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6/13/12 10:27 A

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I did my own based on how many calories my body actually burns. It comes out pretty close to what SparkPeople and Bodymedia both recommend, though.

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6/12/12 11:44 P

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Did you girls let the Bodymedia site calc your calories or did you do your own thing???


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5/22/12 11:40 A

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I have had my bodymedia armband for over 2 months now and am loving it. I do think that the calories burn is accurate but I believe there is more science to losing weight than just the calorie deficiency. There are so many other factors to take into consideration, like muscle gain, water retention, starvation mode and so forth. The way I look at it, is if I reach my goals of burning my recommended daily calorie burn and eating healthy I am happy because I did what I set out to do The weight might not come off as quickly as I want it to sometimes but the BodyMedia keeps me accountable and I know that I am moving in the right direction.

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5/20/12 5:50 P

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I have struggled with mine for over a month and have found to loose weight I need to eat around 1500-1600 calories even though it tells me I can eat 1760. If I burn between 2300-2500 calories a day and have slowly started loosing weigh.

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5/14/12 4:35 P

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I have had the bugg for about 6 weeks now and think I have become permanently attached. I do find the calorie burned pretty close to Sparkpeople in most cases except when I go on my bike rides.... On my return today I was on my bike for 2 1/2 hrs and averaged 14 mph going 35 miles BB stated a calorie burn of 785 calories and sparkpeople had almost double that at over 1500 calories.....Think I will ere towards the Bugg. Just wish their food tracker was as good as Sparkpeople or at least transferable.





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5/1/12 3:02 P

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What is your intake? It's a balancing act--keeping a calorie deficit that's high enough to lose but not so high that your body starts holding onto everything you're eating. Make sure you're getting enough water and enough sleep, too; all of those things play into how much you gain or lose over time.

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5/1/12 2:59 P

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I've been struggling with the same thing. I've had my Body Media Fit for almost a month now, and I haven't lost a pound. The device says I burn around 2,900 calories without working out and going to the gym. I think I'm going to use it, but assume my total calories burned are about 10% less and compare that to my nutrition on SP.

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4/26/12 9:25 A

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Yep, my thoughts exactly! Losing and maintaining is an art, not a science, sometimes! ;)

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4/25/12 6:26 P

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I know--that's what we've always been taught, isn't it? If calories burned is greater than calories consumed then that equals loss.

If the device is 90% accurate and the error is on the side of overestimating calories burned, that would mean you could be burning as much as 10% less than it says (for 2000 calories a day that'd be 200 calories less). Add in the likelihood (for me, at least) that calories consumed are being underestimated since I'm not good about weighing and measuring everything, and the deficit could quickly shrink to little or nothing.

Also, if you add in the extra factors like retaining water from too much sodium, muscles rebuilding after strength training, the body going into starvation mode from eating too little, and probably a dozen other things that can affect our weight and the speed of our weight loss . . . makes me crazy to think about it too much!

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4/25/12 6:05 P

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Here's the thing that's confusing to me - *any* deficit should ultimately led to a loss over time. So why do we all seem to struggle with finding the "right" deficit? It isn't logical, which is what makes me think that my device is overestimating *and* I'm underestimating.

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4/25/12 8:34 A

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Yeah, getfit2live, that's been my issue too. Finding that "just right" spot where I am in a deficit enough to lose. Too many times it seems like I'm either WAY below on calorie consumption therefore I go into starvation mode or I'm just a bit too high on calorie consumption which means the scale doesn't budge. Very frustrating.

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4/17/12 5:44 P

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I do think my bodybugg is pretty accurate; these things are rated at a 90% or better accuracy rate, and that seems about right. It gives me at least a general guideline as to what my body is actually burning; the thing for me has been finding my "sweet spot" as far as how much of a calorie deficit is enough to lose at a reasonable rate without being too much. For me, it seems like a deficit around 700 calories a day is just about right; much more or less than that and my weight either gets stuck for long periods or goes up.

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4/14/12 12:38 A

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I think generally speaking my Body Media GWF is fairly accurate, though I suspect two things: I think it overestimates some, and I think I underestimate on intake as well. But to show trends in my activity and calorie burn, it's still quite helpful.

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4/13/12 4:42 P

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I cannot help you. I just started my Body media today. I plan to track my food on there website but I am not going to use their calories...way to high. Please keep me informed. I purchased a display with mine.

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4/13/12 12:06 P

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Hey all,
Question.
How accurate do you really think our armbands are?
Mine says on a slow day I tend to burn around 2300 to 2500 calories. On a good day (which means I went to the gym and it's a weekend) I will burn more like 3200 to 3500.
Now, if I track my food here, and track my calorie burn on the GWF website then I'm in a deficit some days of about 800 to 1000 calories each day. I've tried increasing my intake to get a closer deficit and I've tried limiting calories to get a bigger one but each time I have yet to lose any as of late (the worst ever plateau that I cannot break free of! Don't get me started on this one!)

Any other people experience this?

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