Originally Posted by dmartz
If you weren't keeping such a close eye on calories yourself you might not notice she had a calorie deficit. Perhaps let her try this for a while and see if she still feels energetic and alert. If so, I think I'd not worry too much about the numbers, but focus on the quality of the food she's eating.
I think you are very right about this...focusing on the quality and balance is the most important thing, along with learning to make good choices.