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    • MSE Eesha
    • By MSE Eesha 2nd Jan 19, 3:58 PM
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    Martin Lewis: I averaged 23,513 steps per day (burning 3,600 calories) in 2018 here's how...
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    • 2nd Jan 19, 3:58 PM
    Martin Lewis: I averaged 23,513 steps per day (burning 3,600 calories) in 2018 here's how... 2nd Jan 19 at 3:58 PM
    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.





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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 2nd Jan 19, 4:29 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 19, 4:29 PM
    The 2019 Keep Moving Challenge has started, Martin should join in
    • wadbanage
    • By wadbanage 2nd Jan 19, 10:07 PM
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    What tracker does Martin use?
    • Ash Pole
    • By Ash Pole 2nd Jan 19, 10:59 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 19, 10:59 PM
    How does Martin get this to be 3,600 calories per day?

    A very rough rule of thumb is you burn 100 calories per mile when walking, so 13.3 miles per day is about a third of this.
    • tommysaver
    • By tommysaver 2nd Jan 19, 11:25 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 19, 11:25 PM
    Haha - that's epic!

    I like fitness tracking too and run quite a lot. Not quite as much as Martin though!

    I'm also interested in what tracker he uses

    And also.. his daily diet and routine would be interesting. If he's burning that daily he must be eating quite a lot.

    I know how hard it is to eat 4000-5000 calories a day from trying to bulk up (Not for the penny pinchers either...!)
    • Martin Digweed
    • By Martin Digweed 3rd Jan 19, 8:50 AM
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    Using fitbit tracker charge 3 - I think it overestimates steps a bit but suppose it doesnt matter if you are using the same device. It also seems generous on calories burned. Plus side its not obtrusive and easy to use.

    I average 14,000 steps only by walking, I dont run. Dog walks, walk from station, lunchtime stroll and being aware make it easier and its part of my day now, a new habit since i got the tracker.

    No weight loss but its only cost is time. Exellent for weight mgt but a diet will be needed to get rid of my belly
    • altoftscougar
    • By altoftscougar 3rd Jan 19, 10:27 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 19, 10:27 AM
    Fueling the burn
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    • 3rd Jan 19, 10:27 AM
    Good article, I'm now inspired to do more walking.
    You mentioned burning 3,500-4,000 calories per day (values contested by other bloggers). I guess that you're not gaining weight, nor fading away - can you give some indication of your diet / calories intake, please?
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 3rd Jan 19, 4:54 PM
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    How does Martin get this to be 3,600 calories per day?

    A very rough rule of thumb is you burn 100 calories per mile when walking, so 13.3 miles per day is about a third of this.
    Originally posted by Ash Pole
    That's how many calories I do in an average day - not how many calories I do by stepping.
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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 3rd Jan 19, 4:55 PM
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    How does Martin get this to be 3,600 calories per day?

    A very rough rule of thumb is you burn 100 calories per mile when walking, so 13.3 miles per day is about a third of this.
    Originally posted by Ash Pole
    I eat far more healthily than I used to (which years ago was a lot of junk food). Yet my diet still isn't great. However I get to eat nice big quantities without worrying too much
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 3rd Jan 19, 5:22 PM
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    I don't count my steps, but I do walk more as part of my commute currently.

    Not really by choice but because someone at the company I work for decided to put a staff shuttle bus facility in a (imo) terrible location.

    Well done, whomever that was, I hope the cake was worth it.

    P.S. The cake is a lie.
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    • LPTAA
    • By LPTAA 3rd Jan 19, 6:30 PM
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    Health and warning
    I agree the benefits of walking and step counting can lose weight increase health (both physical and mental) and motivate you. I started stepping in May after looking at myself one evening and thinking you fat ******** weighing in at 14st 13 lbs. I am now 11st 6 lbs. The one warning I would give is if you are older as I am the impact on your joints may not be good. I have started using a cross trainer non impact plus I now do some weights as well
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 6th Jan 19, 10:55 AM
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    Nice advertisement for trackers but Martin's so-called "achievement" doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Good grief, if he's burning 3,600 calories per day how many calories is he consuming for crying out loud. Conversely, if he's burning fat at that rate he would have disappeared by now.

    As I said, a nice advertisement for trackers
    • Planetsaver
    • By Planetsaver 6th Jan 19, 9:40 PM
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    Nice advertisement for trackers but Martin's so-called "achievement" doesn't stand up to scrutiny. Good grief, if he's burning 3,600 calories per day how many calories is he consuming for crying out loud. Conversely, if he's burning fat at that rate he would have disappeared by now.

    As I said, a nice advertisement for trackers
    Originally posted by Anthorn
    Yea he is consuming a hell of a lot of calories.

    An average man needs 2500 calories to maintain
    Could be a mid life crisis.
    • Anthorn
    • By Anthorn 7th Jan 19, 6:30 PM
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    Martin says it himself:
    Regular blog readers will know I'm obsessed with fitness tracking statistics
    The facts are that fitness tracking can become a dangerous obsession and turn out to be more bad for us than good. This is not anything new and has been around for a few years now.

    Personally I'm not so sure that Martin whose opinions are trusted by consumers should be promoting something that carries a health warning in its instruction to consult a doctor before proceeding (Fitbit):

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/9fe47476-ad1f-414c-a925-cf078a2145a8
    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/we-should-all-look-after-ourselves-but-the-fad-for-fitness-apps-is-unhealthy-10178767.html
    https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/02/how-healthy-food-tracking-apps-could-actually-be-leading-to-an-increase-in-disordered-eating-7351837/
    https://newrepublic.com/article/115969/smartphones-and-weight-loss-how-apps-can-make-eating-disorders-worse
    • Ken68
    • By Ken68 9th Jan 19, 8:59 AM
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    Good for you Martin. My best was in the 80's when marathon running. Regular 60 mile a week. Now I take the bus lol.
    • klew356
    • By klew356 9th Jan 19, 9:14 AM
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    Im getting a fitbit today, so excited. I have hummed and hahhed for a while but purchased a charge 3 yesterday, I wanted a good deal!
    I have been tracking my steps for a while now on my phone but this does so much more plus I spin once a week so can track that too. I think the nudge function will work for me too as I sit at my desk for long periods of time.
    • chucknorris
    • By chucknorris 10th Jan 19, 6:12 PM
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    3,600 calories 'every' (or average) day is very impressive. I lost about 16 kg last year, with moderate diet changes and massive exercise increase. To be fair I had a running injury which in the early stages, I thought stopped me from exercising, until I realised what it was doing to me (weight gain). So I took up hiking, biking and gym classes, and when I lost some (significant) weight, I started running again.

    On my most active day, which I run about 7 miles in an hour (slow-ish I know, but I'm in my 60's) as well as a bit of weight training, I reckon I burn less than 3,000 calories, and although I run 3 times a week, hike often and weight train, I just can't compete with Martins' level. I would love to know what his Park run time is, he must be sub 20 mins.
    Last edited by chucknorris; 10-01-2019 at 6:23 PM.
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    • Tom The Great Sebastian
    • By Tom The Great Sebastian 23rd Jan 19, 5:48 AM
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    This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.





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    Originally posted by MSE Eesha



    Is there a tracker available that measures smugness ?
    • Scaredforthefuture
    • By Scaredforthefuture 24th Jan 19, 7:38 PM
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    Is there a tracker available that measures smugness ?
    Originally posted by Tom The Great Sebastian
    LOL - I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought that! I was looking for inspiration instead I just feel worse especially as I can't help reading his messages as fast as he speaks
    If tha' brexit, tha' pays for it.
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