In my quest to become more healthy and match food intake to my lifestyle, I've found that the best advice is and always will be 'everything in moderation'. However the recommended 2000 calories per day for woman depends largely on your lifestyle. I try to keep active but the day to day convenience of modern life keeps me relatively sedentary. I don't have to walk to work or forage for food, I have a car and I drive to the supermarket once a week. On this basis I've found that I require fewer calories than the average person. So I wouldn't say I'm dieting, I enjoy food and I always will but keeping a food diary has helped me appreciate what I eat and made me think more about more healthy options. After 3 weeks I found that I feel healthier and have more energy than I did before. Anyway that's my short blog. I have lost a little weight and I now have a healthy BMI of 22.1. I don't know if that means anything but it feels good to know. I shall keep up with my food diary and I would recommend it to you too.