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LADYSTARWIND's Photo LADYSTARWIND Posts: 5,377
3/2/18 6:30 P

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Think about the significance of *46* calories! Unless you are to the maintenance phase and (trying to micro manage) eating your calories back... does it really matter? Probably not!! If your calorie range is above 1500... 46 calories is like 3% of that.... and your daily range of 1500- 1800 is 300 calories or 20%.

I mostly track to keep myself accountable on the TIME I exercise...not the calories. Like the previous person, I track the smaller number if there is a discrepancy... and I wouldn't worry at all about 46 calories in any case....
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3/2/18 4:31 P

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If I ever have doubt about the calories I have burned, I always log the smaller numbers.

You never know when those machines were last calibrated, if ever.

A heart rate monitor may be useful for recording calories burned, which is what I use and it never matches machines or databases. Though, it is pretty close to the databases.

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2/27/18 11:03 P

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Normally I would say to go with our database figures since cardio machines typically over estimate calories burned. Since that is not the case here, I would go with the other figures just so you aren't over estimating what you actually did. The bikes would know what type of resistance and speed you were doing, so it may be more accurate than that particular listing in our tracker.

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2/27/18 9:30 P

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I went to the gym today and spent a short duration on a recumbent stationary bike, and a normal stationary bike.

Stationary: 18 Minutes, 3 miles, 84 calories burrned
Recumbent Stationary: 18 Minutes, 2.03 miles, 73 calories burned.

When I went to try to enter the activity in the fitness tracker, They only had moderate, so I put in the 15 minutes, and it gave 203 calories burned.

I know they are both estimates, but I normally don't see such a huge difference. Which one should I base my calories burned for the day on?



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