When I first started my weight loss journey, I used the NHS plan to determine how many calories I should eat each day. I seen '1,400kcal' for women and thought I will just do 1,200 to get even better results. Wrong.
I didn't struggle to eat that little but after doing more research I found this is the bare minimum of what you should eat, not the maximum
So today I have upped my calorie maximum to 1,500. My main goal is not only to lose weight but to gain muscle too, so depriving my body of all those macro nutrients isn't going to do it much good.
1,500 seems a lot compared to my usual and I am currently only at 1,000 right now and it's nearly 11pm. I think it is really important to keep re assessing to account for where you are now and not where you started (5kg heavier in my case).
Most importantly: listen to your body!! No one should feel starving or lethargic after weeks on your journey, this is something to enjoy and you shouldn't feel deprived