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DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,573
10/9/13 3:44 P

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click above on MY TRACKERS, START
In the upper left side of the screen click the small, red lettering: account/e-mail preferences
Scroll down to get to: HOW MY DAILY CALORIE RANGE IS DETERMINED

There you can read more about the 2 options, and switch back and forth to discover what works best for you.

Let me know if you need more help.
Becky

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10/9/13 3:32 P

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please send me more info. I'm thinking I'm not eating enough without linking them, which is causing me to have intense cravings and want to binge, but linking them I don't think was the option either. :)

Darlene
Springfield, OR
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Sept 13, 2011 Starting Weight 302
May 2012 230 lbs
Sept 2013 275lbs

Sept 2014 295.6
A new Day!!


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DIETITIANBECKY's Photo DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,573
10/9/13 3:28 P

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I agree with you that our SP formula has overestimated your weight loss calorie range. THis happens sometimes with a member who has a greater amount of weight to lose; and it also happens sometimes with our program that has your fitness added in so you "eat back" those calories.

I suggest that you may find our other formula more accurate for your needs--which does not have you "eating back" your fitness calories burned. Let me know if you want more on this and can test the different option.

Becky
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10/9/13 3:05 P

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I separated the fitness tracker from my nutrition though I can still look it up on my start, report screens. It was recommending 1650- 2000 cal/ day which even with exercise was keeping me at maintenance rather than weight loss. I am rather sedentary. I edited it down to 1200- 1550, usually eat around 1400 and now I lose about 1 pound per week. You have to find that sweet spot for weight loss, then adjust the tracker. Try dropping 200-300 cal/ day eaten from your recommendation for a week until you start seeing a drop in the scale then eat at that level aLong with exercise, but keep the fitness calories separate till you see what works.
Just don't get frustrated and know that healthy eating, exercise is great even with slow weight loss...after all, we didn't get in this mess overnight!

DobeLady


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NANCYSINATRA's Photo NANCYSINATRA Posts: 2,861
10/9/13 2:51 P

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Spark is recommending I eat 2,458 - 2,808 calories. How is that justified on a regular basis when I'm trying to lose weight? It seems I'd be better off NOT getting in fitness and eating less. Do you link your fitness to your nutrition tracker?

Darlene
Springfield, OR
Pacific Standard Time

Sept 13, 2011 Starting Weight 302
May 2012 230 lbs
Sept 2013 275lbs

Sept 2014 295.6
A new Day!!


 current weight: 295.6 
 
295.6
262.95
230.3
197.65
165
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