How the Exercise Diary WorksYou can use the Exercise Diary to estimate how many calories you are burning, based on the intensity of the physical activities you do on a given day.
FatSecret estimates your calories burned according to the Metabolic Equivalent (MET) level of each activity or exercise.
1 MET is the amount of energy your body uses when you are at rest (sitting or lying quietly while perhaps reading a book, talking on the phone or watching television).
Different physical activities have different METs. The more intense the activity or exercise, the higher the MET.
Please note that there are many factors that may contribute to your total calories expended. Total energy requirements may vary according to gender, age, muscle mass, height and other genetic and environmental factors.
The FatSecret Exercise types, estimated calories per hour, and corresponding MET values
for a 154.3 lb person are as follows: