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Error: your goal weight is greater than your starting weight

  1. Dec 4, 2009 #1

    Monique

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    :rofl: this is hilarious

    I was just filling out a food diary to see what I've been eating in calories today, when I see a tab to fill in your weight goal. Ok, I fill it in.. and get an error: your goal weight is greater than your starting weight. Seriously, it does not want to take the goal weight, it must be criminal to want to gain a few pounds :biggrin:

    I'm guilty of eating 3300 calories today, they should lock me up o:)
     

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  3. Dec 4, 2009 #2

    lisab

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    Lol...I guess the thought of dieting to gain weight just never occurred to them!
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 #3

    berkeman

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    Zowie. You a bicyclist?
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 #4
    I MADE A THREAD EXACTLY LIKE THIS ON ANOTHER FORUM LAST YEAR. ITS FUNNY. oh sorry caps lock was on. i didnt look at the attachment but im guessing this is fitday.
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 #5

    JasonRox

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    Haha, same thing happened to me on that website a few years ago.

    Meaningless since I still weigh the same.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2009 #6
    As a general observation, not only does the U.S. lead the world in obesity, I would guess it leads in its opposites too - anorexia and bulimia.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 #7
    Unfortunately, EU follows closely in USA's footsteps. At least for obese ppl. Numbers are raising at an alarming rate.
     
  9. Dec 5, 2009 #8

    Monique

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    You ask that a Dutch person, of course :rofl:
    Just not the sporty type of bicyclist that you are probably referring to :uhh:

    I actually thought I would be low on calories, because I was low on groceries and only had stale bread with peanut butter for breakfast/lunch. I did have a delicious diner after visiting the Chinese grocery store. It turns out that ice cream and a handful of peanuts contributed a whopping 1500 calories.

    Funny that other people ran into the same thing. It's indeed the FitDay website, their food diary is actually quite good. I think I'll follow my diet for a few days and see how I do nutrition-wise.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2009 #9
    Snacks contribute primarily to the daily calories, despite what people seem to think. Skipping one of the two/three proper meals a day therefore is a really bad idea.

    2-3 meals a day with an absolute minimum of snacks (apple > *) is the way to go. Fortunately I have to neither gain or lose weight, just stay in shape. Good thing I love swimming o:)

    *waves at fellow Dutchie Monique* :biggrin:
     
  11. Dec 5, 2009 #10
    I have this crazy idea of mine, that a mirror is better than any website :P
     
  12. Dec 5, 2009 #11

    Moonbear

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    Nah, mirrors can lie. :biggrin: (Or at least let you delude yourself.)

    I don't think Monique needs the website to know if she's gaining or losing weight, but is more interested in finding out if the foods she's eating to gain weight are giving her a nutritionally balanced diet.

    It's one of those interesting oxymorons of obesity (not that Monique is aiming for obesity, just that is probably the group of people that site is designed for) that people who are obese often have nutrient deficiencies in spite of such excessive calorie consumption, because what they are eating has a lot of fats and sugars, but not much in vitamins and minerals, and sometimes not even balanced proteins.

    For another type of diet, those who follow vegetarian or vegan diets, such a site would also be very helpful to inform them if they are getting adequate fats and complete proteins in their diet. Getting complete protein is the biggest challenge for someone who eats a vegetarian or vegan diet, because you need to mix and match your vegetables properly. It can be done, one just needs to check it's being done right, especially if they are just starting out with such a diet and are learning how to be healthy on it.
     
  13. Dec 5, 2009 #12
    that site is more used to track quantities of calories fat, carbs etc. it doesnt really tell you if what you are eating is a good calorie or bad calorie. when someone is trying to gain oe lose weight, they must eat above or below their maintenance levels. some hardgainers may think theyre eating 1000s and 100s of calories due to their weak appetites.when they plug in what they eat, they find that the reason theyre not gaining is they have barely eaten mainteneance. this site allows them to slowly increase their foods until the number of calories in is greater than the number of calories out. the goal weight feature isnt necessary.

    the site has another flaw. it says my daily maintenance calories are 3300 calories. i put im mostly sedentary so that cant be right,
     
  14. Dec 5, 2009 #13
    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all ?
    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, Can't you show me tall and slim?:devil:

    Yeah, I know Monique is a smart chick and doesn't need a website to know if she gains. My post is just an expression of my fascination with simple things. (As Stephen King would say, "With all things nineteen.")
     
  15. Dec 5, 2009 #14
    What's your weight, estimated bf% and activity level ?
     
  16. Dec 5, 2009 #15
    If you want to gain weight you should visit a body building website. They know how to put on weight. And not just muscle weight.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2009 #16
    True. A lot of fat too :P
     
  18. Dec 5, 2009 #17

    Monique

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    Indeed, it's more about "what is in the food" and "how much of it". I think it is good for anyone to be aware of what they are eating. I found out the website also breaks down the foods into basic components, guess what: this vegetarian has a 99% RDA vit. B12 intake and I haven't even had diner yet :tongue: (if I did want to get advice from a nutritionist on how to complete my diet, it would be of a huge help to already have my diet documented).

    My BMI is in the healthy range so I am really not worried. I just don't want to end up like Kurdt, my boyfriend always says he likes to carry a bit of extra weight in case of a crisis :biggrin:
     
  19. Dec 5, 2009 #18

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    :bugeye: (Holy smokes! Delete or run? Delete or run? Run!)
     
  20. Dec 5, 2009 #19
    Cmmon :P She is cool enough to accept a compliment for what is it :P
     
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