I weigh around 27stone, and I walk 2 to 3 miles most days, but am not that active the rest of the day.
I'm a 6foot male with quite a big build, and thought maybe a 400kcal/day deficit from a steady weight calorie intake would be about right.
But I'm not sure how many calories I would need to stay the same weight, to base that deficit upon.
I'm type 2 diabetic, if that makes any difference.
I did weigh 36stone seven years ago, and I think a lot of the loss came from going from vegetarian to cutting out all the egg and dairy, but I have seemed to plateaued a bit with the weight loss.
I have started counting calories, on and off, and keeping a diary.
With my muscle bulk from all the walking I think I probably need a bit more than 2500kcal a day....one calculator said around 4000kcal/day, but I think that can't be accurate, probably due to me being too heavy for their equations to be relevant.
I ate about 2800kcals yesterday, and that might have been about right, to maintain my weight.
So how many calories would I need to maintain my weight? Obviously I don't want to. A nice temporary goal would be 22stone, so I can at least be allowed back on the dentist's chair!