I do not recommend calorie restriction, I but I can't see the point eating more than you body needs, if I am able to maintain my body on 2000 kcal/d and feel great, why i should stuff myself with additional calories. I also noticed that If i eat too much at once I dont feel that great.
But again if you need more calories I am not saying not to eat, just eat how much your body needs to.
Around 2.000 - 2.200 . I'm petite so that's more than I need, which is around 1.600
I'd have a hard time eating more than that, not because i can't, but because i'm already spending
a third of my wage on food and i can't do more than this :(
I eat around 1,900-2,500 a day. Sometimes I fall short and only get in 1,500, but that's not my ideal number at all.
I am not an athlete, and still working up motivation to do active exercise regularly, so I don't feel like I need any more than that, as long as I'm not getting serious cravings. If I want more, I eat more, but I have not gone over 2,700 in a day. I waitress 5 days a week, so I'm walking around for several hours most days, and I occasionally run a couple miles and take long walks (kinda sparse lately though...).
I'm 5' 8ish" and currently stuck at 145lbs (was also that much before I was 100% raw, and still stuck after lfrv, but I've only been going strong with this diet since the beginning of the month)
I ruined my metabolism from severe anorexia in my teens (14/15/16), and frequent episodes of calorie restriction and purging since, even as a mostly raw vegan the past 2+ years, so I'm not expecting to lose weight right away... my body wants to hold on to all the nutrition I'm letting it keep now.