Are fitness trackers duping us into eating more calories?
I just read an article here HERE which has me a little worried. Essentially, the article states that whatever activity we set as our baseline is an expectation consumed by calories in/out. When Fitbit reports the activity to Cronometer and increases the amount of calories we can consume each day, it's not taking into account the expected activity as per the original goal.
For example, I log a sedentary lifestyle. That takes a certain amount of calories into account. Fitbit then reports to Cronometer that I've got an excess 900 calories by the end of day , I then decide on a larger dinner. Whereas in reality, that 900 was already accounted for as a part of the sedentary lifestyle option set. In effect, I'm doubling up on my calories and being duped into thinking I have calories to play with.
Are you able to kindly confirm whether Cronometer works this way.