Hi, ive been trying to lose weight since January. Ive been on 1200 cals a day, bar a once a month meal out with friends. So far ive lost 16lb, with another 30lb to go, but its slowed down now so the past few weeks ive lost 2lb in total, plus im narky, bad tempered, constantly tired, and struggling!
So following the NHS advise, i have up'd to 1400 cals a day. My biggest problem is how many cals i waste on drinks, i cant drink sugar free as sweetners give me a headache and i need my coffee (ive recently given up smoking and drinking, i need caffeine for now!), so around 300 cals a day are taken up.
Anyway. Im also doing c25k and trying to walk a good amount every day, as im using MFP to track my cals, and as its linked to my iPhones iHealth it gives me cals back and so far ive been eating roughly half of the back, since im sure MFP massively over estimates burn anyway. As ive just up'd the cals to 1400, would i be better sticking to that and ignoring the burned cals, or continuing to eat some back?