Like Mandie said it is very dependant on a lot of things.
For me personally, if I ate 1500 calories then i'd need to burn off 500-600 of them each day to lose weight. I'm blessed with a slow metabolism I think
Right now I eat 1200-1400 calories a day and burn about 400-600 (depending on the days activities) off and this is giving me a consistant weight loss of average 1/2kgs a week weight loss.
BUT all those foods I eat are generally good fats. Lots of veggies, a bit of fruit, high fibre cereal and bread, lean meat etc with a few treats in there of course but treats that are lower in fat and carbs than many other treats out there.
CK tells me I have to have net calories of 1200 to get to the weight I want to (net as in after exercise, so I can eat 1500 calories but burn at least 300 of those off) but it also tells me I can eat 2000 if I want to maintain. I just highly doubt that I would maintain on the amount of calories a day.
If you're having 1500cals a day right now and losing weight then keep up with it
Saying goodbye to calorie counting AND scales for a while.
Just enjoying the new and improved healthy me and embracing my new lifestyle!