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Fidgeting Question


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Okay, so I fidget all the time. Like, through all my classes, I bounce my legs under my desk. I also do this when I'm doing homework. Even right now! How many calories does this burn, so I can know how many calories to add to my food plan in order to gain?
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You can actually burn up to 400 calories a day just fidgeting. However, I think an average, normal figdeter burns about 200.

i find that a lot of people with EDs do it (i am right now. oops.) In IP, everyone would always get reprimanded for it.

About 300 calories sounds right. I'm on maitenence now and require about 3-400 more than my mypyrimid plan says. I twitch too, just as my daddy does. It drives mom insane. lol

What's ED mean (besides erectile dysfunction)? What's IP mean? I'm married to a recovering Marine and have learned to hate acronyms! I'm a fidgeter also and always have been. I also was wondering about adding the fidgets to my activity log. Or should I just leave them off? Please help! I'm trying to lose weight now, although I spent most of my youth trying to gain.

Original Post by mobucky:

What's ED mean (besides erectile dysfunction)? What's IP mean? I'm married to a recovering Marine and have learned to hate acronyms! I'm a fidgeter also and always have been. I also was wondering about adding the fidgets to my activity log. Or should I just leave them off? Please help! I'm trying to lose weight now, although I spent most of my youth trying to gain.

 ED=Eating Disorder

IP= Inpatient (in-hospital treatment center for eating disorders)

I wouldn't log the fidgeting if you're looking to lose weight. Instead, you can just take it easy once in a while and splurge without worrying about the calories. Unless you exercise A LOT the fidgeting shouldn't create too large of a caloric deficit. It's rather obsessive to log fidgeting when you're looking to move downward on the scales; only if you are gaining should you be wary of extra calories burnt.

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Obsessive? Me? No. Never. I don't obsess. Haven't ever. . .oopsTongue out

The idea of leaving it off and knowing I had some extra room was my first plan, but I'm new at this weight control thing and I wasn't sure what was "proper."

Of course, now that I'm overweight I finally learned that my excessive fidgeting was probably part of the problem for the vast majority of my life when I was underweight. Figures!

Thanks for your help.

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