I read (in more than 1 place) that you should consume 12 calories per pound to lose weight. So logically as you lose, the calories you consume are reduced. (like weight wacher's points, the less you weigh the fewer points you're allowed) Being very over weight I'd be consuming slightly over 3,000 calories. That seems like a lot. I'm barely getting in 1,600 a day as I'm eating a lot of fruits/veggies. Does anyone have an EDUCATED response to this? Could someone really lose weight eating that much?