So I've been using the Livestrong calorie counter app for iPhones, and I need advice. The app adds back in the calories you burn for work outs...so for example, if my calorie limit for the day is 1000, and I burn 285 calories jogging, the app says that I need to eat 1285 calories to reach my limit.
Well, the last few days, I have burned around 600 calories working out. When I'm trying to lose weight my caloric intake is usually around 1200-1250 (when working out, when not- it's more like 1000). For the last two days, I've eaten around 1450 calories because the app keeps adding back in my calories I burned during workouts. Should I cut back to 1200-1250 or should I follow the app and stay eating around 1450? I don't feel like I"m really losing anything...however, it's also a little too early to tell. I just don't want to waste 2 weeks and then get frustrated and give up. Meanwhile the bestie is burning like no one's business, after one week I can already tell she's losing! Even 5 pounds a month would make me completely happy, but I definitely want to lose the 5 every month. If I get to the end of the month and it hasn't come off, I'll be upset. My goal is to just be down for the holidays, especially when I go home in December. :)