Hello - Second Day
Hello all -
Second day using the Carb Manager application, and tracking my carbs in this sort of way. I am trying to do keto, but am also trying to focus on less carbs versus a calorie restrictive diet. Never done it this way before, but was finding restricting calories (1500 per day on a 6'2" 300lb frame) was causing me to fail at the gym and have no energy. Just had a friend lose 40lbs in 5 months on this, so decided to give it a try. I enjoy reading everyone's stories, so am looking forward to tracking other's journeys too.
Quick question about the Carb Manager application. I have it deducting from my macros and calories for when I work out. In the past I have ignored these options in calorie tracking applications, as they usually don't work that well. I am curious if others are doing this, or if it really doesn't work well and I will just be cheating my progress by depending on those lowers numbers from exercise?
Thanks in advance, and good luck to us all!!! :)
Gina Thanks for the reply. I actually played with the feature yesterday and I agree that the calorie calculations are not correct. It gives me far more leeway on calories when I have it turned on.
I want to avoid overeating, and eating more carbs than I am schedule for, so have also turned it off. It's a great idea, but I used to find the same problem when using myfitnesspal.com, so am used to not trusting them.
karen Agreed. I haven't missed it since I turned it off. I just take it into consideration if I want to stray a little on the weekend. So far that has worked, as I am still in ketosis after 8 days.
Having said that, I am still careful to make sure I don't get bumped out. I feel like my own science set right now, with all the test strips and measuring spoons. :)