Last few months have been slimming down while keeping muscle. Dropped about 4% to 4.5% BF so far.
Have been following my macros and calories closely and using My fitness pal to log everything. Recently got a smartwatch which logs steps and workouts. While nothing is 100% accurate, it seems pretty good.
Now when I look at MFP I see that it adds “calories earned” to my daily diary essentially putting them back in the bank listing that I can take in that amount more. Is this legit?
Example keeping the math simple.
Calorie goal = 1700
Lunch time reading has 900 cals left for day.
Add in steps and workout at 500 cals. and now it says I can have 1400 total left.
On one hand I get that if you burn X amount your body may need amount back to feed the muscles and body. On the other hand by doing this doesn’t it defeat the calorie deficit?