So I wore my Polar HR monitor and watch for a shift at my job (I'm a pastry cook at a resort) and it was just an average shift, 8hrs. and not very busy. Just normal production and nothing that really raised the HR. My caloric burn was nearly 2500 in those 8 hours! If that's what I'm burning on an average day at work, that's my 1530 daily caloric allotment plus another 1000 calories. Do I need to increase my caloric intake so my body doesn't go into starvation mode? I haven't done any formal exercise since starting this job because I'm on my feet all day and am too sore in the legs and feet to try and exercise.
I'm just wondering how to compensate if my Polar monitor is indeed correct and I'm doing a crazy caloric burn every day.