They're both kinda right, and both kinda wrong. :)
Here at SP, you set your calorie burn goals in your fitness goals, and that's taken into account. THe more you work out, the more you will be given in a range to eat. You don't "eat your calories back" and subtracting from your totals doesn't tell you anything, really.
Here's how your ranges are calculated: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
You should always hit your minimums; You're not "at 1200 calories per day", unless you're eating 1200 calories. Subtracting your exercise from that number is a little pointless.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 4/25/2013 (15:07)
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