I am going to base my eating plan on portion counting rather than calorie counting but I would like an idea of a rough amount of calories to aim for on a daily basis. When I go on to the NHS BMI calculator it says I should eat 1970 - 2530 per day. When I go onto my fitness pal it says 1390 (which seems pretty low to me). When I stuck to a 2200 calorie diet I lost around half a pound each week (would like to lose a little faster if possible). That said I wasn't doing a huge amount of exercise when on the 2200 kcal plan.
My dietician suggested a 2000 - 2200 calorie plan with 45-60 minutes walking 5 days a week. What do you think to this? I'm wondering if it's low enough having seen the my fitness pal recommendation and given I didn't lose much weight last time?
Suggestions as to what you would recommend as a good calorie range each day?