I have a Nintendo DS and just bought the Diet Coach program. It comes with a pedometer. Anyone find that using a pedometer keeps them on track? I thought I might take a pedometer with me on vaycay next week. Has anyone found this has helped them be more aware with what they eat and how many calories they are using?
I use a pedometer every day. I can't say that it has helped me be more aware of what I eat but it definably helps me know how active I am.
It has been a good tool to help me increase my activity. On days that I fail to wear it, I have a tendency to not throw in those extra steps, parking at the back of the parking lot, etc. Now I am also using it to help me increase the number of steps that I use in a set time period. For example, I walk 15 minutes on my break at work, so I measure how many steps I get in that walk and then tomorrow I will strive to walk more steps in the same time period.
My pedometer does estimate how many calories I am burning. It is kind of fun to see but I don't use it when calculating my calorie consumption.
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