Exercise and Weight Diary

previous topic
Belize Scott

Joined: Nov 12
Posts: 6

Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 10:07
I don't like the fact that the site pre-programs in the calories burned. There needs to be a modification which allows us to put whatever we want in that or even zero it out and only look at the calories we burn doing specific exercises. And it would be nice if we could put in the exact calories that our heart monitors are providing rather than the calculator in this program. This program is VERY generous in what it says is burned during a spefific exercise.

Joined: Apr 12
Posts: 916

Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 10:37
I wish it would give more choice in terms of speeds for running and walking I.e. there is no 4km walking speed etc

But as a rule it works for me

I tend to slightly under record activity and slightly over record eating to keep a.margin for error

Joined: Aug 12
Posts: 322

Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 02:53
There is the option of 'other' in the exercises which allows you to enter an exercise time and calories. So if you do for example walking on a treadmill at 5kph and the machine said you burnt 203 calories then you can enter the details exactly.

Joined: Nov 11
Posts: 811

Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 23:08
The point of having the 'default' calories (resting/sleeping) is so that you can see what kind of calorie deficits you are creating. Obviously this won't be an exact science, but it should get you pretty close. If you think it is overestimating your base of calories burned, you can always change it to 24 hours of sleeping, which should come out to be the lowest possible numbers of calories burned without exercise. If you zero it out, then your calculated calorie deficits will be enormously overestimated.

And like johnnybadback said, you can always select the "other" option for entering exercise/calories. I pretty much always use that as my option for entering my calories burned as recorded by my heart rate monitor. You're right, FS typically overestimates the calorie burn for many activities.

Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.

Forum Search
Advanced forum search

Latest Posts

Inputing only macros
I wanted to ask if there is a way to input only macros instead of finding all the individual ingredients. I'm on a box diet so my meals come with the macros and it's too much of a pain to input ...
by tomaskrejci84 on 20 Oct 16 07:38 AM
Something is wrong with this site!
Now mine is normal again.
by Hermiones Mom on 19 Oct 16 11:55 PM
Fitbit has an open API
FatSecret wrote: For now give [url=https://fitmess.herokuapp... a try. Sync with Fitbit works great! ;) :p Gave fitmess a try - doesn't seem to work. Can't believe nothing official is avai ...
by Brightest Light on 19 Oct 16 05:05 AM
Change Language
You could use the website through a browser on your phone, rather than the app. Sign into the FatSecret website for the country of your choice.
by kpwcalories on 18 Oct 16 12:39 AM
How do we create a new custom food?
Hi there, From the following link you will be able to create a new custom food. wwww.fatsecret.com/Diary.aspx?... Be sure to select "My own custom food entry" All the best, The FatSecret ...
by FatSecret on 13 Oct 16 05:25 PM