When trying to lose weight…

Do I Eat Back the Calories I Burn Exercising?

do not eat back calories

Hell no! Look at the picture above and tell me if it makes sense for you to do that if you're trying to lose weight and if you truly believe you must eat back the calories you burn exercising then…

What's the F'ING point of exercising for weight loss?

Why Not Just Diet?

Yes, you can lose weight from dieting alone but…

If you're a firm believer of "I have to eat back every single calorie I burn exercising" and If you're exercising mainly just to lose weight then can't you clearly see how It's a waste of time to exercise if you're going to eat back every calorie you burn?

Think About It

Don't I have to eat back the calories I burn exercising Since my body is like a car?

eat calories back body like car?

Some experts say your body is like a car because…

Then why even exercise at all for weight loss?

Your Body is Nothing Like a Car

Your body does have a gas tank in the form of stored carbs/calories (or the glycogen stored in your muscles and liver) but…

Depending on how overweight or how fat you are…

But I Don't Want to Lose Weight Too Fast because…

Some experts say you should eat back all the calories you burn exercising because its unhealthy to lose more than 2 pounds a week or you may get loose skin but again if that's true then Why Waste Your Time Exercising!?

If losing weight fast terrifies you…

The Confusing "Net Calories" Argument

Let's say you're supposed to eat 1500 calories a day to lose weight and you burn 500 calories exercising then according to the net calories argument…

If That's True, Then Why Exercise?

Remember: Your body is not built like a car so if you eat 1500 calories and burn 500 calories exercising then all that means is…

Let's quickly talk about starvation mode (which is largely a myth)

If it's true that you absolutely MUST eat back all the calories you burn exercising then…

Why Not Eat Back the Calories Your Metabolism Burns?

Naturally your body's metabolism burns about 2000-to-3000 calories per day (more or less deepening lots of other factors) and you simply eat less than that to burn fat or lose weight - See the chart below…

lose, gain or maintain weight

So here is a simple question for you if you believe in eating back all your exercise calories… Why not eat back all the calories your body's metabolism burns? because you would say…

"Adrian, Then I Wouldn't Lose Any Weight at All" and that's exactly the same situation you put yourself in when you eat back all the calories you burn exercising.

What About When You Can't Lose Weight or Hit a Weight Loss Plateau?

You mainly have 3 options whenever you Can't Lose Weight or Hit a Weight Loss Plateau…

  1. Make sure you're eating the right amount of calories to lose weight.
  2. You need to eat less calories and/or…
  3. You need to exercise more or burn more calories when you exercise so if you firmly believe in eating back all the calories you burn exercising then…

Making drastic changes to your diet is your only option for losing weight because…

You're defeating the purpose of exercising to solve any weight loss problem you have if you're just going to eat back everything you burn &…

If You Still believe you need to eat back the calories you burn exercising then…

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