So what's the question? You need to determine your macros, how much of that is protein, fats and carbs. If your on a cut 2,000-2,500 would suffice. Thats easily six clean full meals a day meaning 8 oz of chicken cup to a cup and a half of rice and fresh vegetables. The point is to consume enough to where your body doesn't think your going to starve it, when it thinks that it will store it as fat. When your consuming enough food consistently your body will use it as fuel. But dont leave it up to chance, pay someone to figure out your macros.