Let me start this post by telling you I'm petite. I'm only 5'3 and I have a very small frame. I am SO close to my goal in terms of the size (in clothes) I want to be, I can taste it. With that said, I definitely still have a decent amount of body fat to lose. I've been eating 1200 calories a day, probably for the past 6 months. In order to maintain the weight that I've reached I need to eat about 1600 calories a day. With the philosophy that I need a 500 calorie deficit to lose 1 lb a week - this would not be possible if I need to stay at 1200 calories. Because I am petite would it be ok to reduce my intake to 1100 or will my body still go into starvation mode? I only weigh myself every 2 weeks (I know the scale isn't everything, I measure too) and I am losing less than a pound each time I weigh. I have had a crazy busy schedule on weekends (i.e. a lot or parties, picnics, weddings, etc) in the past month and still do over the next few weeks so I know this has partially hampered my progress - but any advice on going below 1200 calories for a petite person?