Thursday, May 09, 2013
All, i know that people, including myself, workout to create a deficit in calories, and thus, weightloss. But there is one common mistake some make and i though i should point it out - lets say you work out and burn 1000 calories. That doesnt mean you now have a 1000 calorie deficit. You have to take the difference between 1000 calories and what you would have burned at rest had you not worked out. So, your deficit that you created by your workout may only be, for example, 600 calories instead of 1000 - you get the picture. Yes, its hard to calculate what your resting burn rate is, but there are formulas online to try. I just want everyone to be aware that what you burn, is not TRULY your deficit. hope this helps!