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NITEMAN3D SparkPoints: (112,038)
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4/30/14 4:18 P

Attempting to include a reduction in the additional exercise calories would also exclude the many folks here who are in maintenance, having already reached their goals.

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,417
4/30/14 1:36 P

When you choose the option to have your fitness and nutrition trackers communicate (so that your range changes based on how much exercise you do), your base calorie range the program gives you already accounts for your weight loss goal. For instance, say your range is 1200-1550 to start and you burn 200 calories through exercise. Your program assumes you'll reach your goal by eating in that base range, so it adds back all of the exercise calories burned. If it didn't, then your deficit would be even larger, theoretically setting you up for a greater amount of weight loss than you've set in your program goals.

Does that help?

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4/30/14 12:43 P

I think the base range already has the reduction in it, so if you did zero exercise for the entire week, you could still lose. Plus your body continues to burn calories after you work out, so you are still getting some benefit to it.

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LILSPARKGIRL Posts: 2,740
4/30/14 11:58 A

I have seen this discussed and I think if you are looking to lose, most add back only half.

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BART3764 SparkPoints: (1,587)
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4/30/14 11:48 A

I just changed my nutrition tracker to adjust my calorie range when I exercise. I understand that it adds whatever calorie burn I had for my workout, I can eat back. Am I alone in seeing this as detrimental? I understand that you need to increase your intake, but I wouldn't think that you'd add it ALL back in. In my head I can see it being useful that if I burned 400 calories, I could add back in 200 for consumption. For me, this would cover my after workout snack. Can someone help me in the logic of it? I wish there was a way we could chose what % of our burn we want to add to our nutrition.

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