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Connecting FitBit with Calories?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One of the things I like about Fitbit is that it synchs with Sparkpeople. However I am not sure if the numbers always work. I do see that FitBit's numbers are different than Spark's numbers. I accept that.

However as the scales are not going in my favor, I wonder if I should stop connecting my fitness to my calories. What do you think? Did you notice a loss or gain when you separated your fitness from your calorie intake?

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    I'm at a place where I eat intuitively - when I'm hungry, I fuel my body with good food; when I'm not hungry I find other ways to entertain myself. But I'm with you about Fitbit estimating my calorie burn as way higher than it must really be.
    1465 days ago
  • BOPPY_
    You really have to set your own calorie budget at SP, whether or not (a) you use fitbit, or (b) use Fitbit to autosync with SP.

    In my own case, the number of calories is always at least a 1000 less than what the combo of FB and SP would allow.

    I originally started with WW online. Their services and software stunk. And, pricey, too. However, their points system/budget worked better (for me) than SP's.

    Finally, SP & WW share a complete unwillingness to improve their software to the benefit of members. You just have to adapt your program to what works for YOU!


    Lee emoticon
    1540 days ago
    Good question for the Fitbit team!
    I don't pay much attention to the fitbit calories section, myslef.
    1570 days ago
  • KLH702
    For me personally I log my food which syncs w/ fitbit app like you said, but I don't follow sparkpeople's calories, what I do is take my total calorie burn from fitbit and subtract my calories eaten to get my daily deficit. I try to get a 750 deficit everyday. Hope that makes sense? I hope you find something that works for you, isn't the fitbit awesome though!?
    1570 days ago
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