If it were me, I would cut some calories and see how I got on. I count calories on the understanding that it is just an indicator. By choosing what I eat, I am finding that I can lose 1-2lbs a week without getting overly hungry and having treats within my plan. We are all different and one person's ideal food intake will be bloating for some and starving for others. At 5' 11" according to different web sites, I should need 2200 to 2400 calories a day to maintain weight. That's a difference of 200! 500 less per day to lose 1lb a week is say 1700. I am finding I can find satisfying foods that provide about 1400 calories a day without too much trouble. My lowest day was 1300 calories and that included a piece of dark chocolate.
Originally Posted by Desmonema
Experiment and find what you are happiest with is my advice.
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