I am active most every day of the week. If I am suppose to eat 1600 Val's a day but burn 300 a day or more should I eat them? When I eat 1600 and burn 300 my total is 1300, shouldn't my total at the end of the day be 1600? Meaning I need to eat more?
Who told you to eat 1,600 calories a day? That is far too low.
My BMR is 1500 and I said I was lightly active so 1500 so that put me at 2062 calories to maintain, so 500 off from that to lose = 1562, I know I am more than lightly active but wanted to still track activity.
Should I eat what I burn from the 1600, i.e/ eat 1600 but burn 300, should I eat an additional 300? Any ideas?
If you are sticking rigidly with the idea of a 500 cal deficit every day, then you just add your exercise burn to the 2062 calories, and then subtract 500. So if you didn't exercise, you end up eating 1562. But, if you exercise 500 calories worth, you get to eat 2062. Essentially that could be looked at as "eating all your exercise calories back."
You may want to start thinking more in terms of weekly calorie balance, and you can kind of even out your calorie consumption some. That usually means smaller deficit on non-exercise days, and it avoids any really low calorie days that might lead to insufficient nutrition.
^This. You are set at lightly active that takes into account basic movement, so on days where you exercise, by all means eat back those calories. I've done that all along and it's kept me from getting too hungry, which then leads to "grab anything I can." So basically, try to average a 500 calorie deficit and stick to that rather than a caloric "ceiling" of 1600 calories per day.
For me, this sometimes works out to a 900 calorie deficit on exercise days followed by a 100 calorie deficit on others. As long as it averages out, you'll do fine.