To start off, I'm obese, trying to cut fat as fast as safely possible without losing muscle. I'm 4 weeks in. For the first 3 weeks, I was lifting with some dumbells at home following my own routine (also doing 30 minutes of low intensity cardio every day), which I quickly realized was garbage, so sought out a better, more proven routine. Started on the new lifting routine 1 week ago. BODY STATS: Height = 5' 11" Weight = 318 lbs (fatass) Body Fat = 44% (Tanita scale I own hovers around this) WORKOUT ROUTINE: Following All Pro's Beginner Routine, but substituted Leg Press instead of Squats as my knees are banged up. Also do not do the calf raises since I have a fracture in my right foot that flares up when I do them. Plus, my calves are huge already, lol. Hopefully this isn't hurting my progress too much... DIET: Started with eating 1800-1900 calories per day, aiming to get around 175g protein and 60g fat. Seemed to work the first 2 weeks, as I dropped quickly from my starting weight of 333 lbs to my current weight of 318 lbs. I assumed majority of that was water weight. Only problem is, now I've already stalled and I hover between 314 - 318 lbs for the past 2 weeks. That prompted me to start doing more research and something I came across was that I may not be eating enough? With that, I decided to up my calories to around 2600 and see what happens, but I don't want to shoot myself in the foot here, so I'm asking before I actually do that. So, that's the point of this thread. Am I just being too impatient and 1800- 1900 calories is perfect and I need to just give it more time - or should I up my calories to around 2600 per day. Which one would I stand to expect better results with (without losing much muscle)? Thanks in advance.