I'm curious on what the community would do. If a person needs 1993 calories to maintain. They have been eating 1600 calories already, as they tracked to see what they're eating for few months. By all means they are accurately doing so. To be in a caloric deficit enough to lose body fat MFP suggest being at 1760 calories. The problem and question I have is, would you tell someone to bump up to the healthy 1730 calories since they are already at 1600? OR would it be a good idea to go lower. This person already lifts weight free weights, and does some H.I.T. Remember the question is not if they are tracking right. The question comes with the problem they are already in a caloric deficit by accurately logging and defaultly eating not a lot of food and under the recommendations. Some trainers suggest going to Maintenance then recutting calories slower. Any suggestions ideas or experiences?