So, here's a beginner's question... If the calories I eat for the day minus the calories Spark says I burn riding comes out within my target calories for the day, am I going to be okay with losing weight? Can I use the exercise to speed weight loss (by not making up the calories burned) or should I stay inside the targets so as not to throw my body into "survival-hold onto the fat" mode? For instance, I road 20 miles Tue and 25 miles Wed, then had a steak dinner Wed night. Nutrition tracker says I was over for the day, but I'm pretty sure even with the ballpark figure for calories on the fitness tracker, that I should be okay. I just don't know if I should PLAN to eat more calories on long ride days.
Does anybody know how "ballpark" the fitness tracker calorie readouts are? For instance, shouldn't riding a road bike on pavement at 12 mph be different than riding a hybrid mountain bike on gravel at 12 mph? Riding on pavement sure feels easier anyway.
Thanks for your patience and help!
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