I'm planning on doing the 16:8 way of eating. I've had a read through various posts on here, and used both calculators suggested. They've come up with different figures,,,,,, it's completely baffled me, so any help appreciated............
Also, I've read so much yet still () don't fully understand the 16:8. I get that I fast for 16 hours and I eat within an 8 hour time frame. But, how many calories am I supposed to eat during those 8 hours.
Sorry if it's a really obvious question but I have numerous things going on in my life and new info just won't sink in.
Monday : 500 calories - 50 if them in milk in tea during the day, 100 of them in lunch : just veg, 350 of them at supper Tuesday : TDEE less 10% - 1/3 at lunch, 2/3 at supper Wednesday : as Tuesday Thursday : as Monday Friday : TDEE - 1/3 at lunch, 2/3 at supper Saturday : ignore all rules and limits and enjoy your food Sunday : as Friday
that should give you a structure to slot your meals into
MrsMoney You'd lose very well on talk's excellent 5:2 plan - many folk have lost weight on it.
However, if you just want to start with daily 16:8, without any fast days, then you do need to have a deficit over the week. With your very low TDEE, that is tough, imo.
I suggest you try about 1200 cals per day for say 2 weeks, then review your progress. You need 2 weeks to see the real effect of any dietary or exercise changes. After this, you can adjust that 1200 up or down, or go with Talk's plan.