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I've changed our family diet to include tons of veggies and fruits and very little meat and tad bit of sugar. BUt I plugged in all I ate today and I'm up over 2000 calories!<br><br>
What the heck! OH, and I didn't have time for y workout so I only burned about 60 today!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/jaw.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dropjaw">
 

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I use fitday and like it.<br><br>
With the food you are entering, if you have a package are you putting in what is on the package or are you using their pre-programmed foods? You can edit the nutritional information on all foods.<br><br>
What size of portions are you eating? Alot of people eat portions that are 2-3 times what we actually need or should be getting.<br><br>
AT my weight for me to maintain my weight I need to consume 21xx calories a day. To lose 1lb a week i need to either burn off or not eat 500 calories each day.<br><br>
For the activities, I doubt you only burned 60. Are you entering when you are getting dressed, showering, walking around the house doing simple activities, even sitting at the computer typing burns calories(I use the sitting and knitting, sewing category for that one). There are so many different activities to choose from. Go through each category and find what you have done. The only ones you do that don't burn off calories are in the inactivity/resting category.
 

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NO, I just used the pre-programmed numbers.<br><br>
My servings are only 1 serving I just eat different little things during the day. We'll see how to goes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Different foods will have different nutritional value. If you eat a slice of bread and use their pre-programmed foods you could be giving yourself more or less calories, fat, protein, carbs etc from what you are actually eating, iykwim. Eating 2000 calories isn't that bad.<br><br>
To figure out your calories<br><br>
[weight in kilograms X 10] + [height in centimetres X 6.25] - [age in years X 5] - 161<br><br>
Then multiply that number by your activity factor.<br><br>
inactive, just walking to and from the car = 1.2<br><br>
lightly active daily 30minute stroll or 30minute brisk walk 1-3days a week = 1.4<br><br>
moderately active, a 30minute brisk walk 3 or more days a week, or a non-desk job(cashier)= 1.6<br><br>
very active, 30minutes of exercixe like running 3-5 days a week or an active job(waitress) = 1.5<br><br>
The number you get is what you need to maintain your weight. To lose 1lb per week cut out 500 cals or burn 500 cals daily.<br><br>
To convert pounds to kilograms, multiply pounds by 0.454<br><br>
To convert inches to centimetres, multiply inches by 2.54<br><br><br>
If you are eating 2000 calories a day then try to burn off at least 500 calories a day. Take it one day at a time, keep inputting all of your foods and activities each day, then figure out what you could start cutting down. Alot of fruits are loaded with sugar. Look at the foods you are putting in and see where the calories in those foods is coming from. Perhaps some things you could start eating 3/4 a servings, or 1/2 a serving instead of a full serving. Little changes each day add up in the long run.
 
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