My trainer wants me to consume 1400 calories a day. My BMR is even more than that. I find that I have a hard time consuming that much. I would rather stay around 1200 calories a day. I am an Operating Room Nurse and it is so hard on work days to get in my calories, water and to exercise when I get home. I am getting frustrated.
Well, not knowing anything about how much you have to lose or anything, 1400 sounds like a pretty reasonable and doable starting point. I mean if you're 120 pounds and want to lose 5 pounds then maybe not so much, but if you're trying to lose 20, 30 or even 50 pounds, then that sounds about right. If it's really that difficult for you to get to 1400 why not try adding one of those meal supplement shakes? Not a meal REPLACEMENT shake, but the healthy shakes that are supposed to be full of vitamins and things you wouldn't normally get in your diet? Drink it with lunch to add a few calories or with breakfast. Then when it comes time to drop down to 1300 calories you have something easy you can omit from your diet and it wouldn't be much extra work considering your schedule. I would bring it up with your trainer, maybe he or she has an even better idea. :)