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Old 02-17-2011, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just joined and am really happy with this site. It does the math for me and makes my daily intake soooo easy to do

I do have a question. I do water aerobics M-T and according to the activites thing that is 254 calories. I am on a 1800 a day or less diet for Diabetes and according to my goals that is also what the software here came up with. OK - so, do I deduct the 254 calories from the 1800 on my no exercise days or is that 1800 figure based on my overall lifestyle?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi kismet,

Welcome! Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what happens is that the 1800 is based on your overall lifestyle -- on the days that you do water aerobics, you're simply burning the extra ~250 cals, which will help you lose weight a little bit faster.

Or, you could add the extra ~250 cals on those days and your "burn" every day would be the same, but I think if you're supposed to be on an 1800 diet regardless of activity, maybe you shouldn't do that ^_^ In that case, the exercise if just helping you lose weight a little more easily.

Goodness, that answer might be confusing!
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you, Taubele. That does make sense to me. It's just been hard to believe that I could reach my goal on 1800 calories a day. That's a good amount of food and I am not hungry. I eat every 3 hours and keep my carbs to 220 or less. For Atkins folks thats a carb buffet
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:51 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi kismet,

Welcome! Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I think what happens is that the 1800 is based on your overall lifestyle -- on the days that you do water aerobics, you're simply burning the extra ~250 cals, which will help you lose weight a little bit faster.

Or, you could add the extra ~250 cals on those days and your "burn" every day would be the same, but I think if you're supposed to be on an 1800 diet regardless of activity, maybe you shouldn't do that ^_^ In that case, the exercise if just helping you lose weight a little more easily.

Goodness, that answer might be confusing!
Your lifestyle does not include any exercises, you can add that in with the activities tab. IMO I would also log sleep. Don't forget the weight goal tab, put your goal date and goal weight in there.
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