Yes, no typo, but remember, when I did these water fasts I was in the 400 pound range, plenty of fat for me to live off! As I said, long fasts like that probably are not a good idea, unless doctor-ordered.
As long as you are meeting your nutritional needs, I really don't see a huge daily deficit as being a problem. If you are really heavy like I was, my body was burning 3 to 4K calories a day just to survive. Eating 1500 cals gave me a BIG deficit every day.
Now, the lighter you get, the lower your daily requirement for calories is, so the deficit will go down as does your weight.
Really, if you are not hungry, and your nutritional needs are being met, I don't see why you should eat more than what you are.
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.