PAV8888 wrote: »
Strength has a strength to weight component.
Set to maintain and let MFP and Garmin sort.
Set Garmin eating to maintain not to arbitrary target too.
Not sure if we're on the same page: any data we had as of the last time I looked at what you posted was that if Garmin said you needed 3000 Cal to maintain, you actually needed about 3150 to do so (obligatory disclaimer: based on past performance and data as given, time period is shorter than ideal, future performance not guaranteed based on past data )
Your narrative seems to imply you are thinking the opposite.
I note that my own experience does imply that at some level of extremely caloric exercise needs decrease relative to models (and there is a hunter gatherer tribe study somewhere that sort of points to that). This doesn't mean you can assume with impunity that this is the case without any corroborating evidence--which would be what you would be doing if you consistently fuel with 3150 when the only evidence other than hunger levels (which for quite a few people actually tend to work better than even the most careful logging) points to you needing ~3800!
heybales wrote: »
Garmin does take the eating goal from MFP.
I just changed mine Mon, so either there is an issue, or it doesn't work great, or a delay perhaps - because it finally updated today.
But with their method of math, which I still don't understand - you can't follow those eating guidelines at all.
I think they had an initial understanding of what they wanted to request from MFP, but they were wrong.
Put weight goal where you want it - it's for their Weight tracking section is all, not used in any math.
Current weight is important, as it determines the RMR calorie burn, and the movement based burn on distance.
3-5 lbs probably significant enough to matter.
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