If this were true, then at 5′-6″ and 205lbs, having about 80 lbs of fat to lose, my deficit could safely be 2480??!! Now I know THAT doesn’t make sense, but would you say that the more body fat you have to lose, the greater your deficit can be daily without eating away prescious lean tissue?? I generally have a fairly high deficit (between 1600-1000) during the week, with a surplus/maintenance on weekends, and I am having big time trouble losing anything, so i’m assuming the answer is my deficit is too high. The OPT program sounds great, but i’m not sure such a structured program will last long with me. Any advice would be greatly appreciated…thank you!!