Do you eat all of your calories?

Just curious! I've eaten quite a bit today - breakfast, a big lunch, 3 snacks, and dinner, and I still have 650ish calories left.

Do you eat all of your calories to meet your weight goals, or just eat to feel full?

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  • edited March 2018

    i eat all my calories goal , maybe lil more :D :D :D :D

  • I try to. Eating too few can be equal a problem to eating too much. Are all your settings correct for the calculation of how much you should eat?

  • @Kaliedra - thank you! I think I've figured it out. I've changed my activity level in my settings to "None" so only my Fitbit is tracking and nothing is double counting. Cross your fingers, I hope this works! I'm eating between 1600-1900 calories per day depending on how I'm feeling, how hungry I am, etc. Hopefully this works!

  • @koppakabana

    Glad you figured it out! I just want to add that it's so important to listen to (and respect) your hunger and fullness cues; I find it's one of the keys to weight loss and health. :smile:

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    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
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  • Usually all of them but the odd time I'm not hungry so I short a day. The same odd time I might go way over so it balances out.

  • Occasionally I go under. Usually I'll get close to my goal. I've been good so far not going over, except on my 1 cheat day per week.

  • Just my 2 cents but if you start thinking too much about "spending" all of your available calories, it will become an obsession. If you're comfortably full, and you've eaten well, let it ride.

    Live Longer ….. Eat Less

  • @Lowcarb_Tom

    100%! Food preoccupation can sabotage the best weight loss efforts.

    Susan Macfarlane, MScA, RD
    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
    cronometer.com
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  • edited January 23

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  • It is good if you will count and intake your calories according to your workout and your body requirements.

  • I usually am a few hundred calories short. I try to be as accurate as possible by weighing my food, choosing the correct name, brand and preparation from the "add food". What I don't get is when I work out it subtracts calories from according to how much energy has been burned. Now, am I supposed to eat those calories back? I don't fully understand how to use that feature. I used a Fitbit Charge 2 but it doesn't track everything I do so I have to "add exercise".

    For instance, my total for the day was 1700 calories intake, my workouts burned 489 which was added to calories remaining after eating dinner. I don't want to lose weight really fast so I eat a little more but never run over.

    Can I get some clarification?

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