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2013-02-21 9:23 AM
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Subject: RE: How do I count calories?

It's definitely hard to get an accurate calorie count.  Polar will tell they are dead on accurate.  I'm not so sure.   Here is a good article I found  on HRMs:  http://www.trifuel.com/training/heart-rate-training/can-a-heart-rate-monitor-really-tell-you-how-many-calories-youve-burnt

My Garmin 310 XT and my bontrager Node will give hugely different results in the same session from the same HRM strap.  I usually go with the Garmin but usually cross reference it with what the average of the online caloric estimators say. 

When counting calories I usually try to build in or allow for some discrepancy because there is no way to be exact in how many calories you comsume or burn during exercise.  I try to come as close as possible to my goal but don't sweat it if my totals are a little off either way.  It usually evens out and if I'm seeing the scale move and the fat come off it's all good!

 

 



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