Yes, it's figured with that in mind. Here's why there's a range, and how all the numbers work: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
You have a range so you can experiment within it, and figure out what works best for you. I've made all of my progress so far generally eating from the middle to top of my ranges (most days near the top!)
Many people find success eating at the top of their range on workout days, and the bottom on non-workout days.
Remember that your body's not a calculator; even when all the numbers add up, sometimes the results don't. :) Give yourself breathing room! That's why SP has a range; other factors enter into the equation that can't be accounted for.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 8/29/2013 (13:36)