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Eating Too Little??

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Who would have thought that was possible for someone trying to lose weight too not eat enough? I now do...I learned from SparkCoach today that the nutrition calculator for the recommended calories only takes into account that you are exercising 3 times a week, 30 minutes each session. Most weeks, I exercise 4-5 days per week, 1.5 to 2 hours each session. I know, I am hardcore (J/K)...but really, that would explain why I am feeling soooo tired all the time and have hit a weight loss plateau. I thought it was because I just needed to step it up...turns out stepping it up is probably hurting me more than I know...

The video said that I can change this "default" setting, but I can't seem to figure out how to do it...Does anyone know how?

HELP! and thanks....
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    Go to your "My Fitness" tracker, and right beside the date should be a button with something like "Fitness Goals". In there enter what your average week of workouts would be, ideally with an estimate of calories burned (if you use the Fitness Tracker, then you can pull up the report showing your average calories burned by week for whatever dates you want). Save the changes and it should update your calorie range.

    If there is no change to the range, it may be because you've set too aggressive a goal (trying to lose too much weight in too little time). You may need to go in to your weight goals and re-set the date in there, too. You are so close to goal that you shouldn't be aiming for more than 1/2 pound per week, so should be looking 30 weeks or so out from now as your goal date. (Congrats on doing so great so far!)

    Hope this helps, and that you get a range that makes more sense for you to feel better!
    2962 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/15/2013 4:37:52 PM
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