This advice kinda goes to everyone interested-I tried to start losing weight last year, and succeeded, losing 20 pounds just by counting calories and keeping a hard limit of my intake around (2000 cals a day) but i totally quit once October started and am only now getting around to considering it again. Anyone have advice for getting back into the swing of things?
Take you height, find what your ideal weight is, and look up the basal metabolic kcal intake you need
For example, I'm 5'7, M; I should be 150 lbs. When I started losing weight, it was in March'19, and I was a sad 260 lbs. I started counting my calories and would stop at 1,500 a day. I didn't change what I ate, only how much, and by the start of August I was down to 215.
It'd be dishonest for me not to mention this, but I acquired an Adderall prescription at the start of October, and at that time I weighed 210. Now in Feb 2020 I'm about 185-190.
A pound of fat is 3,500 kcal, so whatever your deficit is, you should be keeping that in mind when you see your progress slow down. Even when you're eating at a huge deficit like I am, I'm still losing less than a pound a week. It doesn't mean you're doing anything wrong, everything is working correctly, it will just take time, or you need to work-out more.