Your body needs basic fuel to function, and the more you burn, the more you'll need to eat to support that exercise. Ever heard of marathon runners taking gels and other fuel with them when they run? That's because the body has finite resources, and if you exercise too much while eating too little, you sabotage your efforts and shortchange your body's ability to perform. You don't "eat back" the calories you work out, but you do need more to eat if you're active than you do if you're sedentary.
If you're using Sparkpeople's adjustable tracker, it will do the calculations for you.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/7/2014 (13:20)
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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