Don’t believe machines
Usually I respond by asking the person “..how do you know that’s how many calories you burned?” The typical response is “that’s what the machine said”. Now this frustrates me!!
Sure, the machine will prompt you to enter your age, height and weight; but even with this information the number popping up on the screen is still just an estimate. The machine doesn’t know about other variables that may affect your individual metabolic rate such as lifestyle habits, genetics and medication. The number on the cardio machine could potentially be off by as many as hundreds of calories! And FYI for the ladies- most of the time, cardiovascular machine manufacturers test their equipment on men who weigh much more than us!