Post # 1
I’m so confused someone please help!
I just started and set my profile and I have it for losing 1 pound a week and working out six times a week.
Well my question is my net suppose to be negative or positive a day?
What should my numbers look like? Does that make sense?
If my goal number goes up from exercise to say 1900 is that how much I should eat and still lose weight? Or would I just be eating back everything I burned for that day?
Sorry if I sound really dumb!
Post # 3
@lazybuttalented: I think it’s eat and still lose weight.
Post # 4
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
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
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
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!