A pound of fat is 3500 calories. So to lose a healthy 1 pound per week, you need to have a deficit of 3500 calories. Look up what a healthy caloric intake per One Day is to maintain your weight, multiply by 7 days. Then subtract 3500. Use that number to divide by 7 again in order to see what your calorie needs are for one day. That is how many calories you should take in in order to lose weight.
The problem with calculating is that if you see a different of 1500 to 1000, it is simply because the measurements aren't taking into account your build, your muscle mass, and sometimes if you are a male or female. Thus, the calculations vary. So, I think a safe bet for you would be to go in the in-between range, 1250 calories. If you don't see results in a month, try less, but definitely don't go less than recommended.
Edited by: JESSAELINN at: 1/4/2013 (13:21)
1/1/2013- 95 pounds to lose... wow
9/24/13- 41 pounds to go! Halfway there!
| Pounds lost: 47.0