I'd think that you definitely want to keep your 'walking around' calories separate from your eating calories. Use the pedometer to motivate and challenge yourself instead. We don't really burn that many extra calories walking around (esp not net calories) so it would be really, really easy to overestimate the calorie burn you're getting (and very very difficult for steps to cancel eating!).
When you have figured out your BMR, have you calculated it as sedentary or lightly active? If lightly active, your BMR is already accounting for your walking around calories.
ETA: Many people don't, but I habitually eat back some of my exercise calories from intensive exercise. I would really NOT do that for NEAT/walking around calories though.
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Last edited by DietVet; 01-22-2012 at 02:00 PM.