i've been on less than 1000 a day and finally lost some weight. I walk 2-6 miles everyday. I'm not usually very hungry until i finally sit down to read before bed. I have tried to get to 1200 and stay there for a couple of weeks,but i sooo want to get down into the 130's and i have 4 lbs to go. I take all the vitamins and eat lots of fruit and veggies too. I'm on low carb also.