I would definitely recommend upping to 1500 and beyond. Most women (especially on the Shape.com forums) feel 1800 is good for healthy weight loss. Upping *slowly* is key, though, because it gives your body time to adjust. Like I said before, you still may gain a little weight as you're upping, but it should disappear once your metabolism speeds up.
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all those years it wasn't IBS - it was celiac!
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