change is when I go to My Reports, my daily deficit increases. It seems by this I can deduce that if I eat on average in the middle of the range I should reach my weekly goal of 1 lb/week. That's based on being lightly active. If I were sedentary, I'd likely have to eat on average near the bottom of my range to reach that goal. I imagine for Active, you'd eat at the top of your range.

So far I'm averaging at the bottom of my range and have lost 2 lbs in 10 days which probably means I should be eating around the middle but a little soon to tell.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 9/3/2013 (13:44)

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9/3/13 1:26 P

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No, it's actually set up for 1 lb a week weight loss.



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9/3/13 1:10 P

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If you have set yourself up for a 2 pound weekly weight loss; the change in sedentary to lightly active does not get you out of that 1200-1550 range.

Remember, for safely purposes, our SP program does not go lower than this 1200 amount.

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9/3/13 12:32 P

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Probably because I am a smaller person, both the "sedentary" and "lightly active" for me are exactly the same - 1200-1550 calories per day.

The "active" category just adds around 150 to that range. Just wondering how this is calculated or what others are getting as the difference between these ranges? Thanks!!





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