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  • Dittos. @farendabell1 - keep using MFP and looking up items and you'll soon discover why the typing in of numbers and perhaps clicking the unit is nothing compared to finding the correct item to even use. I could see if you have gotten the vast majority of stuff you'll be weighing to be in your frequent list for easy…
  • I would examine your logging accuracy. Because frankly - you didn't gain weight eating 1000 cal or below. So eating more is not an issue. So you may be eating more than you are logging. Calories is per weight - grams, not cups, spoons, "about 1/3 package" ect. Perhaps you have wholesale changed what you eat, and while…
  • Here's a similar thing Garmin does on their own site, before even sending a daily burn figure to MFP. They now attempt to mimic the Apple method sorta. A base burn Resting calories which is actually mighty close to BMR x 1.2. And then Active Calories, anything above that. So before my daily tracker syncs I get my workout…
  • You can also create your own workout called that. If the amount of time spent on the machines vs the cardio is consistent, and you plan on keeping this up long enough to do a little leg work, you can estimate it. Use Ann's point about those 2 lifting options, pick the one that is correct and see how many calories for the…
  • Many of the trackers are HR-based, but they are smart enough to know you can't base daily activity burn on HR - that's really inflated. But some people's daily HR does bounce up into what a device would start counting as exercise, and therefore using HR-based calorie burn, and at the bottom of the exercise range that's…
    in Apple Watch Comment by heybales April 2
  • So on busy day you got an 1195 calories from all those logged activities. So all that 309 min, over 5 hrs of activity now logged separately - should NOT have your normally accounted for MFP activity level of calorie burn counted - right? Let's say your BMR is 1400 and Sedentary (Not Very Active) level means 1750 daily…
  • It really depends if you have an activity tracker account that is being synced with. That account keeps track of the daily burn, and steps. It reports those as figures to MFP to work with. Steps is displayed - that's it's, no math. Daily burn is used in math. A workout sent to MFP from another source will have a time stamp…
  • If walking at an incline makes it more intense for you - the fuel source will shift towards carbs from fat actually. Still burning both - but anything more intense is more carbs - hence the reason anaerobic is above the aerobic range and very short lived in comparison to farther down the scale, because it's burning higher…
  • Huge misunderstanding on weight loss. Avoid the tik-tok idiots (sorry I just can't believe the stupidity I see passed on) with no experience or knowledge parroting things they've heard and think they understand. Exercise is for heart health and body changes - done right can help weight loss be fat and not muscle, done…
  • If Google Fit comes back as an account MFP can sync to - you can sync your device/app to Google Fit.
  • You could probably pick a weekend and just do the distance in training, take a rest day prior. It'll take longer without the support - but setup your stuff at home or in car exactly like it would be there on ground in transition area. (don't forget if doing it from car, bring bike lock or someone that is willing to hang…
  • The time to walk 3 miles and 2.1 miles is going to be very different if it felt like the pace was even close to similar. What was the timing difference between iphone 3 miles and iphone 2.1 miles? Should give a clue to accuracy. Sister's walk outside? Both devices probably using GPS. What was that pace?
  • When MFP is using a device as merely a step source and that's all (Apple is special in this case because it'll still send workouts over) - it has no idea if a workout has some, all, or none of the steps that cause you to go above your selected activity level calorie burn. So to prevent possible double-counting, it…
  • You are using iPhone as step device? If your workout is being logged on the iPhone already, that would sync over to MFP and there would be no need to create a workout on MFP. The fact it asks for a Start and (hopefully) Duration time (should be both, and both matter), doesn't sound like the account link most have with the…
  • It appears their app added support for Google Fit. I think the Pacer app that MFP can link to can link to that. So device to Medion app - Medion data to Google Fit account - GF to Pacer app - Pacer to MFP. And yes, that will likely work just as smoothly and correctly without issue as it appears it would. Hope sarcastic…
  • Many people think faster is better. Just ask them every January when they do it again. IF you got the activity level honestly selected, and a reasonable deficit, and your workouts were 15-20 min of walking a couple times a week - ya, that's not an issue if you don't eat more when you do more. But a big part of the 80%…
  • Have you had a couple days to confirm the fix sticks?
  • The selection of different workouts is merely to change the default text label shown. It changes nothing else. calories is still based on exactly the same HR-based formula. (only caveat is some devices on selecting Weight lifting would use a more correct database entry for rate of burn, instead of the known inflated HR…
  • Wow - so that discussion seemed to have some pretty strong examples that the claim of using GPS is wrong. Used inside it couldn't possibly. Now, perhaps that was misunderstanding - and it uses GPS when it can verify it's good accuracy (and that is known generally), and from that and steps calculates a stride-length figure…
  • So lost weight usually has a double effect. Less space under the sit bones so seat height has been effectively lowered. Usually less forward weight on arms and not feeling as cramped in stomach/leg spacing, which might have caused you to be able to scoot back on the saddle. Effectively higher seat height. Did the 2 cancel…
  • Most treadmills know the length of the belt they are running, the rotation of the cylinder running the belt, and easy to know the math (though they have calibration routines too usually for after a belt change and stretch that occurs). Unless you have tons of slop and a belt sliding around on you. But walking? Not likely…
  • Just proves it's an MFP issue most likely. More entries aren't coming in from SH - MFP just has entries it didn't get tagged as dealt with so it's dealing with them again. and again. Though, there was an issue of MFP not sending back success acknowledgements due to backlog, so the sending side thought a failure occurred so…
  • Glad for that. I always hated when the FR310XT would get a glitch and thought a new metabolic profile had been installed and freeze up, and a reset was only way to get out of it. Loose all the custom screens for all the activity types - super annoying even though I learned to note all the preferences. Does the Fenix allow…
  • Sadly some people's arms just read better for HR, some worse, on these devices. Then again some people can't take manual pulse at wrist, others easily can. And when HR starts going way up that ability for some stops being accurate. Same with these devices. Suggestion is to move it further up towards elbow, which also makes…
  • On the web access method - you can edit your Sugar goal from the default 78g to whatever you want it to be. Or ignore it if it's bad data and use something else more meaningful.
    in Sugar Comment by heybales March 11
  • Any recommendations without knowing your goals would be about as useful as you just bumping around doing various exercises. What is your goal? What is your equipment? Any limitations? Time available? Your 2nd question - of course you can do different exercises focusing on different body parts at different times during the…
    in Exercising Comment by heybales March 10
  • Got remember the web and app are not united on many things. I should have stated not through the website for Added Sugar.
    in Sugar Comment by heybales March 10
  • Exercise calorie burn calculations include frequency and amount of exercise - so it needs about 2 weeks to get better at estimates. RestingHR is in the calc too so that has to get known over time. If you get some data during maxed out exertion you can also adjust the HRmax reading to improve those calc's, which also…
  • You wouldn't get the effect you think you would. The database is user sourced - that figure doesn't exist on all the current entries as it's not a field. It would take years to start seeing entries changed - and then the normal issue of accuracy, some people inputting Sugar instead of added sugar, fiber, other because they…
    in Sugar Comment by heybales March 10
  • Upper body toning - that generally means losing fat to expose hopefully muscle you got. Diet for former obviously, exercise for latter. Besides the great questions already asked - what equipment do you have available? Indeed for a lot of people, upper body is weak enough that body weight resistance training can accomplish…
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