Hi. I don't track myself but have seen others talking about this. SP has two options for calorie allowance, and one of them adjusts daily according to how much exercise you put on for that day. That is what you are using. The other gives a daily range based on your assumed average exercise and will not change every day like that. You can switch between them if you prefer.
As for the other question it's not straightforward. You are aiming for an overall calorie deficit of 500 to 1000 calories per day on average. Typically only a fraction, less than half, of that will come from exercise, so even if you ate extra for every exercise calorie you burn you would lose weight. But it can be confusing to think of it like that. Overall all it really means is for example if your base metabolism, daily activity and exercise on a given day add up to 2500 calories, then you can obtain a 1000 calorie deficit by eating 1500 that day. If on the next day you exercise less and your total is only 2200, then you would have to keep it at 1200 that day for the same rate of loss.
Personally I find it way too nitpicky to think of that way (for one thing I am hung tier the day after intense exercise than the day of) but it may work for some.
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