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Does anyone use myfitnesspal to log their meals? If so once you are sleeved where do you set your goals. Also have you tried a fitbit to track activity? Always looking for new fitbit friends.

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I'm a fit bit user and love it. What's your username?

"jayshann" What is yours? Lets be friends

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Does anyone use myfitnesspal to log their meals? If so once you are sleeved where do you set your goals. Also have you tried a fitbit to track activity? Always looking for new fitbit friends.

Hi! I am a fit bit and myfitnesspal user! I am getting sleeved on May 4th so I'm not sure of sleeve settings, I will ask my nutritionist at my next appts. My email is raquelcross84@gmail.com if you would like to connect via fit bit :)

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Hey there I use both. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Regarding MFP: It is not exact, but you can use the setting for carbs, fats, and Proteins. They all have to add up to 100%. I have them set at 45% Protein, 30% carbs and 35% fats. (I am thinking to change Protein to 50% and carbs to 25%) I don't know how accurate that is. I keep track of my calories weekly, but haven't figured out how to chart my protein weekly. It was a good tool, however, when I visted my Nutritionist this week. I am pretty anal about recording everything except my Water. It only measures in cups. It would be easier if it was in ounces. I watch my final protein count on a daily basis, looking at the nutrition tab. I haven't decide whether I will get a Fitbit or another similar device.

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Regarding MFP: It is not exact, but you can use the setting for carbs, fats, and Proteins. They all have to add up to 100%. I have them set at 45% Protein, 30% carbs and 35% fats. (I am thinking to change protein to 50% and carbs to 25%) I don't know how accurate that is. I keep track of my calories weekly, but haven't figured out how to chart my protein weekly. It was a good tool, however, when I visted my Nutritionist this week. I am pretty anal about recording everything except my Water. It only measures in cups. It would be easier if it was in ounces. I watch my final protein count on a daily basis, looking at the nutrition tab. I haven't decide whether I will get a Fitbit or another similar device.

Thanks for the info. I use myfitnesspal and fitbit. Just wondering where to set my goals post sleeve. My fitbit is great I'm even thinking about adding the scale. It's wifi

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I useboth

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I am pretty anal about recording everything except my Water. It only measures in cups. It would be easier if it was in ounces. ............ I haven't decide whether I will get a Fitbit or another similar device.

The Fitbit has a Water tracker and you can enter by volume (I use millilitres).

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@@mrs kaje. I guess I will have to check out the Fitbit. Thanks for your input about the Water. This may be a stupid question, but how does the Fitbit know when you are walking/exercising, versus driving in a car?

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I use MFP to track my food and exercise. I also have a Garmin Vivofit (switched from Fitbit a few months ago) I like the Vivofit because of the digital readout and the battery lasts about 1 year. In my opinion, both are only about 75% accurate.

I love MFP...I love the fact that you can scan bar labels and customize your own food goals. Please add me on MFP, I love to look at the food diary if you choose to share it.

I'm tamg26k on MFP

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@@mrs kaje. I guess I will have to check out the Fitbit. Thanks for your input about the Water. This may be a stupid question, but how does the Fitbit know when you are walking/exercising, versus driving in a car?

You need to swing your arm for it to pick up your steps (which sucks when you're pushing a shopping trolley or a pram, or carrying something down by your side whilst walking, because it doesn't pick up your steps). If you move your arm a lot whilst driving (or anything else), you may get some false readings. I saw a post by a lady who picked up hundreds/thousands of steps whilst playing the organ (no, that's not a euphemism, but I have heard of guys who pick up steps whilst doing... other things, lol!)

You can also press the button to start a timer for vigorous activity that doesn't involve stepping, so it records a period of exercise.

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I use both. I don't use the MFP macros for any other reason than to track my Protein and my Water. I don't rely on eating the calories because for someone my weight it recommends 1500. 4 weeks after bypass I'm lucky if I can get down 600 of that.

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my username is pgarcia0812@yahoo.com add me if youd like :) for fitbit

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