I'm 21, 5'11, 205 lbs and male. I'm lucky if I get 1800-2000 calories a day. And this has wreaked havoc on my body. I've had hypothyroid and testosterone issues since June, and I've posted about it before (Trying to find the link). I'm having mental health issues, depression, low energy, etc. Some of this has been alleviated by increasing carbs (used to eat around 40-60, now up around 140-160.)
I'm a week into starting strength and really want to be successful. The Harris-Benedict calculator has me at 3258 calories for maintenance (moderately active). Can someone please convince me that this is right? I think I have an eating disorder that prevents me from crossing that 2000 calorie line, even though I know objective that that deficit is too large, and I've been eating too little for too long, to get stronger/loss fat.