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What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator?
09-23-2015, 08:01 PM (This post was last modified: 09-23-2015 08:01 PM by AnitraSoto.)
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RE: What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator?
I would definitely go with your on-body device over *any* calculator. The calculators are great to give you a base-line of where your TDEE should fall, but the on-body devices take the guess work out of it as they are actually sensing how active you are. I would use the two together, using the calculator to get a rough idea, then honing in on the actual number with the FitBit.

So often, when people are just beginning their journey, they use an on-line calculator and say "there is no way I burn that much each day. No way I can eat that much..." Then they end up getting some type of on-body device and find that those calculations are (for the most part) verified. And, normally if the calculators are "off" it is because the user is underestimating their activity level when inputting their data.

Can't wait to hear more about your story and progress!!

Anitra Soto
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RE: What's more accurate? Fitbit Charge or EM2WL Calculator? - AnitraSoto - 09-23-2015 08:01 PM

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