I was reading a statistic that the average American consumes 3750 calories a day.
Before I got in shape, I’m certain that I was averaging numbers like that but the largest I ever got was 238# ( 6’ tall guy)
When I lost weight it was really linear. I lost a pound a week over 65 weeks by using a 500 cal a day deficit.It went exactly how it was supposed to.
I still don’t understand why I wasn’t gaining a pound every week all those years that I was eating 1000+ calorie surplus a day? Or why the average American isn’t hundreds of pounds overweight given the Average calorie consumption.
I was almost completely sedentary for 20 years.My weight did go up, but it was a couple pounds a year over many years.