No. What you want to do is maintain a set difference. Say 500 calories per day deficit, to lose a pound a week, because that's an appropriate loss rate for your body.
If you work out more than planned, and don't eat back those calories, say you do an 'extra' 300 calories of exercise, now you have an 800 calorie deficit. For some people that will work. For others, their body goes "Whoah - WAY too little food, time to switch on fat storing!"
Now, getting into a fat storage mode really takes a consistent habit of under eating, but the basic premise is there. Safe healthy weight loss is achieved by maintaining a specific target daily deficit, so that if you exercise above plans and increase the deficit, it's best to eat that back and maintain the same consistent daily deficit overall.
Deb, in New Zealand
Fitness Minutes: (6,664)
251 8/30/13 11:31 A
So I have the nutrition/exercise synced...IE, if I work out more I can eat more (uhh...yay). However, isn't it counter productive to eat back the cals you just burnt off? I'm slightly obsessed with the tracker, so when I see i can eat 400 cals more, I most certainly do(yesterday was a prime example).
I have lost ZERO weight or inches in 8 weeks, so i'm thinkin this is not the way i should use the tracker....
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.