2,600 calories

Hey everyone. I am currently in the midst of my weight loss journey. I started around 280, and I am currently about 250. The first 30 pounds came off through different fad diets, but I’m really trying to focus on being in a calorie deficit to continue to lose weight. I workout 5-6 times a week, and four days out of the week I am working for a moving company, so I am basically lifting and on my feet for most of the day.

I’ve been eating around 2,600 calories, but I feel absolutely terrible. I have no energy and struggle to get out of bed most days. Also, I don’t feel like I am recovering as well as I need to. I used a calorie calculator online and it told me around 2,600 would put me in a slight deficit. Should I eat more? As active as I am, I am wanting to push it to 3,000 and see how my body responds.

My training routine is similar to bodybuilding with supplemental cardio. I was also a college offensive lineman for 5 years, so I do have a decent amount of muscle. I’m trying to hold onto most of the muscle and lose fat, but I want to do it the healthiest way possible. Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

2,600 calories