Total calories for the day

EllienaeDesigns

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I would like to know if anyone has used TOTAL calories in Activity to maintain their weight.
Myfittnesspal gives me 1730 a day to maintain but Activity screen shows total calories usually much lower.
 

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Soccernutt10

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My Fitness pal uses Active Calories. It imports them automatically and adds to your total cal consumption.
 

exxxviii

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Nah, the AW calories calculations are totally jacked up. Until Apple fixes the calorie calculation algorithms, I would use any other tool out there over the AW and the phone Activity and Health apps.
 
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EllienaeDesigns

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Nah, the AW calories calculations are totally jacked up. Until Apple fixes the calorie calculation algorithms, I would use any other tool out there over the AW and the phone Activity and Health apps.
Maybe so .. I've worked hard to lose 50 lbs! But I'm finding Maintaining goal weight more difficult then actually losing
 

exxxviii

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I've worked hard to lose 50 lbs! But I'm finding Maintaining goal weight more difficult then actually losing
Yep. I am 15 lbs. down and aiming for at least another 10. Although I have an AW, I am using Fitbit for weight loss. It is a far better integrated universe, and presents all weight and calorie data in one place.
 

BarracksSi

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I would like to know if anyone has used TOTAL calories in Activity to maintain their weight.
Not me, because when I started losing my first thirty pounds back in 2009-2010, the Activity app didn't exist yet. I was using LoseIt! at the time, and haven't yet compared Activity's recommendations with LoseIt!'s. But, yes, when I was tracking calories, I used LoseIt's total calorie count to determine how much to eat. If I didn't work out that day, I ate less; if I worked out, I ate more.

What I learned, though, was from reading between the lines, so to speak -- I could quickly max out my calories with potato chips, candy, and sodas, or I could eat a lot of fresh veggies and other unmolested foods, getting good nutrition and a greater amount of food while staying within my calorie budget.
 
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