How many calories do I need to consume?
I calculated my Basal Metobolic Rate and it said that if I was to do nothing all day that my body would burn 1335 calories. This means that if I eat 1335 calories in one day with no exercise that I shouldn't gain or lose any pounds, am I right?
I have been consuming around 1250 to 1300 calories but I have been burning about 400 to 500 calories a day by walking on the treadmill for two 30 minutes sessions (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon). So my net calories have been around 800-850 calories if you think about it. I know that it sounds bad but I have been eating plenty of food and am never hungry. I eat 5 small meals in one day that are very healthly and sugar free (except fruit and healthy sugars) or lowfat foods with plenty of fiber. I eat my 4 or 5 servings of veggies and fruit and my protein and fiber.
So if I am going to workout everyday and burn about 400 to 500 calories then does that mean that I actually need to consume about 1700 calories to actually only eat about 1200? I think I may be starving my body but it just sounds so confusing.
I think I may have just answered my own question.