Calculating Calories Burned Doing Insanity

Calculating Calories Burned

Tools for Calculating Calories Burned

The other day I posted an article on Calorie Counting and if it made sense.  For me I believe it does, but at the end of the article I talked about some tools for calculating calories burned.  I mentioned in the previous article the tools I use are:

It is one thing to use the very awesome calorie calculations that are included with all the team Beachbody programs, but what I have found over the years is you need other tools to really make good use of them.  Just because the formula tells you need to eat 2500 Calories is not the whole story.  Like anything else you need to track to that number and account for it.  Look at it like this.  Calculating Calories Burned is like accounting 101, you have debits and credits and you need to balance the books…..DAILY.

Calculating Calories Burned Takes Work!

The reason most people don’t calculate the calories burned is because it is a lot of work.  However a vast majority of folks that are doing or have done P90X, Insanity, or some other program also tell me that they cannot seem to get the diet under control.  The nutrition is 90% of the battle folks and that’s not easy!  So what I decided to do was really take a close look at these useful tools that can help you with calculating calories burned as well as the calories you eat.  In digging deeper into the tools and the topic I noticed some interesting things that hopefully will help you.

Video – Calculating Calories Burned and Eaten

Calculating Calories Burned – Tools

Below are the tools mentioned in this article and video.  You can grab them from

Calculating Calories Burned – You Can Do It!

The bottom line is although calculating calories burned while doing a Team Beachbody program is not easy, these tools can help a great deal by keeping you on track with the program.  Also be sure to constantly review these every 30 days or so and adjust the numbers as needed.  If your goal is to lose weight then play with the numbers but don’t get too crazy.  Have fun and let me know how virtual Fitness can help!  Please be sure to leave comments if you have other tools and ideas!

Calculating Calories Burned

About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.

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