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12/05/2013 at 23:08

signed up today. Everything was looking good for the day until I remembered I had one bottle of alcoholic ginger beer. Oops put me over target for calories, fat, carbs, sugar...


do people actually weigh what they eat or estimate as I did today? Made me realise how little of a clue I have about how much of things I am eating.

cougie    pirate
12/05/2013 at 23:42
Sounds like you need to weigh things - its easy to underestimate what you're having.
cougie    pirate
21/05/2013 at 16:11
Adam - have you sorted out the calorie difference yet ?
21/05/2013 at 16:47

Are you wearing an HRM with your Garmin? I find I get far lower readings for calories burned if I wear an HRM than if I don't. Which is odd, because calories burned is a function of weight and distance, rathe than intensity.

21/05/2013 at 17:05

My target calories for the day on MFP are coming out at 1200 - which seems a tad low (and quite hard to stick to!).  It's ok on the days I run, because I get the "added" calories that I've burned off, but on a non-running day, I'm starving.

I thought 1400 - 1500 was the weight loss level for wimmin.

Anyone know what it should be?

In saying that, I am finding just logging things makes me less likely to snack - especially the leftover food in the staff room at work........

21/05/2013 at 17:11

I stopped using MFP because it doesnt like the low carb high fat & protien way of eating which insidently since lowering carbs and increasing fat has meant I have lost weight and still am. I dont suffer energy crashes including not hitting the wall in a sub 3hr marathon attempt,  lower blood pressure & cholesterol.  

I dont worry about the sugar I eat. I still eat good carbs(sugar) like veg, fruit & oats but limit processed carbs (bad sugar) like bread, pasta, white rice & ppackaged cereals like corn flakes


Myfitnesspal didnt like that.  Said I was double the fat I was supposed to have

Edited: 21/05/2013 at 17:13
cougie    pirate
21/05/2013 at 17:38
Hello Nessie ! My calories came out as 1200 too. As you say its fine when you exercise isnt it ?

I theeenk its just a simple calculation - you want to lose say 10lbs and you have 44 days to do it - soooo.

3500 x 10 = 35000 excess calories to lose. Divide by 44 days = 795 calorie deficiency you'd need to run at.

It definitely helps - if you account for everything you eat/drink then you really pay attention and only eat if you really need to !
21/05/2013 at 18:53

Hi Cougs!  

Struggling a bit today - I've had 1213 calories and haven't had my tea yet!  Ah well, tomorrow's another day.......

21/05/2013 at 22:09

I've used a Rosemary Conley book to set the calorie value I needed to get down to my target weight and put that value into my fitness pal...and set a goal of 1lb a week with exercise 2-3 times a week.

It seems to have worked for me, since 02 Jan till 18 May I have lost 15 kg's (33lb) by sticking to 1800 calories a day on most days.

Should have said - I do weigh my food as well, as it has been the only way to get it right.

Edited: 21/05/2013 at 22:11
21/05/2013 at 22:20

nessie: 1,500 calories will in theory loose around 1lb a week. 1,200 is around 1.5 -2 lbs a week. 

21/05/2013 at 22:39

Thanks booktrunk - I'll stress less about going over the 1200 mark.  I hate being really hungry. 

21/05/2013 at 22:43

Nessie - I've just looked at the Rosemary Conley book I've got (it's the amazing inch loss plan) it suggests 1200 for 2 weeks then 1400 calories for a fortnight before moving to your reccomended calorie intake to maintain a healthy weight (which depends on upon age and sex)

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