There are lots of threads on here from people who are struggling to lose weight and yet they record ALL their food, and eat below 1200.
Lots of the responses from other posters say you need to weigh your food; it’s frustrating isn’t it? You know how much you’re eating and something is wrong but everyone blames your tracking!
Let me tell you about my peanut butter epiphany. I love the crunchy non-sweetened stuff (I’m in the UK) and used to have a “tablespoon” on my crackers. I used a measuring spoon and logged it on MFP. Now a tablespoon is c15grams. One day I weighted it, and it was 27g. Now depending on the brand, that’s between 50 and 100 calories extra I didn’t know I was eating. So 2 tablespoons (still not much to eat) is anything from 100 to 200 cals extra. Imagine doing that most days and you’ve now wiped out the deficit you’ve carefully created.
So when someone replies with the flowchart about CICO and asks if you’re weighing food, or suggests you open your diary so that they can spot logging mistakes, they’re doing that because they want to prevent you making the same mistakes they did. It can feel insulting when someone implies you don’t know how to log properly, I get that.
But I didn’t. And I now weigh every blasted morsel of the crunchy yummy stuff.