When I started back at 361, I ate almost 4,000 calories a day, and at 330 lbs, I cut down to 3,500.
2,750 sounds like a lot, but at 328, if you are active, it is hard to determine BMR, because some days you ache, and don't do much, and others you do a lot, if you feel good.
Today, I plan my exercise, and just burn my calories, but at 330, I woke up, hopped a bit, and saw how the day was going to be. Did my hips hurt? etc.etc. Your exercise will vary, and it is harder to determine calories burned at higher weights. I doubt SP would have given me a 3,500 calorie range, but I find that people who are very heavy, or very light tend to be hard to predict what will work for them.
So the question I have to ask is: Are you currently losing weight at 2,750 calories? If you are losing 1-2 lbs a week, maybe eat an extra 250 calorie snack on the 2-3 days you feel a little hungry. You may slow down to a lb. a week, but you will feel better, and that helps us stick to it. So far, I have been losing for over 4.5 years, and if I was hungry all the time, I would have quit years ago.
Today, I eat almost exactly what SP has for my range, and am doing pretty good. I just think for people outside the norm, we can use SP ranges as a guide, but will need to tweak it based on hunger, and how well we are losing. Once you get down to 250 or so, the SP range will be a lot more accurate.
Russell - current BMI 28.6
197 - bmi 30 - done
164 - bmi-25
| current weight: 183.4