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Old 11-13-2010, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Hi I'm new and I have a question....

Why is my 'burned' calorie number so high? I'm not complaining really...just confused. I only walked about an hour and a half and it's over 3,000! If someone could please explain the system to me I would very, very much appreciate it!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Why is my 'burned' calorie number so high? I'm not complaining really...just confused. I only walked about an hour and a half and it's over 3,000! If someone could please explain the system to me I would very, very much appreciate it!!!!!
a little vague...
What's your age, weight, type of lifestyle, etc.? How much did it say that you burned JUST for the walk?
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Mostly sitting with some movement, 18, 5'9 and 168 pounds. I have NO idea what the ideal is for my height.
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Old 11-14-2010, 02:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think the Fitday rate for calculating how many calories you burn during the day is really skewed. It said something like I could eat 2300 a day not including any exercise. I know that is inflated. I played with the settings to change my average daily requirement to be a BMR around 1650 because that's a better reflection of what I truly burn in a day, not including exercise.
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Old 11-14-2010, 12:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Add the hours you sleep to your activity log, this seems to bring FitDay's numbers closer to what other online calculators say. Without sleep, FitDay's numbers were way too high for me.
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Add the hours you sleep to your activity log, this seems to bring FitDay's numbers closer to what other online calculators say. Without sleep, FitDay's numbers were way too high for me.
wow, I've never done that. I just did and it made a difference.
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Thanks so much! I was really getting frustrated with my calorie burn being wrong.
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Old 11-16-2010, 02:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Where/How do you add the hours of sleep? I couldn't find it...
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Perhaps if I read better... You said to add it to the "activity" log. D'Oh! Thanks!
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Add the hours you sleep to your activity log, this seems to bring FitDay's numbers closer to what other online calculators say. Without sleep, FitDay's numbers were way too high for me.
I added sleep but it only lowered it by 200 cals...my treadmill says I burned 63.2 calories but the calculator says that I burned over 2500...I'll double check but I think I entered everything correctly...maybe not
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