Does anyone else ever feel like MFP is giving you too many calories?
I'm 5'4", 221 lbs, 40 year old female. I have an office job so I'm definitely sedentary.
MFP tells me that to lose 1 lb a week I can eat 1580 calories. I've been doing that fairly consistently but it's very rare that I actually lose a pound a week. I do a tiny amount of exercise, so tiny that I don't try to eat back the calories because it's basically like one peanut or something. I enter in all of my food, weighing and measuring as I go (at least once a week, I tend to eat the exact same thing for meals for the week) and I'm usually between 1350-1550, depending on what I feel like eating that week. I try to keep my carbs, sugar and sodium down, although the sodium is sometimes higher than I'd like. Given the sodium, I don't expect to lose a whole lot some weeks but this has been going on for months!
I don't want to lower my calories too much but I also would like to actually start losing weight. Any advice?