I have been using MFP for a while now BUT I think I have been using it wrong... I have just gone premium and now just wanted to reconfirm what I think I now know.
My goal is to lose 1kg a week - I did the guided goal set up and based on everything, MFP tells me I must consume 1380 per day as a goal plus any exercise calories I earn. For example, today so far:
1380-999 food+388 exercise = 769 remaining
I always thought I had to leave the = at about 500 to have a calorie deficit however I have just read that MFP ALREADY takes the deficit into account so actually, I can eat all of the remaining calories in order to lose weight.
For weeks now I have been eating around 1100-1200 and I have stopped losing, after some investigation today, I believe that this is because I am eating too few calories and my body is going into ‘starvation’ mode.
So am I right in saying that, for example today, I can eat the rest of the 769 today in order to stick to the 1kg per week loss calculated for me by MFP?
Sorry for the stupid question!