My good friend is embarking on a weight loss program, basically she and I were the exact height/weight when I started. I said what worked for me (at 5'8 and 323 lbs.) was 1800 calories. I did not exercise much at all for the first 40 pounds.
Anyway, she followed 1800 cals to the letter (she's very eager to do this, weighed and measured all food, logged it all on fitday etc.)
the first 2 weeks, lost about 6 or 7 lbs. The past two weeks, she's moved up on the scales, which as we ALL know is disheartening. I thought two weeks is too soon to change things up, as it could be TOM etc., but she wants to change things.
Now, my question is -- does she go DOWN in calories, or UP to about 2000?? Being 320 lbs, I wonder if going down to 1500 is wise??
I thought if anyone would know, it would be the chickies!