I usually don't count calories, so I don't know my everyday calorie consumption. When I do I'm sometimes around 2400 calories, sometimes more, but sometimes only 2000 calories. I don't purposely calorie restrict, I never did that. Even when I wasn't vegan I always ate when I was hungry. And I still do it like this. And I feel great with it! I have ton's of energy and I make progress in my workouts.
So why force yourself to eat at least 2500 calories minimum? Where did that number come from?? And please, don't link the post from this 30BAD website, like this one
Those aren't scientific papers for me, also not the references (sorry). I know about malnutrition etc., but I'm just really interested where this "2500" number comes from :)
Why eat 3000 calories and feel sick and low in energy, so you just want to sit on the couch, when you could feel better with a bit less? Again, I'm not promoting calorie restriction, if you can smash 4000 cals that's great, but I honestly don't see a point to change my way of eating right now..
Feel free to post articles and convince me :)