1200 is the very minimum that a female should be eating, but what your range depends on your weight loss goals and fitness goals. If you are using the new way of tracking where your fitness activity tracked communicates with your nutrition tracker, it is helpful for people who are very active on some days and not as active on others. On the days you are more active, you may need more calories and nutrients to support that level of activity, but less on the days you aren't as active. So that is where it is helpful to eat back some of those exercise calories, so-to-speak. Here's a page that explains more about the differences of the two types of tracking (you have the option to use the other way if you would like): www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
Also, you may find this page helpful in understanding how the main calculations are done based on the older way of tracking: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calorie_calcu
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