I have a diet book at home that recommends that women who do low to moderate amounts of exercise and weigh 181 - 200+ lbs eat 1,465 calories per day and that those who do moderate to high levels of exercise eat 1,700 calories. It recommends women 141 - 180 lbs eat 1,250 - 1,465 depending on the amount of exercise they do and, it recommends 1, 060 calories per day for women under 140 lbs who do low to moderate amounts of exercise. Most diets, you probably know, just say 1,200 calories for women and do not address their weight.
You can try the lower levels of what SP suggests and adjust from there if you are not losing 2 lbs/wk.
Good luck and welcome to SparkPeople.
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