What does it mean and why does my net calories say 589. That is the first time I have ever noticed that in my log is it new? HELP!Thanks..
Net calories are the number you eat minus the number you burned. If your number is 589, then you ate more than you burned. If your number is -589 (negative), then you had a 589 calories deficit.
and it's been in the log from the beginning.
Eating more than I burned is this bad? Do I have to workout more to be in the negative. Is this a good thing, or am I okay and don't have to do anything? Thanks for the reply.
If your goal is lose weight, then you want to BURN more than you eat. If you wish to gain weight, it is the opposite.
Working out is a good way to burn calories.
You have opened my eyes!!! lol I had no idea really this has changed everything for me thanks so much:) Now that I know this my weight loss will be much easier for me. Thank you!!!
May I ask what your eat/burn calories were? I just saw another post of yours where you had a calorie goal of 1500 -- but I believe you have a significant amount of weight to lose?
If you start out at a higher calorie goal (2000-2200), you are much less likely to suffer diet burn out. You may lose the weight a little slower, but it will stay off longer, and you will be less likely to put it back on.
Exercise and heavy calorie restriction are very hard to keep up -- and rarely healthy in the long run. If I had your stats (age, height, current weight), I could give you a little better advice.
Okay as of today I weight 254 and I am 5,4 an I am 27 years old.Today I ate 1,987 and I worked out 1,398 and it says I still have 1,592 calories remaining.
that's a lot of working out...
anyway, your sedentary burn (without exercise) is 2250 -- so if you add 1398 to that (and you won't get to count it all) and then subtract what you ate, you do end up with a net calories of -1590+ (a deficit) -- which is a really large deficit. Try to keep your deficit to -1,000 calories or less -- it is far easier to maintain.
i would recommend that on days you exercise (and you might consider cutting back a little on that) you should probably eat at least 2500 calories. On the day you aren't working out, keeping it around 1800-2000 is probably sufficient. I presume you aren't working out every day (you shouldn't be working out every day).
As you lose weight, you would cut your food calories or increase your exercise about every 10lb
Good morning ALL. Thanks coach k for all the support. I am really going to cut back on my deficit. I really didn't realize it was a large one. But it really makes a lot of sense when you see the numbers it is so easy to go over or under the target. Starting today I am going to try the new deficit that you recommend and see the results on all levels and I will keep you updated Thanks for the help I needed it.