"How to calculate your caloric neeeds and lose weight" is a great resource of information. You can find a total daily calories calculator, etc. When you do this, make sure the weight you put in the first calculation is your goal weight. I have found 3-4 of these calculators published by various people (Shape Magazine, Fitness Magazine and a few online). The formula in each has been nearly identical. When you find what your caloric intake should be, you may want to reduce your calories slow at first to get you down to your daily goal for intake, so you don’t feel like you are starving all the time.