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  1. MTR

    MTR Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    https://www.myfitnesspal.com/

    Trying to get healthy again, and lose those kilos I stacked on over winter.

    Now using this app, its absolutely brilliant.

    Anyone using this? First day today.

    MTR:)
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yep, used it for ages.
    Back when I was competing, had trouble hitting my target 3600 calories a day so tracked it in there and knew at the end of the day whether I needed more or not.
     
  3. Ace in the Hole

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    Have used it before, it's great for tracking calories.
    At the end of the day you can balance all out with your last meal.
     
  4. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Same problem with hitting calories....
    Always had to cram in the required calories at the end of the day, but knowing which macros were deficient was so helpful.
    Made it easy to pick which foods to consume to make up the deficit.
     
  5. Mombius Hibachi

    Mombius Hibachi Well-Known Member

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    I use nothing other than logical thought processes.
     
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  6. Bayview

    Bayview Well-Known Member

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    Nice toy.

    I prefer to:
    1. Eat healthy, real food.
    2. Cut out grog and high carb stuff for evening meals - less pasta and potatoes for eg.
    3. Cut out sweet stuff
    4. Exercise the bejeezus out of myself.
    5. Exercise the bejeezus out of myself.
    6. Exercise the bejeezus out of myself.
    7. Exercise the bejeezus out of myself.
     
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  7. Ace in the Hole

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    Won't be as accurate or effective.

    That'd be like having a broken fuel gauge on your car.
    You'd always be filling up unnecessarily because you don't want the tank to bottom out.
     
  8. MTR

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    I think what you put in your mouth is more important than exercise???. You are what you eat.

    MTR:)
     
  9. Bayview

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    Calories in versus calories out....good balanced diet certainly helps - but ya's gots ta burn it off, too..

    We can all kid ourselves that it's something different; hence yer Jenny Craig's and Lite n Easy's of the world.

    Have you ever seen a fat distance runner/walker/triathlete...
     
  10. pinkboy

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    Are you sure about that?

    pinkboy
     
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    What you eat is important and ideally a balance of activity/exercise and favourable nutrition will assist both health and fitness. On the flip side, many health commentators contend that given a choice between sedentary and good nutrition and active exerciser with poor nutrition, the latter is preferred. Sitting is the new smoking and a lack of activity is likely to impact on the current generation children coming through into adulthood. Standing desks are starting to appear in workplaces and there are treadmill desks coming onto the market that are slow enough and smooth enough to allow people to work with accuracy at a work station.

    Lack of movement is the biggest killer.

    As mentioned though a balance b/w diet/nutrition and exercise is ideal.
     
  12. proper_noobie

    proper_noobie Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. It's difficult to outrun your food. It's easier to not eat or drink calories than to burn them off.
     
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    And are you sure about that?



    pinkboy
     
  14. proper_noobie

    proper_noobie Well-Known Member

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    Effort to eat less: none (willpower)
    Effort to walk off calories: 150-300/hour
    Riding, swimming and jogging obviously more.
     
  15. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Pinkboy is a triathlete and world record holder cyclist. He eats all kinds of crap - seems that training hard is where the real reward comes from.
     
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  16. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    I've found that to loose weight, I need to be very careful about what I eat. Exercise isn't going to do it on its own.

    I'll loose weight if I'm good with my diet, but if I add exercise to this, it really helps.
     
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    You've confused me. It sounds like you disagree the easiest way to lose excess weight is to just not consume it, simply eliminate empty calories like alcohol, soft drinks, sugar loaded foods and simple carbs.

    Of course a professional cyclist will have a much bigger calorie requirement than most people, especially sedentary jobs like office work.
     
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    My point is for most people who burn less than 2500 kcal per day, a few extremely simple things to change, long before learning about macros are:
    - Use Myfitnesspal - as the average person doesn't know about CICO, apps like that greatly help bring daily consumption down to 1500-2000kcal/day.
    - Don't snack
    - Don't drink any soft drink
    - Get a digital scale and weigh everything and enter everything, including water, into MFP
    - Never have "cheat days". You're only cheating yourself.

    I've been bigger in the past and didn't know any of the above. Once I learned, I don't need an app to quite accurately guess how many kcals there are in food I make.

    Just like smart property purchasing, educate and discipline yourself for great rewards.
     
  19. D.T.

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    Im countering your earlier point about not being able to outrun your diet when there's an example right in front of us who does so.
     
  20. MTR

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    Exercise etc is great, but most are not professional athletes, average person may work out for 30 minutes per day, do the maths, it's not huge in terms of calorie reduction. Not saying it won't help, however calorie intake is key to losing weight.
     
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