Two things I am observing in the comments section.
First, several people didn't understand why activity adds calories back into the target calorie range. The article clarified the calorie range already reduced the amount of calories that will allow a person to meet their weight loss goal. If a person exercises on top of that, they are burning even more calories than they need to, in order to meet their weight loss goal. The article also clarified that losing weight too quickly has negative consequences. An active day needs more calories than a sedentary day, so activity increases the calorie range.
Second, as others have, I also wonder if my calorie range will adjust as I lose weight. So far, it hasn't. The less I weigh, the fewer calories I need. The software should continually adjust my calorie range, based on my new weight and BMI. I realize that won't change daily, especially if rounded to the nearest ten, but it should change over time.
Another suggestion would be to have the calorie range adjust, based on waist/hip measurement and/or ratio, if the member includes those measurements. That could be compared to the BMI calculation and perhaps averaged, or have one default over the other, based on questions answered. That could make up for the discrepancies in bodybuilders, pregnancy, children, etc.
- 9/13/2014 12:32:49 AM