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2/19/19 9:59 A

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Lol. I have never burned 4,000 calories but I did see a post where someone did! Probably in the last month somewhere on Spark. I was just wondering how that person could afford all that food. Then I found that setting that could be adjusted and I didn't understand the explanation. Thank you for your reply emoticon



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2/18/19 1:07 A

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Personally, I think it is easier to establish long term healthy eating habits with a stable intake, rather than constantly adjusting your intake depending on how much you exercised that day. The body does have natural buffers to cope with the ups-and-downs of exercise.

That said, higher levels of exercise do require a higher intake to support them, and not adjusting your intake accordingly can lead to lower performance, muscle wastage, etc. As a rough guide, you should perhaps be eating back 1/4 to 1/2 of the calories you burn through exercise. A typical workout burning 200-500 calories doesn't require a huge adjustment, but a longer workout burning 800-1000 calories may require an increased intake.

As a side note, burning 4000 calories in a day is huge. How are you calculating that? I go for a 120 mile bike ride about once a month and burn that much, but that's pretty extreme.




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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2/17/19 3:20 P

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If I want to stay within my calorie range without fitness tracker increasing my calorie range based on fitness...which of these do I want? I don't want to deprive myself of what I need? But, Is it better to have my nutrition tracker vary every day or just stay within my heart healthy calorie range (period). If I have a big fitness day and my calories intake jumps up to like 4,000. I can't afford to buy all that food! emoticon emoticon Here's the question I'm being asked:
Are you sure you want to change your settings so that fitness tracking does not factor into your calorie range? Your actual calories burned from workouts will not be factored in to your daily calorie goal. Instead, your calories burned goal for the week will be added in to your calorie goal to account for exercise.
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