This is the first time ive ever tried to lose weight so im a total newbie to dieting and everything related.
im the summer i was about 255lbs (been 255lbs for over 10 years) and by chance because of a very psychical job and never having time to eat, i got down to 220lbs without really noticing it and in only 3 months at the most. after quitting that job (seasonal) i gained 10 pounds back and this week i started trying to diet and only eat 1750 calories so im 227lbs now, apparently ive already lost 3 lbs??.
I dont want to be super slim, for now im aiming for 200lbs and i will probably try to be 190-185lbs at the very least. But im just curious if for now my goal weight is 200lbs, how many calories should i be eating if i want to lose atleast 2 pounds a week? is 1750 calories too much? i was considering trying 1600 calories for my second week, is this too much also?. im in the sedentary range for sure right now.
i would appreciate replies from other people who have been in the 230+ range because i think a thinner person might tell me its way too much and that i should eat 1300 which i cant start with in my first week =p
Also the calculators for how many calories i should be eating all give me very different resaults ranging from 2150-1300 calories, so i was wondering if someone knew of a more accurate one i could be using?
thanks so much!