Today I want to talk to you about a common question we get here at Lifexcel Carolina and that is “if I exercise more, can I eat more?“.
First of all I’m referring to weight loss clients I’m not talking about people who are training for half marathons.
A weight loss client will walk on a treadmill, or use their fit bit and both will tell them they’ve burned xxx amount of calories.
So their questions are:
1. Do I need to eat an additional xxx in calories that I will burn to refuel my body for that exercise? and
2. Can I use those calories as a treat?
So here’s the thing if you understand the equation, it’s a very simple equation of calories in and calories out.
For most folks we work with here at Lifexcel, we find that calories in and calories out works for them.
Meaning that for that day, if they burn more calories than they take in, for that day, they will lose weight.
If that is true for you, you are just shooting yourself in the foot by eating more to replace the calories you burned.
(see the video below for more details)
If you are recording your activity on a fitness app and it is telling you based on your exercise for that day that you have more calories, DO NOT DO THAT if you are trying to lose weight.
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