Eat to Lose – TruVision
I think the biggest thing we hear from thousands of customers, goes hand in hand: “I’m not losing weight” and “How much do I eat?”
We cannot stress enough that you have to be eating to lose weight. We hear all the time, “I’m overweight but I don’t eat very much.” It’s likely BECAUSE you don’t eat much that you’re unable to get to a healthy body weight. And often when people DO eat, they make poor food choices.
Here’s a SUPER simple way to determine how much to eat. If you’re using a FitBit, you need to eat as many calories as your FitBit tells you each day that you’ve burned. Got that? Look at your wrist and eat as many calories as the “calories burned” section.
Your FitBit is calculating this number based on your specific body info that you entered upon registration AND your activity for the day. If you’re not eating a MINIMUM of what your FitBit says as calories burned, then you’re literally starving yourself. Your body will not release fat until it’s pretty darn sure it’s going to get some fuel from other sources…like FOOD. This number WILL change every day, and so how much you need to eat will likely change every day.
But how awesome is this?! It’s keeping up with you real time! You don’t have to worry about over eating if you’ve had a lazy day, or under eating if you’ve had an active day. Just check your wrist or your phone and eat as many calories as you’ve burned. Eat to Lose folks, Eat to Lose.
“How does Fitbit estimate how many calories I’ve burned?”
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate at which you burn calories at rest just to maintain vital body functions like breathing, heartbeat, and brain activity. Your BMR usually accounts for at least half of the calories you burn in a day and is estimated based on the physical data you entered when you set up your account: gender, age, height, and weight.
The calorie burn estimate that Fitbit provides takes into account your BMR, the activity recorded by your tracker, and any activities you log manually.
Your tracker’s calorie count will reset each night at midnight and begin counting immediately thereafter. BMR is the reason your tracker starts the day with calories already burned. You’ve still burned calories even if you haven’t gotten out of bed yet.