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2/13/18 8:40 P

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I guess I just get frustrated by everyone thinking our body functions as a calculator. emoticon



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2/13/18 6:51 P

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You're at a good loss rate right now, so I'd say to shoot for eating back half of your calories.

The reasons most people say to eat back half is due to the simple fact that fitness trackers and the machines tend to WAY overestimate burn.

Unless you're wearing a chest HRM and using a good app that takes your stats and type of activity into account, most likely anything you enter is going to be higher than what you actually burned.

So, keep track of it. Also, be aware that if you are just starting out with new activity, the scale may not cooperate for awhile due to retained water in your muscles (among other reasons)!! So take some measurements now, and measure weekly. That will be a better indicator than the scale. If things stagnate for more than 3 weeks, increase your exercise or reduce your calories.

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2/10/18 8:21 P

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A pound a week is already a good loss.



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2/10/18 5:04 P

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A pound of fat represents around 3500 calories. So to lose a pound a week (more), you need to run a calorie deficit of around 500 calories per day.

When you are starting out exercising, 30 minutes will probably burn around 200 calories. And that's probably something you don't really need to make any adjustments to your intake for.

As you build up a habit of regular exercise, and increase the intensity and duration of exercise, you may find yourself burning 400-500 calories per workout. And that's probably something you do need to adjust your intake for - adding say around 1/4 of the calories burned. Having the extra in the form of a post-workout snack can help avoid feeling ravenous later.

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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2/10/18 3:26 P

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I am able to lose 1 pound a week on my current diet.

I am planning on working out again.

Do I eat into my calories burned by half to hopefully lose 2 pounds a week?
Or do I not eat into the calories burned, to hopefully lose 2 pounds a week?

Science of weight loss is not my specialty lol

I will either do 30 minutes of cardio or 45, I have to start slow right now due to fibromyalgia.



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