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I know that 124 -126 is my maintaining status - that's what I'm aiming for my wellbeing - less weight easier the arthritis is.
3 sausage, egg and chips no veg - the husband's turn to cook after an afternoon at the pub watching the footy. Why am I suprised?
1 piece of rocky road 1 piece chocolate rice crispy (both homemade) - yes this may seem naughty to some but it's better than usual when I would have had four pieces and some other crap.
Managed to to stave off eating until about 3pm then had an apple. Had a banana about an hour before tea. Not planning on doing this every weekend just trying to kick start something. I shall insist on vegetables tonight. Thinking stew or curry....
I read it a couple of times then tried playing with numbers myself
It does make sense though I generally find my actual tdee is less than most calculators estimate it to be
I found that the best approach is to take tdee as being sedentary as my job is mostly, then to adjust for activities on feed days...
I find that to key losing around a pound a week, I need to consume no more than 5500 not calories a week
Working back, that means my sedentary tdee is 5500 + 3500 = 9000
Or about 1286 per day
Most calculators actually give me around 1580 a day, but if I do that, with fasting 2 days, that would get me to a deficit of 1492 and weight loss drops or stalls - particularly if I eat a lot of refined crabs, chocolate and alcohol in those...