i know cardio has benefits for cardiovascular health and such, but my question doesn't really pertain to that aspect. let's say someone is trying to lose fat and they set their calorie limit at 2500 for the day. would there be any difference between A.) eating 2800 calories and then doing cardio to burn 300 calories and B.) eating 2500 calories and not doing cardio? from my understanding, the EPOC associated with cardio is very low and wouldn't contribute to burning that many calories post cardio. so are A and B essentially the same thing if cardiovascular health is neglected?