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10/14/13 3:42 P

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the old way of calculating your calories did include exercise if you set up the program correctly. your calories burned goal was what the program assumed you were burning per week and then was included when calculating your ranges. what you actually tracked in the fitness tracker was not used in your ranges unless you went in and adjusted your calories burned goal based upon that.
i haven't yet tried the new tracker so i don't have any comment on that.

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10/14/13 3:03 P

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It depends on how you have it set up. I'm not sure what the default is, but you can toggle between the options by using My Trackers - Start - Account / Email Preferences. On that page there is a link and information about whether or not you want your fitness tracker to communicate with your nutrition tracker.

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10/14/13 2:33 P

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You are right it is the first. Your daily calorie range already takes into consideration the amount of exercise you said you were going to be doing when you set up your goals. If you find yourself doing more or less exercise than you initially planned on then changing your goals should automatically adjust your calorie range.

Now I've re-read the initial post and *I'm* confused by the "like SP calculate it now" bit. Maybe SP has changed something and I haven't noticed. I can't seem to delete a post but you should probably wait for a SP staffer to answer your question properly and not rely on what I just said.

Edited by: NOEXCUSES2011 at: 10/14/2013 (14:41)

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10/14/13 2:07 P

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I was hoping someone could clear up a question for me - is your daily calories meant to be before or after you've worked out how much you've burned through exercise? I mean is it 1200-1500 per day full stop regardless of how much you've burned off through exercise (like SP used to calculate it I think) or the 1200-1500 plus the equivalent calories you've burned off (like SP calculate it now)? I always thought it was the first but now SP is confusing me a bit! Thanks for any help!!

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