food allowance and excercise

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Gertrude888

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Posted: 01 Nov 2014, 10:28
Hi
If you exercise are the calories you gain as a result added to your daily calorie intake? for example if I run for an hour and gain 714 calories can I add those calories to my daily intake?

Please advise
corifeo

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Posted: 01 Nov 2014, 13:39
The answer is not a clear yes or no.
In theory is if you burn more calories with exercises that would indicate your body will need the same amount of calories to prevent weight loss.

If your body needs 1500 calories a day and you are also burning an additional 500 calories via exercises then you would need to consume the additional 500 calories to prevent weight loss.

That is the theory, the problem is that a lot of people will use exercises as a way to justify eating more than they should. People that exercise to eat more always end up overestimate how many calories that they are burning.

Exercises should not be used as a way to eat more… In my opinion this is a recipe to stagnation or disaster.

So whenever you do exercise its better to underestimate how many calories you are burning.




br_e_co

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Posted: 01 Nov 2014, 13:40
Those calories will offset other calories of your day, i.e. sitting, resting, sleeping, etc. They will add up. So yes, they will "add". Running for an hour will be more calories than sitting for an hour, certainly. But there are only 24 hours in a day. If you wanted to add them to your daily intake, you mean food? The equation is eat less than you expend. but be careful, the activity calorie counter is awfully generous. Let's say you think you exerted 2600 calories (BMR+Exercies, etc.) and you decided to eat 2600 worth of calories ... my history with this site suggests you will put on weight. It is far too generous. That is just my opinion, but I would always shoot for 700-800 less than what you expend.
Gertrude888

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Posted: 02 Nov 2014, 04:01
thank you for the advice ... much appreciated Smile
wholefoodnut

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Posted: 02 Nov 2014, 08:12
Rereading your question several times, I'm confused. Are you adding your exercise calories to amount you consume?
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Posted: 03 Nov 2014, 13:33
Gertrude888 asked,

"if you exercise are the calories you gain as a result added to your daily calorie intake? for example if I run for an hour and gain 714 calories can I add those calories to my daily intake?

I believe the answer should be no. You subtract those calories from the daily intake.
However, Corifeo and Breco are correct.
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