actually need this (lose it calculated my needs at 1200) ! And no, it's not low. Figure a bowl of cereal. Even using vitamin d milk and having twice the portion you should, you're eating less than 400 calories. Say you eat at subway for lunch, the average 6-inch runs at less than 400, you go biking (leisurely) for half an hour and eat 500 calories of pasta, and you're at 1100. I'm 5'8" And yeah. This IS a good plan.