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3/12/13 8:14 P

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that was helpful - I didn't realize SparkPeople had two numbers and I'm going to check that out now.

Thanks.

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3/9/13 5:07 P

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There are 2 numbers on your spark fitness page, calories burned thru exercise and total calories burned. The total( for you 2000) includes your BMR ( what your body burns at rest) plus the calories fitbit says you burned thru moving around. For me my BMR is1350 and I usually burn around 400 calories a day( 12,000 steps). The BMR is dependant on your size, gender and age. Pam

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3/9/13 4:43 P

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it is the level of intensity that burns more calories. so if the acticity is like running or walking at a brisk pace you are going to burn more calories there than say walking about the house at a normal pace I would subract the sleeping from the total.

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3/9/13 1:46 P

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I think I understand why my FitBit says I've burned calories when I wake up, even when I am not wearing it to sleep (the calories it takes for someone my height and weight to LIVE).

So when I see a total calories burned all day entered into SparkPeople, what is the Calories Exercise burned?

Do i subtract what it took for me to sleep and then i get the real number?

If so, how in the heck did I burn 2000 calories with only 6000 steps?

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