I've lost about 8lbs in the last 8 weeks. However, in the first 2 weeks I lost 5 of them, then I lost 3 more over the next 3 weeks, and none for these last two. I started off on a nutritionist-instructed "cleanse" where I was eating around 1200-1300 cals a day, and running about an hour. I was told this was too low and too much, so I moved my calories up to 1500 and exercise to only 45 minute runs, or 35 minute runs with 20 minutes of strength training. Is this too many calories, or not enough? I feel like I keep hearing about successful diets for people who only eat 1200 and burn ridiculous amounts, but that seems like a burn out to me. HELP!
I'm 5'1", 140lbs, looking to lose 10lbs in the next 15 weeks.