What's up with my calories?

I have tried using carb manager in the past and did great......... Once. Nice weather hit and I began running 5-6 miles a day and I stopped losing weight. In fact I gained it, all while tracking my food. So I gave it a break. A few months later I tried it again and just cannot lose anything. NOW I decided to try the app again with the premium plan and synched my Fitbit tracker. I only run 3 days a week and do HITT and strength training another day. I'm SO CONFUSED 馃. My carb manager says I have a huge deficit? Am I suppose to eat more calories......because let me tell you I can make that happen! Is this lack of calories what hurt me before or is my tracker a fluke? Just fyi I've been doing keto well for 50 days while exercising and only lost 5 pounds. I only recently bought the premium to synch my fit bit. I'm trying to wiggle around here and figure out if I have messed up my metabolism or not馃う馃う馃う any suggestions would be so appreciated. I want the results I had before馃槶馃槶馃槶

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  • Unless you change the setting CM will factor calories burned into your net calories for the day. Is that what's happening? Whether to eat back all or some of those calories is an individual decision but for those that exercise strenuously more calories might be needed.

  • Hello! It's good that you use a tracker, I want to try it too. Is it good enough? You may have a huge deficit, I think you have to count it. You have to eat at least 1200 calories, it's stressful for your body, that's why you have to eat enough. 

  • I would invest in a scale that also measure body fat percentages. When you exercise and lift weights you gain some muscle weight. Sometimes your weight won't go down on a scale but your bf percentage will which means your adding muscle weight and still losing fat. 

  • Hubert Cave said:
    I would invest in a scale that also measure body fat percentages.

     The Bioelectrical Scales the measure body fat are incredibly inaccurate.  

    There are stipulated conditions that you must follow to ensure the most accurate reading;

    1) Not exercising approximately 3 hour prior to weighing.

    2) Not eating anything approximately 3 hours to weighting.

    3) Being well hydrated; muscle composition is approximately 70% water.

    The better hydrated you are,  the more muscle mass it show.

    The less hydrated you are, the more body fat it shows. 

    That means weighing later in the day, when you are more hydrated you are in the morning, will provide you a better muscle to fat reading.

    4) They are site sensitive. 

    If you store a greater percentage of body fat in your lower body; legs, butt and abdomen, it will show you have a greater percentage of body fat than you really do.

    If you have  a greater percentage of muscle in the lower body, it will be the reverse; showing that you have more muscle mass than you really do. 


    Regardless of how well you follow the Body Fat Scales for determining your Body Fat Percentage, it still inaccurate. 

    Body Fat Scales are a poor investment that will increase your frustration even more from your Body Fat Percentage bouncing around so much. 

    Kenny Croxdale

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