I just purchased Shred It! and am still confused about how many calories to be eating. Here's my story: I am 39 years old, female, 5'6" tall. I had an electronic body composition test done at a gym recently and discovered that I am 225 lb. scale weight , 130 lb. lean body weight. I need to lose about 65 lbs. fat. I used an online calculator to determine my BMR, and that's 1792. Harris Benedict calculator says 2150 calories required based on current activity level. I have tried every single diet in the book, including very low calorie ones (800-1000 cals/day -- FAIL!), so my instinct is to always cut calories drastically. This obviously has led to me to a very bad place though. Maybe I'm just missing it in the book, but I can't find where it says how many calories to cut. I'm ready to dive into Robert Cheeke's program but want to know how many calories I should eat for fat loss. Can anyone help? Thank you!!