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I've been posting a lot lately...I think after this one I better shuddup!for awhile....<br><br>
Anyway, how accurate do you think <a href="http://www.fitday.com" target="_blank">www.fitday.com</a> 's analysis of food and exercise is? I've been tracking on there lately...anyways, today it says that with exercise (45 minute spin class, 30 minute walk, plenty o ab work) I burned 2,912. Thats 1452 basal, 884 "activity level" ( and I chose seated work, some movement for my activity level) and 576 for workout (which I think is actually accurate). Does this sound reliable to you?! If I burn that many calories, I should be a friggin stick!<br><br>
I'm not freaking out here, I promise! I'm just curious if this is possibly true....<br><br>
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It takes a lot to run your body, especially when you are exercising. It doesn't sound shocking to me.<br><br><br><br>
I don't understand the entire ins and outs of the whole system and how our bodies work. But, I do know that teenage girls need to eat more then adults and that the more you exercise, the more you need to eat.
 

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I was using fitday for awhile too but got tired of inputting everything I ate every day. Plus I think it was a contest for me to see how I can lower my cals each day. If Wed I ate 1500, then Tues, I would eat 1400. It was making a healthy person think unhealthy thoughts.<br><br><br><br>
Anyways, I thought that the amount of cals they say you burn a day too seemed high too. But, I'm sure they must be somewhat accurate.
 

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i visited the site on a few occasions. i am unsure of their nutritional info. cals and fat did not seem to jibe with info i inputted and my knowledge based on food labels of such matters. dont know--anyone elses input is great though.
 

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the amount of cals definitely can vary because fitday can't take into account everyone's individual metabolism. back in my fitday-using time (which was terrible, i was SO obsessive about every little calorie and counting everything exactly right), if i had actually burned all of the calories they said, i would have dissappeared. seriously. i would have burned myself into non-existance. of course, my starved metabolism generally liked to keep my weight right where it was, no matter how few calories i fed it. *sigh*
 

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fitday is like my bible, but mostly just for easy record keeping on what i eat i dont trust a lot of their info, there are a lot of descrepancies in the nutritional info they have, and also i don't really trust any of their info on calories burned, because its just a generalization pretty much, like on average a person will burn x amount of calories doing this activity for 30 minutes, but its not gonna be the same for everyone.<br><br><br><br>
but its still good for looking at what youve done over the day, like you realize, wow i actually excersize a lot more then i thought, or gee those long walks arent really THAT long....you know what i mean?<br><br><br><br>
also, i think that site can make it really really easy to start obsessing even more that a person might have before, especially if you alrady think about it alot, you know? i dont do anything or eat anything without immediately planning on how im gonna put it in my fitday journal. but im just like that anyway, its just that fit day made it a lot easier, which i know is a bad thing. just try not to get obsessed with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I used to use fitday a lot, but it was very frustrating to figure out portions on their system. For some of their foods they were asking how many "square inches" and how the he&% would I know that, short of bringing a ruler to my meals. I would guess and say, "Well, I guess that slice of pizza was around 8 square inches... maybe? I mean, a slice of pizza isn't square, so it's hard to say..."<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I took a look at fitday, and found it impossible to use. Most of the foods I eat have a complicated list of ingredients (soups for example), and I don't measure my food, so it quickly drove me insane.<br><br><br><br>
Plus, I was disappointed by the lack of nutritional analysis that seemed available. I was less interested in how many calories I was eating or burning, than whether or not I was meeting my nutritional requirements. Besides telling me the general breakdown of percentages of carbs, protein and fat, it didn't seem to provide any analysis of whether I was getting enough of certain vitamins and other nutrients. Was I just missing something?<br><br><br><br>
In any case, the site requires much more obsessiveness than I'm comfortable with.
 

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YES!!! that's right ladies. the obsessive part is so true. You have to be an utterly compulsive person to keep up with that program. It was a novelty for a while, but then it became an annoyance. And I am not too keen on trusting the info either. Some nutrition facts don't match up with real life....AND...I always have trouble finding a food. Even simple stuff. What I wanted was a system to tell me what I needed more of and how many calories I had left..how much I needed to eat to lose weight.....those weren't displayed.
 

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fitday.com has really helped me realize how much saturated fat i eat. Unfortunetly, i still get way too many of my cals from fat. I would like to keep my total fat calories under 30% help! ..it's all that hummus i eat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Beansprout are you saying the hummus is full of sat. fat or that its giving you a lot of fat calories? This is worrying me. How good is hummus for you if it does these things?
 

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I had to force myself from using it. Even tho it helps me track my nutrients, I cannot trust myself with knowing exact calories.
 

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Hehe. Beansprout: Eat two pitas with your hummus instead of one. Therefore, the carb ratio is higher. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
It's all relative.. Percentages.<br><br>
But that's why I don't buy into calorie-counting hooey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Eggplant, there is a chart that shows you if you are getting the required amoutn of vitamins and minerals every day. I used it a lot when I first went veggie. I don't remember how to get to it anymore because I haven't been there in months, but I think it's under "Reports" or something like that.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by fairchild</i><br><br><b>Beansprout are you saying the hummus is full of sat. fat or that its giving you a lot of fat calories? This is worrying me. How good is hummus for you if it does these things?</b></div>
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Hummus is made with tahini, olive oil, and garbanzo beans. Anyway, my point was that i eat so much hummus that it takes my total fat calories over 30% each day. From what i've read it is recommended that we keep our total fat cals under 30%, i seem to be at 48% a lot of the time. Before using fitday.com i never knew this. Oh, and all that tofutti also helps pile on the fat cals ..haha<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Just checked that site out, and I must say that I think it kinda sucks. First off, they didn't even spell flour right. They have it under 'flower'. They don't even have basic foods listed, or if they do you have to search forever to find them. I went to put in hashbrowns, and came up with something that had 21 grams of fat. The hashbrowns I make do not have anywhere near that amount of fat in them.<br><br><br><br>
So, in my book, it has a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsdown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":down:"> rating.
 

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thats why you enter custom foods, and to do that you have to measure every little thing, and to do that you have to be obsessive about it. i can do it in my head cause im crazy like that, for instance the hashbrowns, if i made hashbrowns (which i cant imagine) it would be like, ok im using about a tablespoon of olive oil in the pan, thats like 120 calories, im frying up about 2 cups of potato, thats maybe like 250 cals i dont know, then id run right to fitday and enter it as a custom food or just enter the ingredients seperately. see? its nuts. i hate that site but i love it at the same time.
 
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