I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I don't know why this website is popular

I have previously mentioned Fit Day as one place to go if you want your BMI calculated quickly, personally, that is the only nice thing I can mention about the site, especially if you’re male.  I say this because the next step, after you set up your password, is to input your weight.  When you get to this screen it automatically defaults to the female gender ignoring the possibility you might be male.  It also defaults to the average height and weight of your average female, 5’ 2” and 114 lbs.  Of course, maybe this is just blatant subliminal messaging telling the world everybody needs to be a five foot, two inch female who weighs 114 pounds.  Another fault I have with the website is the way caloric intake is calculated once you key in your weight goal.  You are given a gross calorie count, for me over 3000, and then they subtract their estimate for the calories you burn while sleeping, for me 728, so I ended up with around 2400 calories per day.  That’s more then what I eat normally just to maintain my weight and I work out.  Another major issue I have is their exercise list, those things you do to burn calories.  I use both a Sole 95 Eliptical and a Cyclocross trainer for my cardio.  They do list bicycle exercise machine and stairclimber / treadmill (which might be considered an eliptical) but nothing specific enough to cover my workout.  Interestingly enough, however, that ever popular “walking while pushing a wheelchair,” and “running while pushing a wheelchair” are listed.  As you might guess, I am not impressed.
Recording your food intake is also very time consuming, figure on at least 5 to 10 minutes for every meal.  Sorry, I don’t have time to putz around with something like that.

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