That does seem rather low for a man and that could definitely result in fatigue after a while. Generally you should only cut 500 calories from your maintenance intake for sustainable weight loss. There's all sorts of BMR calculators out there, but the average maintenance calories for a man is 2,550.
Try 2,000 for a while, and more after you run. Again there are calorie calculators out there, but a finger-in-the-air estimate is aruond 300 for a 30-minute run. Don't forget to make sure you're getting plenty of protein to repair your muscles. Good luck!
I would suggest to increase your intake (at least 2200 kcal/day) and also split it into more meals. Eating 6 times a day is optimum and accelerates your metabolism..
Also I'd say to increase your good fat intake. Peanutbutter is considered to be a super-food (especially organic without added sugar). Try to combine it with good carbs (gorgeous on apple slices and exceptional in a sandwich with banana slices.. Peanutbutter & banana sandwich is the best recovery food for me). Not sure if you have managed to succesfully replace your protein after becoming veggie?
I am having an egg roll (wholemeal) and a banana in the morning and an extra banana in the afternoon. My weight loss has stalled mainly due to inactivity caused by hamstring, but back into it now so it should come off again.
My daily intake looks like this at the moment
2 slices wholemeal toast + marmite and OJorPorridge and OJ
Egg Roll + Banana + Cup decaff coffee
LunchHomemade Soup + Homemade Wholemeal Roll + Banana + Apple + SatsumaSnackBanana + Decaff CoffeeTeaVeggie Curry\pasta or Salad. Fruit or my treat 4 squares of Green and BlacksI also drink 3-4 pints of water a day.
Everything I read suggests that 2 lb a week is an undesirable but theoretically possible rate of fat loss, but that 1lb per week is much healthier.
Even that's very aggressive...
If your BMR is 2200, then you are going to feel rubbish if you eat less than this as a bare minimum. Why not consume at least this amount? It won't harm any fprogressive fat reduction plans, but you will feel better andhappier!
Been in exactly the same position, so know how it feels. It seems to be okay to keep a reasonably high level of fat (<30% of total calories), so long as those fats are mostly high-quality and unsaturated - olive oil, fat in oily fish, etc. The weight still goes down and you're not left feeling starving the whole time - a real danger of this if you cut back fat and sugary carbs together. This is from my personal experience but I seem to remember an article about this in a recent RW magazine, too.
Hope you find hte magic formula that's right for you.
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