Beginner (restarting) here.
Between the articles on food logs and diets, I have a pretty good idea on how to set up and track my food. I also have a workout routine and cardio plan set. My only question (for now) is how to decide how many calories I want to hit each day.
I am right now at about 300 lbs. I am not actually in "oh-my-god-obese" land, I have some decent muscle, I carry my size well and ppl usually guess my weight at about 250 or less, but I am of course pretty badly overweight.
My question is: Should I really set my calories at 300 x 15 = 4500 calories a day? That seems like an insane amount of food when I try to project my diet from the foods in the '7 Habits..." Whole foods, fruits, Grow, Surge, etc... only goes so far.
Anyway--any thoughts? Is the "weight times 15" still the best place to start?