Try not to get fixated on the number of calories burnt!!
Now don’t get me wrong using trackers is frickin awesome. Not only does it give us an idea of how active we are but it also encourages us to move more and be a bit more active right?
But it doesn’t always mean it’s telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, they give us an IDEA/approximation.
So I thought I would share 4 different trackers that tracked the same hike, at the same time, same day, same pace, same distance...totally different calorie burn (my zone does say longer but I was sat in a coach for 30mins with it switched on)!!
@apple IPhone Health 1487kcals
Hand on heart I never ever look at calories burnt in a day. As long as I’m keeping active, moving more than sitting on my peach, exercising 3-5 times per week I know I’m doing enough, if I do too much I end up face planting my bed a lot more/face planting FOOD (preferably the cereal kind).
So does it matter how many calories you burn if you’re trying to lose weight? Well yes, but if you do this via tracking your calorie input (the food you eat), making sure you are absolutely in a calorie deficit then the rest is history. So the moral of the story goes like this...
Use these tracking tools as a guide.
Try not to obsess or stress.
These apps are designed to positively impact your life, better your health & motivate you to want to move more. Allow them to do just that!