@Narren How does your infodump tally with the discussion of metabolic changes as a result of weight loss that the article @Ruevian linked brings up? My understanding of exercise physiology, metabolism, and how the body responds to changes in either activity or diet is that losing weight is a lot more complicated than "eat a few hundred less calories than you 'should.'" If you consistently eat less than you need, your body is more inclined to store the calories you do eat as fat. The goal for successfully losing weight is convincing your metabolism to work harder. As far as I understand it, the best way to do that is to try to be consistent about caloric intake, while increasing activity level as much as you can. I also have a lot of strong feelings about nutritionism as a field, and how easily manipulated all of the data it produces is, but I think that rant probably goes elsewhere. My best advice is to try to eat enough, try to eat at regular intervals, and focus on eating things that make you feel more energetic and comfortable in your body.