For energy balance and fat loss, think of your daily Calorie goal as your checking account.
The average person will have a daily budget of 2,000 Calories to spend however they wish.
Generally speaking, you want to be writing 2 – 4 equal-sized checks while staying in the black.
Working out for 60 minutes deposits anywhere from 200 – 500 Calories into your retirement account — not your checking account.
Avoid dipping into your retirement.
All that will do is slow your progress down and prevent you from entering retirement (maintenance mode).
The easiest and fastest way to improve your daily budget so you can retire early is to eat slowly; it’s like getting an instant 10% discount on every purchase you make.