I am morbidly obese based on my BMI (41-ish% body fat). I want to lose 1lb/week, which I believe equates to a 500 Calorie deficit/day. My BMR is 2660.
Is there a difference in the context of weight-loss between consuming 2160 Calories with no additional exercise, and consuming 2660 Calories and additional exercise to burn 500 Calories?
Math-wise I believe they are equivalent, however I'm not sure if there are any bodily functional differences between the two of them.