11pm here in the UK and it would appear I'm being kept awake by the rattles of my brain attempting to understand calorie counting.
Now, looking at my diary, I am consuming 1200-1300 Calories a day. Obviously below daily recommendations. I am burning the bare minimum of 500 calories a day via exercise. Now I see that the calculation on the site recommends for my age, height and weight I should actually be aiming to consume 1600 calories per day!!
I'm worried now that I am not eating enough calories and will actually have stored so much fat this week rather than lost any!
Looking at posts and articles: during a calorie controlled diet, if you're feeling hungry then you're not doing it right. Problem here for me is that i have obsessive compulsive binge eating disorder and anxiety (OCBED) which means that I have 'feelings' and 'urges of 'hunger' throughout the day and night and it is hard to figure out if it is genuine hunger or the anxiety triggering OCBED 🙈
Can anyone please help me unserstand....
* how many calories should I be burning per day on the proviso I consume 1400 per day?
* should I aim for 1400 or 1600?
* if I am consuming below the recommended daily allowance have I set back any possible progress by storing fat?
I must admit, I am finding this rather difficult at the moment.
Thankyou lovely people
Much love and luck to you all
Just found this article some might find informative: