Hey everyone, I've been scratching my head over this for a while now, since nothing I'm doing seems to shift any weight.
I'm female, 5'2, 190lbs and 34 years old. For between 3-4 months I've been calorie restricting, but I've lost 2-3 lbs total in 16 weeks. It's a loss, but that's more what you'd expect to see in one month rather than 4.
I started at 1500 calories plus doing IF (eating between 11am and 7pm), but when I wasn't seeing results there I stopped IF and dropped to 1400 calories and started adding in exercise. I did some weight training for a couple of weeks but I switched that out for a 1 hour walk every other day because I felt that's more sustainable for me atm.
I know that usually the culprit for stalled weight loss is underestimating what you eat, but I'm really careful about weighing and logging everything. If the packet won't scan, I'll manually enter the nutrition info myself. My fitbit estimates that I burn between 1900-2400 calories per day, depending on how active I've been.
My question is, am I missing something, should I drop my calories? I've tried 1200 in the past, but 1400 is the lowest I can manage without being hungry. I'm vegan so I can't really do keto, I rely on carbs too much. I've managed to lose weight in the past doing what I do now, so I'm not sure what's different.
Thanks for reading such a long post, input is appreciated!