Hey guys, there's something which I can't quite understand about the BMR.
OK, so BMR is the needed energy for the body to simply function without any activity, as far as I've understood. As I understand it is important NOT to eat less than your BMR, as that could lead to possible health problems.
Now you add your activities to that number. Activity includes sitting, standing, walking, working out etc. This is the energy you need to keep your normal weight, WITH the activities.
Now, let's say I have a BMR of 2000 calories. Without training I have a approximately 2400 calories intake on a normal day. Adding training it's about 2600-2700 calories. This is what I can't understand. So your need for calories increase. That is because you USE energy/calories on the exercise, right? So, let's say that I intake 2000 calories, I would be 600-700 calories of deficit on a training day. But that would mean, that I have intaked 2000 calories, and burned 600-700 calories. So my total intake is 1300-1400 calories, which is below my BMR. Is this correct? Isn't that the same as not eating the calories your BMR needs?
Question is, in short: Will the body still act as if it hadn't got it's needed BMR, if I used exercise to get beneath the number of calories, but still ate my BMR calories throughout the day? Wow, I hope I have explained it in a way that understandable - really sorry if not!
Cheers and thanks in advance!