Our expert says:
If the figures are correct, then yes, you'd be burning more than you take in and you'd be losing weight. The problem is accuracy - let's say your estimates for calorie burning per day are 10 to 15% too high - that means you are actually only burning 700 a day. Then, assume the BMR is 10% lower than calculated - it falls to 1300, and the total is 2000Cal.
Now, if your estimate of energy intake is too high, by a tiny amount of 5%, you gain weight. So these kinds of calculations are impossible to make. This is why calorie counting doesn't work - if your estimate is wrong by 5 jelly babies a day, you can gain 5kg in a year. That's the margin for error...
So the point is, don't get too stuck on the numbers. I think you need to make some discerning choices regarding food intake, and look at when you eat, how much you eat, and then balance that against exercise. But I wouldn't try to count calories - it's not an exact science.
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