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Eating back calories burned question!

jessstefanickjessstefanick Posts: 12Member Member Posts: 12Member Member
If I eat back my Calories I earned will I not lose weight?


  • OnFireWithinOnFireWithin Posts: 132Member Member Posts: 132Member Member
    Only if you're no longer in a calorie deficit. As long as you burn more calories than you consume, you should lose weight.

    ETA: Calories burned during exercise is never a precise science, so always take whatever a treadmill/eliptical/whathaveyou gives you as a calorie burn with a grain of salt. My general rule was to only log 75% of whatever calories a machine tells me I burned. I'd rather under-estimate than over estimate.
    edited May 13
  • Commander_KeenCommander_Keen Posts: 1,201Member Member Posts: 1,201Member Member
    Eh.. the bigger deficit, the bigger the loss. But, if you need to eat, then eat.
  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Posts: 9,988Member Member Posts: 9,988Member Member
    If the "calories burned" is wrongly measured and you inadvertently eat all your exercise plus all your planned deficit, you meet the mathematical requirement to maintain weight. Whether your complex body and stupid scale can team up to indicate 'no change' is an entirely different matter.
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