The NHS BMI calculator says my daily calories should be 1636 to 2037. That's after I put that I am active.
So... If I was burning 500 calories a day with exercise is that already taken into account with the NHS equation? Because my aim is to cut 500 calories in diet and burn 500 in exercise to create a 1000 a day deficit for a 2lb a week weight loss.
Without exercise the lower end it gives me is 1401. Which is only 235 difference? So it's allowing the rest to come from the exercise? Is that right? Or the 235 is to "power" the exercise so my deficit of 500 exercise is minus the extra 235 it allows me to eat?
I'm getting confused! (And btw my exercise according to mapmyfitness is about 700 a day give or take). And I consume the equivalent of 1500 a day. So far I have been losing 2lb a week with occasional 1 lb and occasionally 3lb.....