I’m currently eating up to 1530 cals/day (except for the days I ate over this past week… Not happening again).
I arrived at this figure between mfp, and with the help of a friend who used a formula based on weight, height, etc etc.
But I was just researching how much fat one should consume daily (I am eating way too much!) and it suggested my calories be between 1100-1400. I was doing 800-1000 cals previously and even 1200 and not sticking with it.
Now I actually feel satisfied and can stick to my calorie goal. And it appears to be working so far. So do I leave it where it is for the next 10-15 lbs, or should I already be tweaking it?
Part of why this is so hard is because there are so many schools of thought and you get tons of different answers depending on where you happen to look. Lord knows I have no idea what I’m doing on my own. So I need all the help I can get.