This is a daily caloric chart for women, that you should live by. It makes sense. You have to fuel your body for it to burn fat. Eating 5-6 small meals per day or every 2-3 hours is a MUST.
Download the chart below, put it on the fridge or at your work desk.
Use your weight and activity level to guide you to the amount of calories you should be eating everyday.
I hope you are at least in the low activity range.
Low Activity (low impact walking, cycling 2-3 times a week)
Medium Activity (low impact walking or cycling 3-4 times a week)
High Activity (low impact walking or cycling 6-7 times a week)
Sources:Mayo Clinic Report, volume 163 (1998)
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, volume 44 (1986 1-19)
From Susan Powter Online - http://www.susanpowteronline.com/index.php/site/ebmt_eat/