According to the 12 week plan I should be eating 1400 calories a day, however this seems low as I'm 5ft 11in, 20st 11lb and a BMI of 41.9. I fit between moderately active and inactive - 2 x 30 min dog walks a day plus a lot of sitting (plus enough household chores to keep things ticking over, but I'm not exactly houseproud xD), I have a stiff/sore ankle with recurring problems so can't be on it for long periods, but could do more than I'm doing now.
If I start on 1400 cals now, is it enough and do I then stay on it until I've lost all the weight? Looking at the long haul on this, would like half a stone a month but not being obsessive and with around 9 stone to lose. I'm 55 and don't want to be where I am in another 5 years, overweight has sapped my confidence plus all the other negatives that others suffer/have suffered.
What do other people do with this kind of weight loss ahead of them? Eat higher now and slowly decrease over time or just go straight in at 1400 and stick with it until the end?