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Old 03-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
carolynnq
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You definitely count the calories burned exercising.

If you eat 1800 calories and do no exercise, your net calories are 1800.

If you eat 1800 calories and burn 200 additional calories, your net calories are 1600.

If you eat 2000 calories and burn 200 additional calories, your net calories are 1800. This is the same as eating 1800 calories w/ no exercise, because you burned off the 200 extra calories you ate.

Below the food log, there are a series of tabs. One is "Cal. Balance". It shows calories eaten for the day and calories burned. (There are also reports that show this.) As long as your calories eaten are lower than calories consumed, you will lose weight. Yesterday I consumed about 1200 calories and burned 2000. That's an 800 calorie deficit. It takes a 3500 deficit to lose one pound.
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