Like I said different people have different opinions on the topic of BMR and calories. Paleobird, the originator of EMF on MDA, believes you should only eat to satisfy hunger. As a binger, I have found that I can avoid binges by making sure my body has all it needs. I eat around 1700 calories, and am always hungry when meal times come around. Yes true starvation mode takes a while to get to, but the precursors (cravings and food obsessing) are what get me into trouble.
***I still advise newbies to start with the calorie level that comes with the formula in the first post of this thread, then lower calories later if needed.
A note on BMR calculations...Different sites have always been within 50 calories of each other and I figure my TDEE (BMR + exercise) at light activity even though I am usually moderate. I have a Go Wear Fit device that measures the actual calories I burn. The device comes out with numbers in line with BMR + activity. For me it is accurate enough.