Know your burn. Not a chart, not someone else's, no calculation every time. Wear one of these devices, know your burn, set a goal for each day and get there somehow. A woman at work is the same height, weight and age as me. She burns 12% fewer calories for every activity.
Charts are BS. We both now have a BodyBugg and set our own goals -- no calculations, just look on our wrist.
So from there you know what your calorie deficit should be every day..and I am losing weight rapidly and for the first time in my life I am NOT starving. I am using my numbers-not hers
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i use a bodybugg so i keep a pretty detailed food journal that includes the weight of just about everything i eat. i track using a book - something i can take with me everywhere. it's actually stopped me from eating something unhealthy - i didn't want to have to put it in my journal! to me, that's the beauty of food logging - it keeps you honest! i do the same thing with my workouts using my bodybugg & heart rate monitor.
They make the budybugg, Gowear Fit, BodyMedia Fit, SenseWear and Exerspy. All are the same product but have different color schemes and different price per month options. Vary in price up front. My secret to staying motivated. Seeing the number of calories burned go up is so great. Super accurate.
I got a BodyBugg for Christmas. It has taken me a while to get the hang of it, but BOY OH BOY does it motivate me to exercise. At the end of the day I can see my deficit (calories in versus calories out). I'm tracking weight loss. It works!
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