MFP settings vs. BMR & TDEE?

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Hey guys. So I have a question..
Do you get better results limiting your daily calorie intake according to BMR and TDEE rather than MFP settings?
Here's my stats:

Starting Weight: 260
Current Weight: 197
Goal Weight: 180-190 (not sure yet, but somewhere in there lol)

Height: 6'1''
Age: 18
Body Fat Percentage: 27.3%
BMR: 1774
TDEE: 2749
Daily Calorie intake should be: 2336

Right now I have my calorie intake set at 1600 (MFP settings to lose 1.5 pounds a week, lightly active) and I find this goal hard to hit most days. I average about 1200-1300 a day.
Will upping my calories THAT MUCH help me get these last 10-20 pounds off?
I would love some opinions and advice about MFP settings versus BMR & TDEE (:

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  • t2kburl
    t2kburl Posts: 123 Member
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    If you were eating back your exercise calories, as you should, you would be eating close to 2336 every day.
    The big difference is setting your goal at 2336 then not logging exercise calories.
    But you should try to consistently eat close to that goal, whichever way you go about getting there. Huge deficits will not really get you the results you want.

    Good luck to you :)
  • sierra_12
    sierra_12 Posts: 249 Member
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    If you were eating back your exercise calories, as you should, you would be eating close to 2336 every day.
    The big difference is setting your goal at 2336 then not logging exercise calories.
    But you should try to consistently eat close to that goal, whichever way you go about getting there. Huge deficits will not really get you the results you want.

    Good luck to you :)

    i never eat back my exercise calories, i don't even add them till after I'm done eating for the day lol
    i know, i know.. shame on me..
  • sierra_12
    sierra_12 Posts: 249 Member
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