I was looking at buying an activity monitoring system to track and get an idea of how many calories i really burn in a day, how well i sleep, ect. They all have pros and cons. Does anyone use one they like or have one they didn't like? I would love to hear opinions about activity monitors like the fitbit, BodyMedia fit CORE, Strive and others.
I joined the Chew Your Food challenge.
I second Kawaiola, check out the videos the easy ones are really quite easy A LOT easier than P90. also try starting with the shorter work outs and work up to the longer ones. i also highly recommended the cardio work outs they don't tend to be difficult but if you need to stop for a second you can no shame in that. we all start where we start.
this is all true but again that is if you are under eating and malnourished. men should maintain on average 1500-2000 cal/day. if you are over 1500 i would not worry about it. Anemia is a condition caused by low iron, cachexia is a starvation condition not a problem if you are eating even a small amount day, bone break down would be caused by a lack of calcium or vitamin D, again if you are eating healthy and are not a women over 50 this should not be a concern. the fatigue is the only one of these symptoms likely to effect you if you are under eating by only 200 cal. if you feel fatigue you may want to try and up your cal but if you are eating your fill and are under your cal/day your body is telling you something there... i would also look over your choices of food. if you are eating a lot of fiber and veggies that might be why you are coming in low but feel full. if you are trying to bulk up you might try more protein...other wise listen to your body.
It is so cool that you asked this today cause i just figured it out! the nutrition challenges come in 1 by 1 you choose to take the challenge and you have how ever many days to do it. if you are successful then you earn the rewards. the social challenges are for answering or asking questions on the boards. the work out challenges are based on the video you chose. some of the videos have pushup challenge some have squats some have pullups. you can see which challenge a video has by selecting it and seeing which stats pop up on the "work out" tab before you start the work out. you can see what is required by each challenge by clicking the bar where your ranking is displayed. on the right hand side is the box with the awards, it has different tabs for each category. If you scroll your mouse over each one it will tell you what you must do to complete it. except the nutrition ones, cause you can only do the challenge that is offered as far as i can tell. i hope that is helpful.
I joined the Eat Smart on the Go challenge.
I successfully completed the Take Your Daily Multi-V challenge.
If you want to use the daily burn calorie counter you can find it here https://tracker.dailyburn.com/v
and if you follow the meal plan laid out here you can keep track of it there. there are also better trackers out there. my favorite is http://caloriecount.about.com/
but myfitnesspal is also good. both have apps for your phone which you can scan bar codes of your food to log it and things like that.
so how do you measure calories or your biking?
I was looking at buying one and they all have pros and cons does anyone use one they like or have one they didn't like. I would love to hear opinions about activity monitors like the fitbit and others.
could also be blood toxicity. when you work out you build up toxins in your blood from the break down of muscle tissue. sometimes when people first start working out they feel sick after a really strenuous work out. its the same reason people through up some times during a really tough work out. i hope by now it's cleared up
no one ever got fat on fruits and veggies
how has this been working for you? looking at it, it doesn't seem horrible though the " protein drink" could be questionable depending on calorie and sugar content. have you tried logging your food to see where you stand on the balance of crabs to protein cause i would also be concerned about over doing protein based on this. just curious if you stuck to this and it has worked out.
there are a lot of really great free tackers out there. here are my favorites the good divers workouts and the calorie burn estimation, the challenges and points motivation and the nutrition are hard to find. I haven't been here long but i really like it so far. I don't however like the tracker at all though it is available for free in a modified form. i like these ones better as they give you more info and have more extensive food information so you don't have to check labels while you are tracking.
also remember if you are a runner you body is used to running so you may feel less fatigued because your running muscles have a lot of endurance where as when you use weaker muscles during your work outs they will feel it more.