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New here with a question
07-05-2016, 06:24 PM
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Hi everyone! This site has been super helpful and informative! I feel like I have learned a lot already and I've only just discovered this site about a week ago.

***I am 6'0", almost 37 years old, and today 164 lbs. A week ago I was 160. I workout 6 days a week doing P90X3 and I used to run 3 days a week (Just did a half marathon on 6/5/16). Lately I have been walking 3 miles 2-3 days a week and doing the 30 minutes P90X3 workouts. I want to tone up and see definition in my muscles and that is why I began p90. Now I just need to get my nutrition figured out.

Here's my question: when you calculate your TDEE, do you include the calories burned from that day's exercise? Or is that already factored into the TDEE amounts that you see on the online calculators when you select different levels of activity?

I have a Garmin Vivoactive watch and the Garmin Connect app gives me an approximate TDEE of 2100-2400 calories each day (including the exercise that is logged with my heart rate monitor). When I track my calories in My Fitness Pal, it gives me a rough TDEE of 2140 to "maintain my weight" and then allows more calories when I have burned calories in my workouts. So today for example, I should be eating 2400 to off set the calories burned from my workout-according to My Fitness Pal.

Basically, I am trying to figure out if I am close to figuring out my TDEE (and I know-I should be more patient). I was eating about 1600-1800 calories a day for a long time (I really have no idea how long maybe 1-2 years off and on). Then in April 2016, I realized when I started P90X3 I wasn't losing an ounce, so I cut calories even more (DUMB!!) and when I was tracking then (April/May/June) I was eating maybe 1200-1400 a day. Sometimes less. And I wasn't hungry. So, one week ago, 6/26/2016, I ate up to my TDEE (or close) because I am more of a "rip the band aid off" kind of person. ;-) Below is my info: date, calories eaten and weight. As you can see there are a couple days where I CLEARLY overate. What I am wondering is if I settle around 2200, if that would be my TDEE so I am curious if I should add extra workout calories to that amount or not???

6/26/2016 1963 160lbs
6/27/16 2419 161.4
6/28/16 2202 163
6/29/16 2673 162.2
6/30/16 2223 162.6
7/1/16 2270 163.4
7/2/16 2300-2500 (attended a wedding) 163.0
7/3/16 2800+ 163.8
7/4/16 2800+ (EEK! BBQ for 4th) 165.8
7/5/16 not totaled yet 164.0

I appreciate any help and feedback! Thank you so much!! :-)
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New here with a question - teachertoo - 07-05-2016 06:24 PM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 07-05-2016, 10:18 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 07-06-2016, 02:39 PM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 07-06-2016, 08:23 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 08-22-2016, 01:00 AM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 08-22-2016, 06:29 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 09-03-2016, 02:09 PM
RE: New here with a question - emma - 09-03-2016, 03:06 PM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 09-03-2016, 05:32 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 09-03-2016, 05:57 PM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 09-03-2016, 10:46 PM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 09-04-2016, 01:31 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 09-18-2016, 05:36 PM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 09-19-2016, 01:25 AM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 09-19-2016, 10:18 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 10-07-2016, 12:56 AM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 10-07-2016, 07:05 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 10-10-2016, 01:11 AM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 10-07-2016, 11:53 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 10-10-2016, 01:18 AM
RE: New here with a question - AnitraSoto - 10-10-2016, 11:02 AM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 10-11-2016, 12:11 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 10-15-2016, 01:34 PM
RE: New here with a question - hannah77 - 10-15-2016, 03:04 PM
RE: New here with a question - emma - 10-16-2016, 09:27 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 11-07-2016, 01:08 AM
RE: New here with a question - emma - 11-07-2016, 09:27 AM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 11-11-2016, 02:22 PM
RE: New here with a question - Frosty - 11-19-2016, 01:55 PM
RE: New here with a question - teachertoo - 11-22-2016, 01:54 PM

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