I used to, when I went to the gym in college with friends we would come home and eat junk food. Now that I have a home gym and have started the sparks diet I dont even any junk even if i have worked out.
Thanks everyone for the great answers. DIETITIANBECKY - thank you I wasn't sure if it did that or not. I think I might need to increase my exercise because I work out more than what I have for fitness minutes.
On days where I do cardio and burn a lot more calories, I try to eat towards the top of my calorie range, but I don't eat extra to make up for it. I can always tell if I haven't eaten enough in a day after a hard cardio day because I am starving. When I enter my calories in, I'm usually at 1000 or less so I make sure to eat 500 or so more.
Our mathmatical equations take into account your exercise plan when determining your calorie range...so you do NOT need to "eat them back"... if you have a major change in your calories burned, then do update your SP program dietitian Becky
When I was on another forum there was a lot of discussion about eating back your exercise calories. I haven't seen much of that here. Does anyone do that. Their rational was if you ate 1500 cal and you burned 500 you only really have 1000 cal for your body needs so you go in to starvation mode. Where if you ate back the 500 you would be meeting your calories. Just wanted to get some feedback.
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