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Old 05-07-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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I recently signed up at thedailyplate.com. I like it a lot better than FitDay for a variety of reasons. One thing I'm noticing, though, is that the calories that they say you burn for activities seems AWFULLY high. For example, I'm quite sure I didn't burn almost 500 calories this morning in a 45 minute stationary bike ride...

Has anyone else experienced this? It's really too bad that you can't input your own exercise stuff like you can with the food. I mean, you can manually enter the calories burned, but that doesn't really help you keep track of WHAT you've done, KWIM? I'm wondering if I should go back to FitDay just for this reason alone.

I'm sad, cuz I really like the site other than that!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:39 PM   #2
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I use ProTrack, which I bought online & downloaded. It has a section for inputting all the info on exercise, calories burned, etc., and you can add more exercises.

I don't really trust the numbers on the machines, because they vary a lot. It used to bug me but now I figure I'm using a variety of factors to gauge how I'm doing, and instead of worrying about the exact number of calories I just keep trying to do a little better than I did before, so even if the numbers aren't right I know I'm improving.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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I went out to try The Daily Plate. I must say it was easier to look up the foods I ate. They had an amazing amount of data. But the hour exercise class I took today they calculated at burning 800 calories. That seems high to me. In Fitday the same exercises were calculated at 337. I think that seems about right.
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Yeah, I've noticed the same thing -- and I remember someone warning me that FitDay's exercise counts tended to be a little on the high side!! YIKES!
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I'm right with you-- it lists an hour of yoga at -500 some cals-- where fit day lists -125? I guess my feeling on it is that I don't need to log my activity-- all it really does is give me the excuse to eat more cals.
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Old 05-10-2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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This is definitely true. I just adjust the minutes so that the calories are approximately at what I believe I burned (for example, a 45 min elliptical session they say is 600 something cals... I put in lower and lower numbers until it says what my hrm says). I write down my exercise to keep track of the real amount of time myself... otherwise I really like the daily plate!
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I've been using it as well lately. I just stopped using the exercise feature. Dailyplate seems to have tons of restaurant listings!
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