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2/7/11 12:21 P

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I'm still freaking out over how much it makes me eat. LOL

BUT I'm eating that much AND still losing 2 pounds a week, so I guess it's all good.

I have mine set to walk 6 times a week (20 minutes a go, I think about 1220 calories a week) and strength training for 15 minutes just two times a week, but my calorie range is 1580-1990! I don't even think I could eat that much anymore! (Used to be I'd eat that in a meal, which is why I'm fat!) Sometimes it is hard to find enough healthy food to fill in my numbers. What took only a few pieces of pizza takes a LOT of fruit and veggies.

I try to be as honest as I can with my numbers here. So I get the proper feedback.

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2/5/11 2:49 P

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Great information!!!

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2/4/11 1:32 P

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Wow! This changes everything! Thank you!

Lori :)

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2/4/11 10:01 A

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I wasn't aware of this. Thanks for the info!

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2/4/11 1:54 A

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I find that when I am high up in my fitness minutes the computer will let me know that I need to adjust my calorie intake. If you go to your start page and adjust your calories burned on the left hand side then that should adjust your calorie amount to what should be appropriate for your lifestyle. Good luck!

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2/3/11 2:58 P

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Good stuff, guys. Thank you for the information. I'm a little confused, though. I think I'm still on the very small exercise goals (the red numbers at the bottom of my fitness tracker indicate 90 minutes a week, I think). But I've been exercising a lot more than that - probably an average of 90 minutes a day because I'm running three times a week in addition to my usual walk to work and walk the dog time.

I haven't seen any warnings, but I've only been tracking for about a month. Does it take some time for the computer to "know" how much I'm exercising? Should I manually increase my exercise goals?

Thanks for your expert advice!

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1/31/11 9:56 P

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Great advice guys!!!

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1/26/11 4:10 P

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Yes, NOMOREBREAKS is right. I found that if I jumped too quickly to adjust my calories, my fitness minutes didn't stay at the higher level for long. What I did recently (and may do monthly from now on) is average my calories burned from exercise for the previous 2 months and then use a range that included that number plus or minus 200 calories - it worked out to about 50 calories more per day at the midpoint -



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1/7/11 10:16 A

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You don't need to.

When you are on the track fitness page there's a link for changing your goals/workout plan. If you go into there and enter how much your goals are (that would be cardio, all 7 days checked, 10 minutes a day). Then the program will automatically adjust your calorie levels needed. For example, right now with mine set that I will do 20 minutes a day I am allowed 1,320 - 1,670 calories. BUT when I had my goals at nothing at all that range was down like 1,212 - 1,404 calories. And similarly if I go in and enter that I'm going to workout an hour every day my calories allowed goes up to balance that.

BUT even if you don't set the plan goals in there it will tell you if you're way off as long as you're using the trackers. I frequently worked out a lot more than I planned (double what I'd entered) and then I'd eat my 1400 - 1700 calories and be perfectly in my range. But what it did was it would have red writing at the bottom of my nutrition tracker that said something like "You are not eating enough to maintain your workouts. You are working out much more than you planned. If you continue to do so, please change your goals so your calories and nutrients will adjust to what you need."

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1/7/11 3:47 A

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You could also post this question on either the Fitness and Exercise or Diet & Nutrition message boards (to find them, click the message board button under Community at the top of each page).

The quick answer is "probably not"; the 10 minutes of exercise is mostly to get you started moving and to build the habit; you're probably not burning enough more calories each day to make a huge difference in your calorie needs. As you increase your exercise (and track it in your fitness tracker, if you are not already), you may see messages about adjusting your calorie intake -

You can track your 10 minutes of exercise in your tracker if you're not already tracking it - but it's probably most important at this stage of your journey that you get the habit established.

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1/6/11 9:58 P

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I just read a blog that confused me about the calorie ranges. Actually, I may be kind of confused about the calorie and fitness ranges. Somewhere I thought I read that my goal for the Fast Break portion of the plan was to just be active for 10 minutes per day some way. So, I wasn't really worrying about my fitness goals (except the 10 minute goal). The blog I read seemed to indicate that the calorie ranges were calculated taking into account that X number of calories would be burned through activity. So, if I miss the fitness goal, should I be adjusting the calories?

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