Hey, Donna, I just thought I'd pop on and say hi to everyone. Glad you asked this question. You'll probably get a variety of answers because we're all different, as far as activity level goes. I eat between 1400-1800 calories a day because I work out and I am always moving. You should check with your nutritionist and see what they say about your daily caloric intake. Good luck with your journey, Donna! It's fun, isn't it?