(Closed) MyFitnessPal help

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s really up to you. When I work out I don’t re-eat those calories. I like to be in the positive on days I work out.

Think about it this way: one pound = 3500 calories. The quicker you either burn,with exercise or are in a calorie defecit of that amount the quicker the weight comes off. Not too fast though because then the weight comes right back on. Average 1-2 lbs loss a week so average 3500-7000 calorie deficit a week.

Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You’re supposed to eat back the calories you burn working out.  For me, the app has my daily calories at 1,200 to lose 2 lbs a week.  If I work out and burn 300 calories, I should actually eat 1,500 calories that day. 

Post # 6
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Initially, I was not eating back as many calories as I was burning and I wasnt losing anything. Now that I have increased my calorie intake a bit and I am eating back the calories I am burning, I have lost about 10lbs. It is up to you to choose the amount that you eat back but I wouldnt  burn that many calories and not eat a bit more. I mean your body would have no energy IMO.

Post # 7
914 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I try to eat back half the calories I burn. Some days I’ll eat them all back. It really deepends on what your body is telling you. I’ve seen people who never eat back their exercise calories and they hit a plateau, but as soon as they start eating them the wight drops off until another plateau, then they stop eating the calories back. I would try eating them back in the beginning and adjusting from there. Good luck!

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