Load of our clients use a calorie counter which have become a massive craze at the moment! Calorie counters are used to tell us the calories we are burning whilst exercising or during the day. With all the new technology out there promising to count calories burnt and aid you on your fitness journey, we ask, are they totally reliable?
How are they counting the calories in the first place?
Well a calorie counter works through a pedometer and your BMR (the calories you burn resting).
Let us start with the pedometer. It counts your footsteps so it can be triggered and mis-count quite easily. Here are some examples.
BMR calculations are generic and even though a calorie counter will try and count in as many factors as possible it is impossible to get it exact to you as all humans are individuals! So do not take it as gospel.
What I would suggest… Yes you can use a calorie counter as a guideline to start your journey, but spend more time getting to know your body then your device. If you are not getting the desired results it is easy to blame the device and not yourself. Remember Spartan warriors did not have these devices and they are best warriors to have ever lived! Food for thought!!