# Net Calories..I'm confused?

Posts: 34 Member
Ok I'm trying to figure out all this net calories thing but I'm confused can someone help?

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• Posts: 82 Member
net calories are what your body is getting after exercise etc for the day-- for example if breakfast was 300 calories and then you worked out and burned 150 calories, your net calories that your body has gotten is 150 or that is how I understand it
• Posts: 382 Member
You eat 1500 calories
you burn 400 calories

So your net is what your body has left to burn just to function properly. You want to make sure that your net is never below 1200 because your bady then starts to store everything you eat. Make sure you net your minimum calories plus at least half of your exercise calories! Trust me!! I hit a month long plateau due to only eating 1200 calories a day and burning 600 - 700 so my net was only 500-600 a day. It is hard to get out of that:) Any questions feel free to PM me and add me as a friend if you would like:)
• Posts: 378 Member

thanks for the link, that does help
• Posts: 34 Member
Oh boy then I'm not doing this right then. so far today I had 1520 calories, i burned - 997 and it shows a net of only 523

so i have to eat more? or workout less? or combo of both?
• Posts: 255
Oh boy then I'm not doing this right then. so far today I had 1520 calories, i burned - 997 and it shows a net of only 523

so i have to eat more? or workout less? or combo of both?

The more you exercise, the more you get to eat. If you burn 300 calories running, you get to eat that 300 calories in food, ontop of your daily amount. You eat what you burn. So, yes, you stil have 523 calories to eat for today.
• Posts: 255

thanks for the link, that does help

You're welcome! The different sections in the COMMUNITY tab each have posts that are "locked" and come up before everything else. THey were either made by the moderator of the site or well enough explained to earn a spot there. Great info if you get a chance to check out each link. They can answer a TON of questions for new people or people who need a little extra insight :-)
• Posts: 34 Member
so when i set my calorie goal on here...what should i set it as?