If you looking for one of the best fitness online sites to create your very own fitness tracker, consider Daily Burn.
Daily burn is an attractive site that will NOT drive you stark-raving-mad trying to figure out how to use it. And it’s loaded with features like personalized training programs, calorie counters, a food dairy and nutrition tracking. A new feature includes an iPhone version so if your phone is sewn to your hip (ouch!) you can log in to your member area at any time.
Obviously, the first thing you must do is register for a free account, so let’s see how you can get started on this personalized fitness tracker.
Step 1: Register For Your Free Account
Obviously you can’t take advantage of all that Daily Burn has to offer unless you have an account.
Step 2: Without A Goal, How Are You Gonna Get "There"?
A fitness tracker is totally useless if you don’t know what you want! Seems obvious, but a vague "I want to look better" won’t take you where you want to go. Better than what?
So you will be greeted with some choics. Are you interested in a low fat or low carb diet? Do you want to be a bodybuilder and look like those … strange … looking people on the front page of magazines (OK, I know – a bit of my prejudice just crept in. I don’t think guys or gals whose veins are bulging are all that attractive). Or do you want the ‘balanced’ choice?
If your#1 goal is endurance, then your choices will be different than someone whose interest is totally focused on weight loss and your nutrition advice from Daily Burn will be different.
By ‘telling about yourself’ – including current and goal weight, height, gender and age – you will receive more specific suggestions that are suitable for you. After all, a 200 pound muscular guy will need a very different program than a small-boned 100 pound woman.
Depending on your activity level and goals, your nutrition settings will be used to determine about how many calories you’re taking in per day and how many calories you need to reach your fitness goals.
And of course there’s a medical agreement that holds Daily Burn harmless. There should be – they’re not doctors.
Step 3: Choose Your Workout Plan
Based on your goals, you can choose a weight loss training plan, a cardio training plan or a strength training plan. If your interest is in losing weight through what you eat and you want to choose your own exercise regimen, you can eliminate this portion of the personalized plan. If not, proceed to their recommendations.
Step 4: Track Your Weight So You Know How You’re Doing
Without accountability, you’re DOA (DOA = Dead On Arrival – I learned that on various cop TV shows :-) So we definitely need a weight tracker.
Daily Burn recommends entering your weight every day. I totally disagree! We agree that a weight loss tracker is necessary but I’ve done the daily weight gig in the past and it’s a bummer. The scales this morning might argue that you’ve gained weight today – yet over the course of a week you will lose three pounds. My mood was foul if The Scales decreed that I had gained weight and I felt free to eat heartily if I’d lost. IMO, once a week is plenty.
I’ve currently lost 58.4 pounds and I only get on the scales about once per month!
Step 5: Track Your Daily Calories Intake & Your Nutrition
When you’re ready, record your numbers – there’s that old bugaboo "accountability" again. But this is a fitness tracker after all, so we have to have some data to track.
You can find your food diary by clicking "Nutrition > My Nutrition Log" or "Track Nutrition" under "Daily Actions".
This is your personalized calorie tracker where you enter your food intake through the day. Always remember that a diet tracker is only as good as its information so don’t rely on memory. Either record your food as you go along, if you work at a computer all day. Or write it down in a notebook and record in the evening. We have selective memory and are inclined to forget that half a doughnut we shared with our co-worker or the giant drink we finished off for our kid. Don’t worry about looking bad to others – no one is watching but you!
Simply type in the search bar and your diet tracker will offer options. Obviously, choose the one that best fits what you ate.
This is a weakness of all fitness trackers because often the choices aren’t even close to what I actually ate. However, the information is valuable because it will suggest calories, protein, etc., although it will be in the most general way. If you disagree and want more protein, for example, you can ignore their recommendations and still track your actual consumption, which is pretty cool actually. It helps us to be more precise.
Step 6: Fitness Trackers Excel At Recording & Evaluating Workouts
We’ve already mentioned that Daily Burn offers workout plans to advance you toward your goals as rapidly as possible.
The information is especially valuable for two reasons:
This is an exercise calorie counter that allows you to know how many calories you’ve burned by your particular exercise
It lets us know if we’re on track – or not
But what if you haven’t selected a particular exercise routine? No problem.
You can get the same information based on whatever you did that particular day. Just enter the information in the database and you will know how many calories you’ve burned, although there are a lot more advantages to be gained from exercise than simply calories lost. However, other fitness articles will talk about that subject.
Daily Burn is definitely and attractive option for a fitness trackers, although we have three more to go. Regardless of which one you choose – or none of them – keeping track of what you’re doing is definitely a powerful strategy. And who says you need expensive fitness centers when you can create your own at home?
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