I've been pondering on this all day...its driving me crazy and I need an answer!!
Am I supposed to eat back the calories I burn?? That sounds weird, but here is an example: I am supposed to eat around 1,300 calories in order to lose about 2lbs per week. If I burn about 300 calories during a workout ( making my net calories 1,000), am I supposed to eat an extra 300 calories to stay at my 1,300 cal/per day diet???
I'm so confused with this
I want to make sure I'm eating the calories my body needs, but I don't want to have to force myself to eat when I don't feel hungry just to make up the calories. I think my body would tell me if I needed more calories (i.e. feeling hungry)....which when it does, I eat.
If I am
supposed to "eat back" the calories I burn during a workout, how the heck to I REALLY
know how many calories I've burned? I know there are tools/calculators on the internet, but I've heard that sometimes those things are WAY off....and that each person burns calories differently. And if we are talking about JUST losing weight (not toning or building muscle), if you just eat back the calories you burn, what in the world is the point of exercising?? (not intending to stop exercising--just curious!
Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!