How can iFit Active help me lose weight?
iFit Active is your daily companion and all around smart fitness tracker.
From counting your steps, to calculating your metabolic burn, iFit Active is the perfect weight loss companion.
Our specific algorithms calculate how many calories you burn throughout the day and the night, so you can more effectively manage your weight.
iFit Active takes the guesswork out of your weight loss journey. Now you know how much to eat, how active you have really been, and how much quality sleep you are actually getting.
With all this information right at your fingertips there is no telling what you can accomplish!
What is the purpose of net calories?
Your net calorie score is the number that really matters.
Net calories is a simple calculation with a huge impact…
Calories In – Calories Out = Net Calories
If your net calories are negative, then you are on track to lose weight, and vice versa. If your net calories are positive, you are on track to gain weight.
Can you get to -500?
Scoring -500 net calories every day will mean that you will lose one pound a week which is a great place to start on your weight loss journey.
iFit Active does the work for you be calculating your Net Calorie Score. Log your meals using the iFit Track app, or the quick calorie log button right on the iFit Active.
Every evening you can evaluate where you are at, and that score can give you the extra motivation you need to take that extra stroll around the block to reach your goal.
What is healthy weight loss?
Let’s dive into the numbers that equal weight loss.
Healthy weight loss is considered losing 2 lbs or less per week. Anything more than that means that your body is not getting adequate nutrients, which could cost your metabolism in the long run. The last thing you want to do is put your body into a starvation mode.
Translating that to net calories means you want to keep net calories between -500 and -1000 daily, but never more than -1000.
There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat, so 7 days at -500 will be one pound lost, and 7 days at -1000 will be 2 pounds lost. iFit Active can help you find maximize success as it calculates your net calories for you.
What do I need to be careful about?
Your iFit Active can help you live a healthy and functioning life, but it is still up to you to fuel your body well.
For women it is key to never let your total calorie intake for the day drop beneath 1200 calories, or 1600 calories for men.
If you are unable to keep your net calories as low as you would like, increase activity level instead of dropping intake below those thresholds.
Health always comes first, and starvation is not a safe or effective way to reach those goals.
What can influence my weight loss?
While it would be great if life always perfectly followed mathematical equations, this is not always the case, sometimes life gets in the way of your weight loss.
If you are not seeing the results you think you should, it might be time to evaluate a few potential culprits.
Stress. When stress levels are high, your body releases hormones that impede weight loss. Try stress management techniques to keep stress in control. Yoga, running, and meditation can be helpful tools in managing stress. The key is to find what works for you.
Inaccurate Logged Information. Be sure you are accurately recording calories, and that you keep your personal information up to date. If you have lost 10 pounds, and haven’t changed that information, then your calorie burn will not be accurate. This isn’t your driver’s license, so no need to fudge the numbers.
Medications. Sometimes medications can interfere with weight loss because of the alterations they cause on your body’s natural chemistry. Don’t let this discourage you, just be aware of the side effects of new or current medications.
Sleep. We often value sleep as simply a way to make us not feel tired anymore but it is so much more than that. Sleep affects just about every part of our body, and it is something that cannot be ignored. Don’t skimp out on sleep.
Quality of the Calories. While it’s commonly said that a calorie is a calorie, all foods affect the body in different ways. It will be easier to stay with a negative net calorie count if you are eating your fruits and vegetables, not to mention your body will thank you.
WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.