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IDJ1973 SparkPoints: (8,716)
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1/18/13 12:33 P

good advice.. thanks

NOBLEEQUESTRIAN SparkPoints: (5,640)
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1/18/13 12:30 P

Simply change your fitness goal. The only thing that may change is that you may need to change is your. Once you change your fitness goal your diet page will adjust the amount of calories it things you need for your level of exercise

RACHEL2WRITER SparkPoints: (0)
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1/18/13 10:58 A

Thanks for posting this - I was burning way more calories than it said I should be. I adjusted the calories burned through exercise, and it says I should be eating more calories. I'm going to try at this level and see if it makes a difference this week.

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (82,009)
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1/18/13 10:29 A

If you regularly burn 1700 calories each week, go to "fitness setup" in "my fitness" (or "change goal" on your start page where it says how many calories you have left to burn for the week) and manually enter 1,700 where it says "if you know how many calories you burn each week, enter it here," which will fix your daily calorie needs to reflect your physical activity! :)

SP_COACH_NANCY SparkPoints: (0)
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1/18/13 10:28 A


If you are working out more than what you have your program set for, you will want to change your calories burn goal to reflect the actual calories you are expending. As to whether this will change your calorie/nutrient goals depends on other factors (current weight, goal weight, time frame to reach your goal weight, etc). That being said, think of food like gas for your car. If you do not eat enough to sustain normal biological functions (breathing, regulating blood pressure, heart rate and body temp, etc) while receiving calories to support repair and recovery, you may actually slow your progress and/or leave you more vulnerable to injury or poor recovery.

I hope this helps!

Coach Nancy

MELJONES3478 SparkPoints: (15,754)
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1/18/13 10:14 A

I am working out 5-6 times a week. 3 days a week I do Cardio and the other days I do strength training. My SP goal is 180 minutes of exercise and 1200 calories burned. I work out for 30 minutes a day (usually circuit training). When I enter my calories burned and workout minutes I get the message below. I dont want to do anything to hinder my weightloss but how can I work out for 180 minutes a week and only burn 1200 calories? I am burning around 1700 calories. I guess the simple solution would be to only work out 3 to 4 days a week, then I can meet the calories burned goal, but I will only be getting in 120 minutes of exercise at most. Any suggestions???

*The number of calories you should eat to manage your weight depends on many factors, including how many calories you burn through exercise. It may seem counterintuitive, but eating too little while burning too much can actually hurt your weight-management goals and the outcome of your fitness program. If you are consistently burning more calories than recommended here, please update your fitness settings as soon as possible. This may adjust your calorie ranges (if necessary) so you can reach your goals in a timely and healthy manner.

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