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Old 01-20-2010, 02:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
jflamingfeet
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Based on other calculators and experience with losing/not losing weight, I estimate that fitday's calculations for calories burned, both for sitting around and most exercise activities, is about 50% more than (i.e. 1 1/2 times) what I actually burn. So if I subtract about 1/3 from whatever they say my daily calorie burn is, the math adds up better for what I'm seeing on the scale. I don't think I have an abnormally slow metabolism, their figures just seem high, like you said. So maybe try 1800 as your starting point and see how that works.
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