But I have done a search and the posts/responses there don’t really seem to fit, so I thought I would ask for a clear example for myself.
I understand that with a slow metabolism I should take 12x my bodyweight and that is my maintenance level for calories. 230x12=2760. If I want to lose weight, subtract 500=2260.
I’ve been bouncing between 232-234 pounds for over a month at 6 feet 1", at least 25% bodyfat. I am a chunky butt.
Is it just that simple? I’ve been keeping a food log RELIGIOUSLY and have been getting 2200-2300 cals and not lost a pound over the last month. I was told that I needed to UP those calories because my gym activity creates an additional need, so I should actually add at least 500 more calories.
So for one week I went up to 2500-2700 calories and gained 2 lbs. So now I'm back down to 234. The added weight might have been water, or fat, or snot for all I know.
I’m defiantely not losing any weight at 2200-2300 cals per day. Is this because I am still taking in too little, or because that is my maintenance? I’ve gotten so darn frazzled I can’t think straight about it. I need someone to tell me what to do