So in the interests of being able to maintain my weight-loss and find a way to make myself comfortable during the process I am currently trying out a new idea. I used a calculator online to figure out how many calories a lightly active person at my goal weight needs to eat to maintain their weight. And I'm using that as my daily limit. I know it will take longer than a 1200 cal diet but that kind of restriction causes me to burn out fast. All other attempts to hurry my weight loss along ended up being painful and frustrating. So I figure by the time I am at my goal weight I will be used to eating at that limit and will be comfortably able to sustain that for the long term.
The only issue I see is that as I get close to goal the weight will come off extremely slowly, I could see cutting calories a bit more or upping exercise to get the last few pounds off at that point. I'm just curious if anyone else has done this, and if so how their experience was?
For info purposes I am a female, 5'7 currently: 185 Goal: 135 According to scoobys a lightly active 135lb woman needs to eat 1964 to maintain, I currently have my calories set at 1800 and usually end up eating about 1900.