So last year I went to get an underwater weighing. This tells you your body fat to muscle ratio as well as an accurate bmr. I was shocked at my results. I had been waaaayyyy under estimating my bmr. I thought it was 1500, when it was really 1900. This is the difference between having a whole meal and feeling like I was starving to death.
Women's magazines and online calculators had been recommending me a number I could never stick to.
Eating 1900 to 2300 calories a day has made it easier to stick to my diet and unlike dieting at 1500 calories, I feel good and have energy.
I just wanted to share this and recommend getting an accurate, personal bmr reading. It makes a difference!