Total calories for the day

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by EllienaeDesigns, Apr 29, 2016.

  1. EllienaeDesigns macrumors newbie

    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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  2. Soccernutt10 macrumors newbie

    Soccernutt10

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    My Fitness pal uses Active Calories. It imports them automatically and adds to your total cal consumption.
     
  3. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    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.
     
  4. EllienaeDesigns thread starter macrumors newbie

    EllienaeDesigns

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    Maybe so .. I've worked hard to lose 50 lbs! But I'm finding Maintaining goal weight more difficult then actually losing
     
  5. exxxviii macrumors 65816

    exxxviii

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    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.
     
  6. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

    BarracksSi

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    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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