I started counting my normal daily food and realized that I was already eating considerably below 1000 per day due to food avoidance because of the nausea.
The docs told me to try and keep it higher than that so I started adding some liquid calories on purpose to get the number up.
I had a little more energy and shed a few lbs... generally still 1lb a week or less.
The past couple of weeks I snacked on some fruit (mangoes are a weakness)... calories 1200-1300 per day... less fat/more sugar from the fruit... and gained a couple of pounds... so I'm pretty sure I have to be below 1200 to lose, closer to 1000. And I have a considerable amount to get rid of still.
I know that the more I lose and the closer I get to goal the more calories I'll have to cut... it happens to pretty much everyone as far as I can tell.
That is going to end up being a VERY low number judging from where I am now.