I already posted this on your same thread on the Panic Button forum, but here it is again:
It "hinders" your weight loss if you're eating as if you're only burning 740 calories a week through exercise, but you're actually burning 1,500, because you run the risk of not eating enough to support your activity level. Not eating enough can actually cause your body to hold onto weight. What you need to do is adjust your activity level in your fitness tracker. The way you do this is as follows:
1. Go to your fitness tracker page.
2. Click on the "Fitness Setup" button (it's next to where the page tells you the date).
3. This will bring you to a new page that says "Edit Fitness Goals."
4. On the Edit Fitness Goals page, scroll down to the bottom. Right above the "Save Your Changes" button, there will be a line that says "If you know how many calories you burn each week, enter it here."
5. Fill in the box with the number of calories you burn each week, then click "Save Your Changes."
6. Once you click it, you'll be brought back to your fitness tracker page, and it'll be updated so that your new calorie burning goal for the week will be 1500 instead of 740. This will also automatically adjust your calorie allowance so that you're eating enough to support your current activity level while still losing weight.
Changing your fitness goal won't "mess-up" your calories - it'll ensure that your calories are correct based on your increased activity level.
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