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Calorie Calculations 101

How SparkPeople Calculates Your Personal Calorie Range



6/18/2014 5:51:00 PM

i always thought to burn fat you had to burn twice as many calories as you ate....I dont get how the intake allotment goes up when I exercise, I would want to burn off more than what I ate would I not?


1/1/2014 4:06:21 PM

I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but I'm confused, so......ok, my base goal is 1200 to 1550. Why does the tracker increase your calories for the day when you add in your activity? Seems to me like you're just putting back the calories that you burned doesn't make sense to me, seems like this is just "maintaining" when my goal is to lose. Thanks!


12/9/2013 3:03:41 PM

MELVIN2671's SparkPage
the article is very good. I'll have to read it again. But after reading this I'm still not sure if?? When I lose weight does this software adjust my calorie numbers? or do I have to do this manually? I see that if im using the active tracker my calorie count will go up auto. but does it go down auto as I lose weight?

?? melvin2671


10/23/2013 5:09:17 AM

CHEMPIXY's SparkPage
This is a very helpful and thorough description of the calorie determination. Thank you so much for writing this article!

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