The best method to determine your daily calorie needs (for weight loss or maintenance) is by using the calorie calculator. For some women, the region of 1400-1600 calories is a maintenance amount (for others, this amount will lead to weight loss).
The AHA has a blanket recommendation of 2000 calories per day.
This is not a prescription, but a baseline to begin fat loss.
Here are some basic ideas for a 1500 calorie diet (including a vegetarian plan).
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