View Full Version : Accuracy of fitday?

03-14-2007, 07:39 AM
I just started tracking everything I eat on fitday and I had a quick question. So far all the foods they have listed seem pretty accurate, but my question is about the calories burned section. I'm a big guy (280lbs) and it is saying that having a seat job with some movement I will burn over 4000 calories a day. Does this seem right? It just seems a little high to me. Thanks in advance to anyone that can shed some light on this for me.

03-14-2007, 08:36 AM
Are you eating more than 4000 calories a day to maintain your weight of 280?

If yes, then it's accurate. If no then it's not (and my bet is on not).

03-14-2007, 09:37 AM
No I eat about 1700-2000 cals a day and I have been losing weight, the reason I wanted to know if it was accurate is to see if it is possible to hit certain goals that I have set for myself. thanks for the info though!

03-14-2007, 10:14 AM
The calorie burned thing should be ignored. Just use it to track food.

03-14-2007, 02:37 PM
Some of their foods are not accurate, but that's irrelevant because you can enter in as many custom foods as you want. Almost everything I put into FitDay I had to enter in myself. What's more important about FitDay is that it is CONSISTENT...and consistency is very important if you want to achieve goals.