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rornelas16 has a Gold Membership
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Jun 10 at 06:39 PM

net calories

What should my net calories be on this app if I want to lose weight? Should they be zero or negative?

    • ashleydonahoo has a Gold Membership
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      Jun 11 at 07:50 AM

      Hi and welcome! smile Your net caloriesx are what's "left" as your intake after you burn calories through exercise. Your net calories should be what your recommended caloies are per day based on the app recomendation. However, some people eat back calories they've burned through exercise, some eat back half (what works for me, personally, and some don't eat back any.

      For example, if your goal is 1500 calories a day, and you workout and burn 300 calories, you can either eat back those 300, eat back half, or not eat back any (this is a unique choice for all - play around with it and see what works best for you).

      Remember you have to nourish your body to lose weight healthily (and keep it off long-term). Food is like 75% of losing weight - get your food/ intake right, get in some exercise, and you'll see great results! Good luck - you got this!