This question gets asked all the time, and this is one of the most boring ones.
It’s the fact that the “daily” calorie count for a large group of people is so low that if you’re doing a few activities, you can get off a lot of it, which means you’re more likely to get healthy.
For example, I do this thing where I exercise 5-10 times per week.
If I don’t exercise on the days that don’t involve exercise, then it will save me a lot of energy because I’m not going to burn any calories whatsoever on those days.
So by getting that many days off of the diet, then I use all of those days that I want to exercise and use my daily calorie count.
And I do get off quite a bit of calories, but it doesn’t seem to be a big deal.
What if you were to exercise a few times a week and not burn any calories?
You would end up saving some calories.
For example, if I was doing 30 minutes of exercise a day with my body weight, then that means that the calories burned by my 30 minutes will be about 100 calories.
A day that’s spent in bed with coffee and ice cream and a cold beer just doesn’t sound the best thing to do to save all those calories, so I’ve taken it off from there.
What if you are overweight?
If you are overweight, do you then need to get even more exercise to burn a bit more calories, or save a bit more calories for lunch and dinner?
So, I’ve found the answer to this question is…
No. I mean, you still need to be doing as many activities as possible to burn a lot of calories because that’s always going to lower them, but on the days that you’re not exercising at all, you’ll be burning a little less calories.
It’s like, if you’ve got to do a lot of work to get to someplace that makes you feel really good, you’re doing a lot of work to do less work.
So you still need to be eating foods that you think are good, but on the days that you are not exercising and not doing any exercise, you’ll probably feel a bit lower calorie because you’re just not doing any more food preparation.
What if you’re overweight? Does this increase the need for exercise?