Old 06-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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How do you use the calorie counter section . I am tracking my calories, actvities etc. but am wondering what happens if you don't meet your activity goal for the day do we have to take in less calories??? Hope this make sense.
I am a newbie. Also my calorie counter starts at around 2900 but it tells me I should take in 2000 calories to meet my goal what does the 2900 signify???

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:47 PM
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Hi Shannon,

A pound is roughly equivalent to 3500 calories. Therefore, if you eat 3500 fewer calories than you burn per week (an average of 500 per day, seven days in a week), you will lose about a pound a week. 1000 calories fewer a day than you burn gives you about a two-pound loss per week.

What you burn is a combination of your baseline metabolism (what you burn just by being alive) plus all your activity. You set your general activity level when you set up your FitDay profile and that's what it uses to set your calories burned per day. Any exercise you do is calories burned above and beyond that.

When you say your calorie counter starts at 2900, are you referring to the calories burned/calories lifestyle bar? If so, that's what FD has calculated you burn in a day, based on the data you entered. If you take in 2000 calories per day, that should get you to your goal in the time you set as your goal date.

I hope that helps! Clear as mud, right .
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:53 PM
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Thank you so much for clarifying!!! Awesome!!!!!
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Old 06-03-2012, 08:18 PM
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Once you work out for the first time and enter it in, you will see the extra calories show up on your food graph in orange. I am a visual person so it helps me see what's going on. Welcome to Fitday. I hope you reach your goals!
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