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8/31/18 9:29 P

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I was wondering the same thing. My job can be very active some days. Up to 120 minutes a day. My calorie range can be very high. I don't eat that any calories or I would be gaining.



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8/20/18 6:08 A

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I don't add calories based on my activity. My calorie range kind of adjusts for that anyways, the lower end is where I should be eating on non-exercise days and the upper end is a little under what I could eat to counter the calories burned from exercise. My goal is weight loss so I wan't to be at a calorie deficit. If I was doing a LOT of exercise and walking everyday, I would add more calories but my day to day activity (non exercise) does not burn that much.

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8/7/18 8:20 A

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I don't use a fit bit, just a heart rate monitor...but I use it to help track my calories



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8/7/18 6:22 A

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thank you! I didn't realize you could take off the all-day activity day by day. That made my calorie goal much more realistic.

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8/7/18 6:14 A

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Personally, I don't allow. I do have my Fitbit connected to SP but don't allow my nutrition and fitness trackers to communicate. I also delete the FitBit activity because it counts activity and not just my regularly scheduled exercise.

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8/6/18 10:38 P

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You might need to eat some of that, but not all of that back since a lot of that walking wasn't true exercise, but more of "activity." You can delete the calories portion that Fitbit added in for you by clicking on the red x next to it. Another option is to not have your Fitness and Nutrition Trackers communicating like they are right now. To do that, follow the instructions for option 2 here: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
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8/6/18 4:33 P

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I ask because today for example, I did 20 min on elliptical, and worked an 8 hour shift (much walking) and now my calorie goal is 2,700 to 3,000. It seems like a really high amount especially because I didn't do much exercise that was out of the ordinary.

I have eaten about 900 calories so far and I have no idea what I would have to have for dinner to get in 1,800 calories to meet my goal.

So my question is do you use your activity tracker to add to your calorie goals and if so are you loosing weight?

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