Originally Posted by blindinglights
Lose It! is telling me I need to consume 2057 calories per day, but I didn't realize that it's actually subtracting my exercise from my net total for the day.
Should I consume the full allotment with exercise deducted or should I just eat around the total for the day despite the exercise?
Basically I've consumed my last meal for the day and my total calories from food are 2,118 which is just a bit above my daily budget. However, my twice a day workout added a -813 to the budget, so it's saying I have 751 calories left to eat for the day. Should I eat some more later or call it a day? In the past I've always set a number for the day and stuck to that number despite whatever exercise I do.
I'd honestly just call it a day.
I never look at exercise as calorie burning. I view it as something to increase strength, endurance and cardiovascular health.
I mean it DOES burn calories, obviously, but the "I worked out, so I can eat X" is a dangerous trap to fall into.