This may be a bit of a silly question...
I am using myfitnesspal app on my phone, so I can log my calorie intake each day. It has worked out for me that if I want to be my goal weight in 5 weeks time, i need to consume 1200 calories per day.
I go to the gym every day monday-friday for atleast 1 hour. When I am there I will do 30 minutes of cardio and the rest of the time strength exercises.
If like today for example, I did 30 minutes on the step trainer which said I had 'burnt' 450 calories.
When I input this onto myfitnesspal, it then adds 450 calories to the total calorie intake that I can have today (1200+450 = 1650 calories that can be consumed today) .... Will this actually help me to lose the weight that I want because I am still eating a restricted amount of calories (not the normal recommended 2000), or is it just cancelling out my exercise by replacing it with food?
Sorry for such a confusing post! I just don't want to be stuck in a non-weight-losing cycle!