Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all having a great week.
I am on week 3 of the NHS 12 week plan. I have joined my works gym and have been doing a 30 minute workout in the morning before I start work. I also have a 20 minute walk to work in the morning and a 20 minute walk back home in the evening. At the weekends I walk for a minimum of 5 miles each day. My fitbit tells me that I am burning between 5000 and 6000 calories per day. It's never been less than that to date. Myfitnesspal calculates my BMR (Basal Metabolic rate) at 2868 calories a day (425lbs, male, 6ft 3, 48yrs young). With an estimated 5 x 30 minute workouts per week + my weekend walks, I would class myself as moderately active so I multiply my calories by 1.55. This gives me a total of 4445 calories a day. The NHS recommended calorie intake for a man on the 12 week plan is 1900 per day. I have been strictly eating 1900 calories a day but I am worried that this is way below what I should be eating based on my exercise levels and that my weight loss is too much as a result. I have to say that this has been manageable and I haven't been hungry at all. Can anyone offer any advice to me on the whole calorie intake thing and tell me how many calories I should be eating to aim for around 2-3 lbs loss per week.