Calorie counting? 25 female

Hi there!

I was wondering what everyone’s intake was regarding calorie counting.

I am turning 25 in May. I am 5’7, and I weigh 170 pounds. I started calorie counting for only 1500 calories a day, as well as working out about 4-5 times a week about a month ago. So sometimes when I workout, it’s like I only ate about 1200-1300 calories a day instead. Is this healthy?

My period is late and I feel thrown off. I have lost some pounds, but if this isn’t healthy then I don’t want to do it anymore. I definitely have felt hungry a lot throughout the month. But, it has worked in terms of me losing some pounds.

I was always into working out, but I have never done this kind of diet before or diet in general. I was probably eating 2000 or more calories a day, which on Google says is average. Losing weight isn’t for my looks- it was for my health, but now I feel as if I made it worse. I don’t look 170, I look more 140-150 pounds.

Please let me know what you think. I may book an appointment with my doctor soon to see what she thinks. I really thought that this was fine but I keep reading so many different opinions. Thank you!

Calorie counting? 25 female