In FULL DETAIL what the net calories on MFP means.. I'm so confused about that. I want to do whatever I can to be healthy and not put myself in starvation mode but I don't understand net calories. How much should it be a day? Just explain it to me, please! Lol
Q. What are Net Calories?
A. We set your nutritional target in Net Calories which we define as:
Calories Consumed (Food) - Calories Burned (Exercise) = Net Calories
What that means is that if you exercise, you will be able to eat more for that day. For example, if your Net Calorie goal is 2000 calories, one way to meet that goal is to eat 2,500 calories of food, but then burn 500 calories through exercise.
Think of your Net Calories like a daily budget of calories to spend. You spend them by eating, and you earn more calories to eat by exercising.