I have been working out a long time, I know approximately what I burn doing different types of activity. I also use a heartrate monitor so I can accurately calculate my burn for a workout or activity. I have found that Intelliburn is really inaccurate for my burn numbers. Most of the time it's waaay too low but there are two workouts where it's over.
Anybody else find the numbers not to be very accurate?
Over the past 2 years I've managed to lose 50lbs and have finally reached my goal weight. I workout 90 minutes a day 6 days a week and I'm trying to settle into maintenance. I've never been one to eat all my allowed calories but now that I'm maintaining do I have to eat them or can I continue you eating 1300 calories a day?
How long before they're live?! I can't wait for Inferno!!!
I want to hug you - this is a community of people who care, not laugh!! My mom suffers with PCOS and it's been hard for her, it definately makes weightloss harder. There is a book written by Jillian Micheals called "Master your Metabolism" that has been hugely helpful on how to work on your hormones with food and excercise to conqure weight and fitness. It helped my Mom tons and I found the info incredibly helpful on my own fitness journey.
You WILL do this. Remember the plan today is to eat clean, drink water, get moving and rest your body - that is what you CAN do, and change will happen. Don't focus on how many lbs you want to lose, focus on being healthy and taking care of yourself, the rest will come! And remember there are lots of us here who care and will listen and encourage you!!
You're not eating enough calories. Remember that if you don't give your body enough fuel it will hang on to every morsel that you consume and you end up going backwards. How many pounds do you have to lose (before the weight gain and after)? If you have any less than 20lbs to lose you need to make sure that your calorie defecite (the # of calories you burn and don't eat) each day is no more than 500 a day.
Mine's actually from DB's Judi Brown -"Take your "I Can't" and throw it in the CAN because today YOU CAN!" It's so true! As soon as we stop standing in our own way with the can'ts we can get on with the things we really want from life with the cans.
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I find that the most accurate way to gauge any exercise program is to keep track of your heartrate and do the calorie burn math from that. Dailyburn does its best to help us get the info we want, but check your heartrate and get it exact. If you have a smartphone there are many great free apps to measure it!
Oh I hear ya! It takes time. I'm three years postpardum after baby #2 and I'm finally seeing the definition in my abs (something I NEVER had). It takes tons of work, not just cardio, which I'm sure you know. Keep up with the strength training moves, read up or cortisol and it's affects on belly fat. It's a stress hormone and causes women to gain fat in their mid section, if you don't get enough sleep, have excess stress (which most of us do) and/or have other health conditions it can totally increase the belly fat.
Don't get discouraged! If you're running marathons, eating healthy and being active I'm sure you look fabulous and it will come with time. How far postpardum are you?
I'm with you, it's a yay from here!
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Thanks for the reply Andy! I can totally understand how it's a tough science, it's based on effort, body type etc. And I certainly didn't mean to sound like I was complaining I was just curious if anyone elses numbers seemed off. I generally watch my heartrate for the best numbers
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