I understand your concern, but the thing I think you're missing is that even if you eat the maximum calories that SP gives you, you will still burn calories based off of their math because they calculate your BMR and give you a calorie allotment less that what you burn at rest. So if your BMR is 1800 calories/day the might tell you to eat between 1200-1500 calories/day so that you'll have a deficit of 300-600 calories/day. That's all without exercising, so exercising will increase that range. Sure, you could eat less calories to make a bigger deficit but the idea of this site is slow and steady weight loss.
The problem I have with this system (and this is something I need to change about myself) is that I know what days I'm going to workout, but I don't always know what kind of workout I'll do until I get to the gym. It all depends on how I feel, which machines are open, what I need to make for dinner that night, how much time I have, etc. So, after all is said and done and I log my workouts I am missing 800-1000 calories and I have a 600 calorie meal planned.
Slow and steady wins the race...
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
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