I think it´s really important to keep track of the calories you eat. I also use several different apps on my phone like “my fitness pal”, who track my calorie intake every single day. I just need to write down what I eat, and it tells methe calories. You can add any product you eat from any brand, and the app will tell you how many calories is in your food. It doesn´t matter if you bought it in Tesco´s, Sainsbury´s, Morrisons, Walmart, you name it! I rely on that app al ot. Also, if you put down how many calories you burned on that day, it also adjusts the calorie intake according to how much you exercise. Even when registering your workouts on the app, it also has a huge variety of workout options, or you can create your own.
The only downside to this fit band would be the battery. You need to charge it viaUSB I would say about every week during the first month or so…and after that,about every 2 to 3 days. Right now, and after two years, I charge mine every48h, approximately. I´ve tried other fitness bands and I don´t thing they areas accurate as this one. I´ve recently tried one for a while, but it kept counting too much calories burned compared to the TechnaXX. Some days I would go to bed, the fitness band would restart at midnight and bring all records back to zero, and once I woke up, it would tell me I´d burned 800 calories in my 8 hour sleep…which I found a little hard to believe. In these things it´shard to know who you can trust. I trust my Techna XX, but you can have your own preferences and there are a lot of options in the market these days.
When it comes to my daily goals, I have my fit band set to 20000 steps minimum and1000 calories. I don´t really pay much attention to miles. As long as thec alories and steps are there, I don´t care if I got there running 3 miles, or walking for 8h straight. It is important to keep track of this.
The other good/bad side to this is how addictive this fitness band is. I find myself coming home every now and then and my monitor shows 800 calories. I go crazy and start running around the house, doing little squats, and pretty muchanything to burn those extra calories and make sure I don´t miss my goal forthe day. It´s the first fit band that can do that to me. Normally I wouldn´tgive it much importance, but this one just makes it so addictive! I don´t wantto see a 99% to plan´ or a ´900´calories burned instead of 1000. The wholething is just so addictive. And this can be really healthy, because it makesyou reach your goals. On the other hand, if you have a day off and you reallydon´t want to move that much….it can get to your head and be annoying. I feelguilty sometimes for not hitting my goals, but this fitbit has proved to be oneof the best
I´ve ever had with a short budget.
I finished my day today with a total of 1311 calories burned.