Post # 16
To push past a plateau, I would try the military diet. It’s ridiculous, but it’s three days of very low calories. It helped jump start me to get through those 10 pounds. Once those three days were up, I stuck to my fitness pal and counting calories along with exercise.
Post # 17
This explains it better than I would paraphrase. It also talks about studies done on famine.
Post # 18
did you even bother to read your own link?
It does not back up what you were saying in any way.
Post # 19
How are our posts not helpful? I have friends who were very overweight to begin with (not saying OP was) who were able to lose a lot of weight early on with really simple changes like cutting out soda and not eating fast food. It’s reasonable after a plateau to evaluate what you’re doing and see what other changes need to be made. OP mentioned she does not currently strength train – that will likely help her a lot, not sure how that is unhelpful.
This happened to me as well. My nutritionist had me do a reverse diet (and I lost weight once I started doing that) before I could cut calories again.