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What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator?
09-23-2015, 07:40 PM
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What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator?
Hi all,

I am new to this and am going to post my whole story soon.

I have a FitBit Charge. It estimates that my caloric burn is between 1500-2200 per day.

Brief background: Since May, I have been working out 5 days/week doing Beachbody 21 Day Fix Extreme videos (though I have been working out for 20 years) and I think I got myself into trouble with doing overly vigorous workouts too often - and not eating enough. I also have had a very stressful 1.5 years, and this summer was exceptionally bad. So, bad formula: working out too hard, too much, not eating enough, add some stress and - WHAM! 5.5 lb weight gain, especially in the middle, which is not like me at all.

Anyway - more on that later. For now, I have reduced the number of my workouts, which is KILLING ME (weights, HIIT and yoga) because I am truly addicted to working out, but I think I have some adrenal burnout, etc. That said, I still plan on working out 3 days/week (at least).

So, using the EM2WL calculator, (, I might be "moderate" which puts my BMR at 1291 and TDEE at 2001... though it's possible that I am slightly lower than that because I'm chilling out with my workouts.

Anyway, my question is, what's my true TDEE? Is the FitBit Charge HR more accurate? Or the calculator (given the weight lifting)? Also, there's a big range between 1500 - 2200. Should I just take the average and assume that's TDEE?

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What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator? - melissaseaside - 09-23-2015 07:40 PM

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