Went to the doctor... questioning his advice.
I usually see a nurse practitioner but because I had a mild injury to my knee the office decided to have me see a new doctor. I've been counting calories, exercising, changed my diet, etc. for 6 months and have lost 6 pounds. While I've lost inches, it's mostly been in my chest and I've only dropped one pant size. It's frustrating because I am working hard and doing everything right. Based on my weight my calories should be around 1,700 a day, I'm often at about 1,600-1,700. Well, this doctor concluded that I need to drop down to 1,200 calories in order to lose weight.
I had some blood tests run just over a year ago to check for hypothyroidism but the results came back showing that my gland was actually creating too much of the thyroid hormone. He said it was probably a lab error but didn't want to retest me. He said he could prescribe me metformin but just didn't think I was a good candidate for it... whereas the nurse practitioner I've seen before thinks I likely have PCOS. I haven't used birth control in 4 years and I'm not pregnant, I've had hair loss, and more. She once considered prescribing it to me but we decided to wait.
Should I really be dropping my calories down to 1,200 a day? I'm 208 and 5'6"... my friend who is 165 and 5'2" is eating that many calories and it just doesn't seem right to me.