So I revamped my diet plan. I always use my exercise rest day to evaluate my food journal and do tweaks and etc. Well last week, I went down to 1200 calories a day and I crashed and burned. I gained half a pound. I'm not bummed, just confused. I calculated my BMR to be 1737 or 1740 cal, so I subtracted 500 and ate about 1200 t0 1250 calories a day. But I know it's not working...and it's not just the gain.
So I re-calculated my BMR and found I did it all wrong apparently. My new calculations say my BMR is 1740, but my daily caloric intake is like 2070 so I should eat 1585 calories to lose a pound a week.
Now with all this math, I have confused myself. If I lower my calories to 1585, my BMR of 1740 would burn everything plus 250 calories. How is that a pound a week without doing anything? Of course I exercise but I'm so confused.
I feel really panicked if I don't have a guideline to work around. If I go willy nilly then I get very discouraged and lose track of what I need to keep and eye on.
Please 3FC, help me determine my caloric intake for weight loss. I'm ready to get back to my normal self.
And I read the forum guidelines...but I still feel like I posted the thread in the wrong place. I'm just nervous. And I apologize if my post doesn't belong here. Thank you.