I want actual thoughts. I 100% agree a hypocaloric diet is necessary to lose weight. You have to burn more than you consume.
That said — I went to a metabolic testing facility and did the breathing tube test where they *measure your respiration oxygen* and according to this scientific device that is meant to tell everyone how many calories they burn a day/at rest, I burn anywhere from 2400-2700 calories a day, on a normal day. 2700 “if I exercise.” The calories I burn, according to this machine, if I do NOTHING BUT LAY IN BED PER DAY, are 1850-1950.
My question is why do I need to eat less than 1500 cals a day before I see any amount of weight loss? That’s a HUGE deficit. More than 500 cals a day, if I am burning 2400 cals a day. I feel like, mathematically, I should be able to eat 1800/day and still lose weight?