Your sedentary burn is 2000 calories. If you don't do any exercise, then you should eat 1600 calories, and that would be a deficit of 400 calories. If you want to lose weight faster, then add some exercise.
I'm getting a BMR of 1668 from several online calculators. That is a sedentary burn of 2000. Did you make a mistake in the stats you listed at the beginning of the thread?
I have the same question. I'm 5"2, 24 years old and 130 pounds. I do 2 x pump classes and 2 x step classes a week. I'm eating 1400 calories (recently upped from 1200 calories but I was too hungry eating only that)
i am 5ft 2" aswell, 30 yrs and 197 lb i want to be 110-120lb, i need to take down my calories and up my exercise, good luck if i find any good recipes i will post to you x
If you use the calculators on CC, you should get that you burn 1890 (so about 1900). Most BMR calculators on the web use a slightly different equation than what CC uses, hence Solid getting a slightly higher number (2000 vs 1900 for sedentary burn).
Either way, ~1600 would be appropriate, and you can get any addition deficit about the 400 cal/day deficit you'd get by being sedentary by exercising.
@georgasaur - 1400 is probably a good amount for you, although I'd be tempted to up it a little bit, because of the classes you are doing. If you are moderately active, you are probably burning ~2000, so given your size, a 500-cal deficit would be a good goal.
@princessbuzzer - I think you'd be better at the 1600, same as amberbice. Actually, you two are pretty much weight loss twins - maybe you can stick together :)