For maintenance I'm only allowed less than 1500 calories. That would mean that for weight loss I'd be eating less than 1000 calories a day and probably grinding my metabolism to a halt.
I'm surprised it came out like that because your example seems very high.
Also it uses the same calculation for men and women which seems odd? I didn't think it was just the fact that men are generally bigger that allows them to eat more?
The problem when you start adding in phrases like moderate exercise is that every definition is different.
If you're running for exercise then take your BMR and know that each mile you run uses net 100 calories, you'll then have a rough idea of what your calorific need is.
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