If you know the number of calories you burn (average) per week, go to your Fitness tracker page and click on the CHANGE FITNESS GOAL button. Then, scroll all the way down to CARDIO SETUP and enter the number of calories you estimate (or you know for a fact if you are using a heart rate monitor) you burn weekly, this will automatically change your calorie range on your nutrition page.
Very useful, if you happen to train for an event and exercise more than usual because you would need to eat more. The other way around is also possible, of course.
if I need to adjust my calorie range I would talk to my DR or see the dietician.
the other thing is if I make changes to my calorie range I believe it will be imperative to track everything that happens for a few weeks to see if I A. Gain B. Lose C. Stay the same. And then make changes accordingly.
A word of caution I like to throw out from personal experience is to be careful about calories ranges. I was tracking all my calories both in and out and I thought I was doing fantastic but for some reason I was not making any progress. My sponsor told me that I was underestimating the amount of calories I was eating and over estimating the amount of calories I was exercising. I was angry because I was trying SO hard. But the numbers don't lie, I don't put much stock in the scale as I think its more of a negative tool than a positive one its far to easy for me to become a slave to those numbers, however its good to see progress one way or another from time to time to let me know if I need to adjust my plan of action.
to me its a big puzzle that constantly changes day in and day out and I have to remain fluid and flexible to change with it. some days I have good days, some days not so much but its all experience, its just up to me to learn from it :) You could always try making some changes on your own and see what happens but if you aren't comfortable with that I would DEFIANTLY seek professional advice to get you started, that's my 2 cents worth you may take it or leave it :) Have a great day
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