Okay, I understand what a BMR is and why it is important to not eat below that, but what if you are a sedentary person who wants to lose weight. Will you still lose weight just eating your BMR? Or, should you eat 500 less than to lose weight? This is what confuses me. I have read in here that many women started with watching calories first and fixing up their food choices then adding in physical activity. I guess what I am asking is if a person ate their BMR would they still lose weight because it is the lowest calories your body needs?