I started a log on Fitday but am confused about the calories burned on the Activity Link. It gives basal - what you burn just existing; lifestyle -- what your basic lifestyles burns each day (they don't give a lot of choices here); and activities (exercise).
My basal is 1477; lifestyle is 1230 and exercise varies. If I do not do any more exercising today by tonight I will have burned approx. 2780 calories total.
My confusion is, just how many calories am I suppose to eat in a day? I thought you were suppose to eat like 250 below your basal in then burn another 250 exercising for a total of 500 calorie deficit? That would mean I should only eat about 1250 calories per day. I was originally thinking if I stuck to 1500 calories a day and got in the exercise I'd been looking at a average 1 to 1.5 lb. loss per week. I'm looking at the numbers they give me and if I ate say 1700 calories per day, I'm still burning 1000 calories per day times 7 days is 7000 calories, which is two pounds! Am I missing something or is 1200 too low? (Please say yes!
) As of now (b-fast, snack and lunch) I've eaten just under 1000 calories. I'm not sure how many calories to eat in a day!! Can someone help? Thanks!!