At your weight if you were a client I would multiply your weight by 9-12. That would be your range and you would follow menus for that based on hunger levels each day.
How Many Calories Should I Eat To Lose Weight? It Depends on Your Plan For The Day.
Body Weight (BW) x9 are the days you are busy, sleep late, go to bed early, or just so full of veggies you don’t need more.
The answer to “how many calories should I eat?” gets easier to live with the harder you are willing to work.
The big thing is get in your range. Eat it faithfully with HARD execise and see what happens after TWO weeks. You should lose. If you don’t lose, drop the all ranges by 100 calories and try again for two weeks.
If you have to drop the range after four weeks I would examine how hard you are working out. You might need more intensity and heavier weights.
One important thing to remember, though, you must be 95% in your range and 95% with your exercise for two weeks. If you are less than 95% then the problem isn’t the calorie range; the problem is you are not working your plan. I see too many people blame the exercise schedule and the calorie range when they need to examine their habits. In other words, don’t ask me “How many calories should I eat to lose weight?” and then basically ignore the answer by failing to execute consistently.
I hope this helps you find a calorie range that allows you to keep those habits clean and strong.