I've been dieting for about a year. I logged everything I've eaten in that time (yes everything). For the most part I ate 1500kcals or less a day during that time, until recently. Mostly I ate less that 1300. Most weeks I lost 0.7kg. That's less than predicted for those numbers.
I'm 39 M and started out weighing 90kg. My goal was 75. I plateaued at 78.3 for 3 weeks. I did used to go to they gym and was in pretty good shape. I don't work out atm but I still carry some muscle so perhaps 75 is too little for me? I chose it because its the middle of my bmi. 79 is the top end of my bmi. After 3 weeks of the plateau I decided to switch to maintenence (using mfp calculator) of 2150kcals /day. I started slowly gaining weight just in 2 weeks. I admit I did overdo it on one weekend, (ate 3000kcals on sat and sun) but that was just 2 days and I went from 78.3kg to 79kg (that's a weeks worth of weight loss for 2 days) .
So am I right to think that I need to stick to a maximum of 1500kcals just to maintain? If I take a day off and eat some cake or drink some beer I have to diet for a week to make up for it. That sucks.
I can't go boxing or jujitsu because of the virus so my main cardio is dead. Do I have to go back to 3 heavy weight training session a week? Cos honestly I hate that.
I'm Pissed off sorry to moan but I have no one to ask about this stuff.