I had the same calorie range (1800-1650)suggested by Spark and it felt like I was going nowhere. I reduced my calories to 1200-1400 and started to notice the scale moving faster. 1200-1400 however is quite difficult to maintain for me so I've found a middle ground and gone with 1400-1600.
i also find it depends on how much quality food i'm eating. calories are calories, sure. But when the bulk of those calories are made up from unprocessed food it helps a lot.
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