Thirteen years back when i started my career and got on my chair to counsel people on the right lifestyle,planning their diets i hardly heard terms like macros and micros, BMR, REE and TDEE. Clients were concerned about their weight gain. All they knew were famous fad diet trends of those times and names of local dietitians. But today they come well prepared with diet trends, new fads, apps, groups showing transformations and with comparison reports. Whats lacking though is patience, respect towards the profession and the most importantly respect towards own body.
They ask me that how do i compensate 350 calories of a dessert. Shall i skip my next meal. Definitely you can do the maths and get a net value of calories you have derived from an equation easily available on the internet but what happens to the quality of the calories you took. Its not just about the quantity of food taken but quality too.
What goes into your system makes your body the way it is and that should be by focus on both the quantity of food consumed and the quantity of food consumed.
Now lets talk a bit about the basics. Our body does burn an x amount of calories when at rest. These are the basic calories you require to sustain. Then we burn calories through our activity levels. When we burn more calories than we take in we lose weight. Many follow the route on taking calories by counting numbers but not nutrients and working out crazily. What happens in the long run is you might achieve your desired weight but not desired health.
The right route to a healthier and fit body and lifestyle is first to balance system internally and hence externally And not the other way around
Yes there are many apps and groups that might guide you on eating every morsel of food after counting its macros and micros but its best to leave these technicalities to professionals and take the right approach. I am sure your body is worth of the best care.