I was wondering if anyone here has had luck with increasing their daily calorie limit?
I want to go from 1200 to 1400 calories a day but it feels so wrong..
I'm a 5'2 woman with around 30 pounds to lose and I have a low TDEE as I'm quite sedentary. All calculations point to 1200 calories a day giving me a 1 pound a week weight loss.
However, after multiple attempts at 1200 a day, I just can't do this realistically and still have enough energy to get through the work day. I've tried all sorts of food combinations. I definitely lose weight at this number, but the hunger, low energy and headaches it gives makes me give up after a few weeks.
Any other people in this position who found 1200 (or whatever your recommended amount is) unbearable after a while? I will lose weight now eating 1400 calories, but it will be at a slower rate, and I'm worried I will plateau after 10 pounds or so and have to reduce again to 1200 anyway..