Thanks for the reply!
Well, theoretically I am over eating, however I'm probably my at the end of the day because I struggle to meet 1500 calories anyway--so it's possible that I'm still eating the 1200. A typical day looks something like this:
1-2 boiled eggs (if I remember, I hate breakfast)
Spinach & rocket with 1 can of tuna and around 2 tablespoons of balsamic dressing
Typically a small meal made up of 50% veggies, 25% meat and 25% carbs. For example, we might have grilled chicken (say half or a small breast) and a selection of roasted/steamed veggies, or we might have chicken burritos (made with the packet mix) with spinach, salsa and then the tortilla.
If I have them...10-12 Sakatas, piece of fruit, sometimes a party sized Milky Way or Freddo if I'm feeling deprived (haha).
1 litre of water (I know, not enough, but I struggle with this)
1 Tea with skim milk and 2 equals
Occasionally orange juice, maybe a couple of times a week
The BMR stands for Basal Metabolic Rate, and calculates the number of calories your body burns at rest (so, the calories your body needs to live without doing anything). It takes into account your weight, age and censored. My doc recommended I look into it; apparently if you go below your BMR it slows your metabolism as your body thinks it's going into starvation mode (which, to be honest, makes sense). She believes it's a healthy way of decreasing calories, and isn't a big believer in low calorie diets in general. In my case, my BMR is 1516, so--in theory--I should be adding calories based on my daily exercise and THEN decreasing the usual 500 a day (to make up the 3500 a week that makes up a pound). It's interesting, definitely have a look into it.