ChelleBelle2708 wrote: »
Do I need to make both FitBit and MFP calorie goals match?
After completing the profile in MFP it says I should aim for 1870 calories per day, and when I completed the FitBit foodplan goal it says 250 calories deficit - I don't actually know what this means.
heybales wrote: »
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Why should I manual log a workout?
So other exercise that is not step based, would not be valid calorie burn based on those formulas, and that's assuming all the non-"steps" are even seen, which they probably aren't. Like biking or elliptical.
Some exercises don't even have steps for all the hard effort, like rowing, lifting, swimming, yoga, pilates.
For HR devices, calorie burn for daily activity is still step based as that is more accurate, but for exercise it's based on HR formula. HR formula is used when you start an activity record with button press, and your steps are high enough to indicate the higher HR is indeed from exercise, or HR and steps go up to show exercise is being done. Otherwise it thinks elevated HR due to something else and just uses step calculation.
sarahmichelef wrote: »
OK, now I actually do have a question. In order to make sure everything was syncing properly, I disconnected MFP and FitBit and then reconnected via the web. Just checked my phone MFP isn't showing the count of my steps below my "calories remaining" equation on the home screen. I checked the exercise diary and the adjustment is showing up there, though. Do I have to tell each iteration of MFP (web, phone, ipad) to connect to the FitBit service?
joan4440 wrote: »
Does anyone know why my Fitbit one does not sync to my computer at times? To get it to sync, I have to disconnect then reconnect again.
gshillitani wrote: »
I've read all of the posts and I am still confused about one thing. I walked for 30 minutes on the treadmill. My neurologist says I must keep my heart rate ~100 due to seizure activity, and it was between 108 and 111 as reported by the Charge HR and the treadmill itself. There is no exercise logged on MFP today, though. Does the fitbit not sync walking steps as exercise? Or do I have to change a setting somewhere to have it record the steps? Or do I enter it manually. I just got the fitbit yesterday so I'm not really experienced with it.
bassclefs wrote: »
Sigh. I'm confused.
I've been using MFP for 5 years now and have used it to lose and maintain weight successfully.
Game changers ... 1) breastfeeding 2) trying to GAIN weight 3) I bought a fitbit (which I totally LOVE).
Okay. So here are my problems, can anyone help?
I have my MFP set to sedentary, gain 1lb a week (I want to gain .5lbs a week, but to account for the extra 500 calories I burn breastfeeding I am setting it to 1lbs).
Today I ran 12km in 58 minutes (roughly 4:51/km), this equates to a 711 calorie burn according to my Garmin Forerunner. I did NOT enter this in MFP, letting the fitbit register it.
My fitbit did account for the steps and intensity, however, according to MFP I have only earned back 353 calories?
Should I not have earned back far more than that by now?
I am unable to sync my fitbit until tomorrow (I am at work), perhaps it is waiting for the final sync up to estimate more calories?
Also, is there a way to check what my fitbit will predict my daily calories to be, as my BMR on MFP is set to 2090 calories.
In general, I'm just confused about settings to make my MFP calorie count accurate so that I can GAIN weight - I don't want to suddenly end the days with a deficit when I am able to sync!
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