I never know how much calorie one needs. I heard all sort of numbers one needs. I'm a member of T.O.P.S (taking off pounds sensibly) and it was brought up in a discussion on counting calories...It said a human need 10 to 15 calories for each pound one weigh.
A lot depend on activity and other factors
So a 200 pound person needs somewhere between 2,000 to 3,000 calorie to maintain there weight.
Right now I'm at 210.25 and I try to keep my calorie count between 1,500 and 2,000 calories. But below 1,500 I get hungry and cranky. I'M aiming to be under 200 pounds by the end of Feb. I don't count fats and crabs but I try to get balance diet.