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WannaB2cute
10-18-2012, 09:34 PM
so if ur doing 1400 cal and u burn 200 working out do u add the 200 back into ur allowed calories?


JohnP
10-18-2012, 10:01 PM
so if ur doing 1400 cal and u burn 200 working out do u add the 200 back into ur allowed calories?

What do you want your net calories for the day to be?

How do you know you're burning 200 calories?

Is your shift key broken and if so how do you make a ? without it?

masterptr
10-18-2012, 10:11 PM
so if ur doing 1400 cal and u burn 200 working out do u add the 200 back into ur allowed calories?

I guess it is up to you.
I have a scheduled eating day so I normally don't eat the workout calories back on a typical day. but when I do I try to eat at least 2500 cal. with healthier stuff like whole grain brown and black rice.. etc. good for carbo loading if you are into running... I run/walk a lot.


LockItUp
10-18-2012, 10:13 PM
Personal preference. But, like JohnP said, how do you really know how much you burn. I tend to eat a little more on days I lift to fuel my workout. If I just do cardio I don't.



Is your shift key broken and if so how do you make a ? without it?

:lol:

Fatness
10-18-2012, 10:20 PM
For me; my daily calorie in take is 1650. I will burn off 1328-1353 after 2 hrs in the gym. I know I am burning these calories because I have been losing 4-5 pounds a week. That's How I know what I am doing is working for me. After getting home from the gym at 2am; I eat apple sauce before I go bed and drink some water and drink some plum juice.

For me; I don't eat more then what I know I will burn!

Thistleberry
10-18-2012, 10:31 PM
You can eat them back if you want. You will still lose weight as you're eating at a deficit, you'll just have created a bit less of a deficit. Since there's no real way to know how much I burn, I don't eat anything back. But I shoot for a calorie range instead of one number. Like Lockitup, I don't eat extra for cardio but tend to eat at the higher end of my range when I lift.

Is your shift key broken and if so how do you make a ? without it?
Excellent question. I'm also thinking that the OP has no 'y' key. The 'u' apparently works, but the 'o' is intermittent.

WannaB2cute
10-18-2012, 11:18 PM
i use an app and when i add a workout it calculates calories burned and add them back to my alloted calories for the day.

also is the ? mark comment directed to me? im confused

WannaB2cute
10-18-2012, 11:20 PM
nevermind i got it. didnt realize this group was so formal. ill be sure to not post here again. THANKS FOR THE "SUPPORT"

mimsyborogoves
10-18-2012, 11:23 PM
Is your shift key broken and if so how do you make a ? without it?


:lol:!


Typically, I don't "allow back" my calories. I eat my limit and then whatever gets burned off gets burned off.

stimkovs
10-18-2012, 11:30 PM
OP- no i don't eat my calories back, only eat a little extra if i need to fuel something.

John- play nice, a little cranky are we? many people don't use the shift button. although there is absolutely no excuse for the intermittent 'o' usage.

Thistleberry
10-19-2012, 10:04 AM
nevermind i got it. didnt realize this group was so formal. ill be sure to not post here again. THANKS FOR THE "SUPPORT"

I think it's less about formality and more about showing people respect by putting forth the effort to try to communicate effectively. Regardless, please don't stop posting! No one wants that! You have just as much right to be here and post as anyone else.

slayrick
10-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Wow. Aren't you a lovely bunch. Feeling impressed with ourselves today? Nine post newbie asking a question, earnestly, about something basic. Your response? Mockery. She could have been using a mobile device, or maybe she is just lacking basic knowledge. Either way someone left this site feeling worse about themselves thanks to you jerks.

Well done.

Arctic Mama
10-19-2012, 03:10 PM
I won't comment on the joke, as I think she blew it out of proportion given what was said, but it is basic netiquette to spell out posts. I consider it extremely rude when someone won't even put the effort into basic punctuation and grammar to make their posts more comprehensible. It is very difficult to help someone whose writing is so poor it is barely readable, and it is sheer laziness to not write with at least an effort at proper English. It begs the question of why WE should put in effort to give dietary advice when the poster cannot even be bothered to press the shift key?

This forum, unlike some others I am on, doesn't have a rule specifically about properly written and punctuated posts. That doesn't mean it shouldn't be the standard, however!

Now, speaking of useful contributions, did YOU make any to this poster, Slayrick? Or did you just expend the effort to criticize other regular users and not actually offer constructive advice, yourself? Lots not be hypocrites, here.

masterptr
10-19-2012, 03:30 PM
Is diet making us a little uptight?
I agree to the fact people are different whether "I think" they are rude or being a "Jerk". I can pick and choose in real life as to who my friends are but on the internet, I don't have that option and being polite is my way to go with all types of people.

Arctic Mama
10-19-2012, 03:43 PM
Angela, that's the best policy, in my opinion. A little humor is fine, but it does come across more abasively than in real life, with body language. I try to be as polite and clear as possible, too, especially where misunderstandings can be rife.

Fatness
10-19-2012, 09:54 PM
The new poster only asked a question! There is no reason for anyone to be rude and if the poster felt people were too critical of what he or she was asking. He or she has a right to feel anyway they want!

Spelling and using the right punctuation and grammar is; so off the topic! While you may put a lot into it; the next person may not! Respect is always the key and I hope the newbie stays with us.

I myself is still a newbie and I know personally; I would not want anyone criticizing me about a question. While this is a place where women and men want to lose weight; but last I check it is also for support! Support does not include "criticizing". It consist of advice or personally experience.

angieand2girls
10-19-2012, 10:37 PM
Wooooow. I actually had no problem reading the OP's post. When people text, they use short language like that all the time. Maybe she was texting? I also didn't realize there was any grammatical criteria for getting a post answered respectfully. How is she disrespecting anyone by choosing to word her post the way she chooses? Come off the high horses people.

OP, if you are still around, I don't add back any calories when I exercise...but I'd say if you are feeling quite hungry on burn days, you could eat a bit more so long as you are still creating a calorie deficit. :)

Thedollylala
10-19-2012, 11:26 PM
Depends on how much I burn, if I burn over 450ish I'll eat them back

mich24
10-19-2012, 11:41 PM
OP, if you're still around, no I do not eat back my calories. Also, this place is a friendly one! I got a lot of support from here and inspiration; I understood you completely even without the ?
Don't let bullies that had a bad day ruin your experience here.

juliastl27
10-20-2012, 12:32 AM
Is your shift key broken and if so how do you make a ? without it?

this made me laugh out loud. lets all get a sense of humor people, and try not to overreact.

juliastl27
10-20-2012, 12:34 AM
Wow. Aren't you a lovely bunch. Feeling impressed with ourselves today? Nine post newbie asking a question, earnestly, about something basic. Your response? Mockery. She could have been using a mobile device, or maybe she is just lacking basic knowledge. Either way someone left this site feeling worse about themselves thanks to you jerks.

Well done.

jeeeeeeeeeez. put the breaks on, friend. i dont think you need to be calling people jerks. at the VERY worst you could make it, she got a snarky comment. as most of us saw it, he made a clever joke. not a huge deal. im sorry if she doesnt come back any more, but some of us like to joke around occasionally.

slayrick
10-20-2012, 10:36 AM
OK last comment because fighting on the internet is just dumb.

Follow your hearts people, it’s your karma. All I know is that I have long considering this a safe space. Despite annoying posts and all sorts of language butchery, fundamentally it comes down to this: 3FC is a website devoted to supporting people that have taken the initiative to try and improve their lives. I believe that having the courage to take that step, in and of itself, should command a certain amount of respect. I am a huge fan of snark and cynicism, but it has a place, and it’s not 3FC. WannaB2cute had a basic question; elementary and her manner of conveyance poor. As a teacher I will say that the ‘textification’ of the English language is a broader societal and generational problem. Is it annoying? Yes. Is it justification for disrespect and cynicism? No. Poor people with broken keyboards get fat, uneducated people get fat, young and unknowledgeable people also get fat, it doesn't mean their inquiries should be met with cynicism and derision.

JohnP: If you feel that you have completed your journey and cannot impart your wisdom and experience in a constructive and positive manner perhaps it is time for you to move on to a different forum. Alternatively, just abstain from commenting if you feel the inquiry or manner of inquiry is beneath you.

At Arctic Mama: Ah, you’re that person. Got it. I don’t recall seeing the English prerequisites, could you point those out? Clearly you spend a lot of time on the internet, so let me clue you into a broader societal phenomenon. The English language is commonly butchered, slaughtered and maimed on the internet. It’s not a matter of disrespect. Moreover, a weight loss forum is not the place to flex your writing skills or knowledge of grammar and syntax. Get another degree, volunteer, write an article, or tutor. Don’t police an internet forum devoted to self-improvement full of people that are already dealing with a variety of issues.

For the record, I am absolutely uptight, cranky and pedantic. However, I am neither a Mean Girl nor a hypocrite. WannaB2Cute’s account won’t receive PM’s…it was the first thing I did.

mimsyborogoves
10-20-2012, 10:51 AM
Just a thought here, but I think it's time for this thread to be closed before sh!t hits the fan.

JohnP
10-20-2012, 11:51 AM
JohnP: If you feel that you have completed your journey and cannot impart your wisdom and experience in a constructive and positive manner perhaps it is time for you to move on to a different forum. Alternatively, just abstain from commenting if you feel the inquiry or manner of inquiry is beneath you.

Slayrick - If anyone does not like what I have to say they can block me and if they feel I am way out of line they can report me. I suggest you just block me if you need every post to have a paragraph about how I emphasize with every individual poster and their current headspace. I am here to help people get the truth. Other people here are good at virtual hugs, I am not. Information and data are what I'm good at.

I asked two questions which if answered would have clarified what the OP was trying to accomplish. However her ego was so fragile that my third question which was a very mild jest ran her away from the site, aparently forever. How could I possibly have anticipated that anyone would find a comment such as mine so offensive and cruel?

toastedsmoke
10-20-2012, 12:51 PM
I think sarcasm and snarkiness is probably best shared between friends and people who have an understanding of each other. With strangers, it comes across as mean and a little rude, whether or not it was intended as such. #justsaying

@OP, I hope you stick around or are still reading, 3FC is great and supportive. Regarding your question, I think the general concensus off-MFP is not to re-eat your workout calories because many of the calorie-consumption suggestions out there already take into account your activity level.

sacha
10-20-2012, 01:58 PM
I never add back calories.

IMO most people overestimate their calorie burn (some underestimate, but that's wishful thinking!). If you frequently over or underestimate your calorie burn, you might unfortunately do away with your deficit!

It seems a lot easier in the long-term, and more reliable, to just stick with a solid number (ie. the 1400) and ignore your calorie burn. Just make sure to put in the maximum effort you can! :)

The OP had a very valid question, I hope perhaps other comments can just be deleted rather than closing their thread.

IsabellaOlivia
10-20-2012, 02:13 PM
I don't log my workout calories nor do I eat them back. Even though I use a heart-rate monitor I still don't trust it to be 100% accurate. And I'd rather have the roughly 1400-1800 calories a week I burn, according to my HRM to create a deficit rather than 1400 calories extra of food I don't need.

Arctic Mama
10-20-2012, 02:59 PM
OK last comment because fighting on the internet is just dumb.

Follow your hearts people, itís your karma. All I know is that I have long considering this a safe space. Despite annoying posts and all sorts of language butchery, fundamentally it comes down to this: 3FC is a website devoted to supporting people that have taken the initiative to try and improve their lives. I believe that having the courage to take that step, in and of itself, should command a certain amount of respect. I am a huge fan of snark and cynicism, but it has a place, and itís not 3FC. WannaB2cute had a basic question; elementary and her manner of conveyance poor. As a teacher I will say that the Ďtextificationí of the English language is a broader societal and generational problem. Is it annoying? Yes. Is it justification for disrespect and cynicism? No. Poor people with broken keyboards get fat, uneducated people get fat, young and unknowledgeable people also get fat, it doesn't mean their inquiries should be met with cynicism and derision.

JohnP: If you feel that you have completed your journey and cannot impart your wisdom and experience in a constructive and positive manner perhaps it is time for you to move on to a different forum. Alternatively, just abstain from commenting if you feel the inquiry or manner of inquiry is beneath you.

At Arctic Mama: Ah, youíre that person. Got it. I donít recall seeing the English prerequisites, could you point those out? Clearly you spend a lot of time on the internet, so let me clue you into a broader societal phenomenon. The English language is commonly butchered, slaughtered and maimed on the internet. Itís not a matter of disrespect. Moreover, a weight loss forum is not the place to flex your writing skills or knowledge of grammar and syntax. Get another degree, volunteer, write an article, or tutor. Donít police an internet forum devoted to self-improvement full of people that are already dealing with a variety of issues.

For the record, I am absolutely uptight, cranky and pedantic. However, I am neither a Mean Girl nor a hypocrite. WannaB2Cuteís account wonít receive PMísÖit was the first thing I did.

I'm not a 'mean girl' either, and any time spent reading on this forum would show that the other posters are the same. I'd also encourage you to troll my posts and find an example as to where I have ever corrected or commented on the grammar of another poster, outside of this thread (in which I was commenting on YOU and the current discussion, having already helped the OP on another thread). The only one policing anyone or anything here is you, and I see a lot of snark without a lot of helpful participation and contribution to back it up. If you're so concerned about helping people with a variety of issues on this forum, then perhaps actually posting might give you a leg to stand on.

And I stand by my original post - taking the time and effort to make posts as intelligible as possible, when the only form of communication IS the written word and no broader relationship (like in a texting format) or physical cues (like a quick email written to a friend who already knows you) are available, is both courteous and the clearest way to express oneself. Again, why should anyone take the time to write out a cogent, thoughtful response to a poster who can't even be bothered to complete a sentence? They're asking for our time and wisdom without contributing even a cursory amount of their own, and that DOES set the tone for the interaction.

And that's about enough for this silly thread.

Candeka
10-21-2012, 04:26 AM
OP, if you are still here, I do eat back my burned calories. I aim for a NET of 1400. If I was to eat 1400 and then burn 200, my NET would only be 1200 which is not what I want as our bodies need a certain amount of calories to function properly. I'll never understand why people think they should eat 1300-1500 calories and then burn 500 while thinking its okay....