I've written and submitted this question three times already and I don't know where it goes. Tired of writing it out it's a long story short I'm going to calculate what my calorie deficit should be each day to lose weight. I'm tracking calories in and calories out using MyFitnessPal and Fitbit, both of which only show me how many calories I have left to eat each day. at the end of the day I don't want to know this I want to know what my deficit was for the day. Unless there is a way to see this and I don't know where to find it, I can't believe I can't do that on here. If so where would I find that on either MyFitnessPal or Fitbit?
I feel like back in the good old days when it was just my fitness pal I had a lot more success when it was simple- entering calories in and calories out through my workouts, and that's it. I let it so it's magic, listened to what it said, and I had real success losing weight. Fitbit seems to really complicate the situation. What MyFitnessPal and Fitbit each say I have left to eat during the day are different it's been explained to me a million times but still I don't understand it how it's calculated or trust that after working out and being real good now I need to go eat 500 calories? I thought the goal was have a calorie deficit not eat burn it off and then eat it back. Seems like a backwards logic to me. the first time I embraced this concept and explained it to my boyfriend he thought I was nuts.