I've been on a low cal/healthy diet for a while now, and am getting pretty close to my target weight. I started at only 800-1000 calories a day (I know, bad idea...too low) but over the last couple of months upped it to approx. 1200 a day. Now, while I am not completely "finished" with the "diet" part of my diet, I am wondering if I should up the calorie intake some in preparation for the maintenance mode of it. I plan to stay at a healthy 2000-2500 calories a day indefinitely to maintain the weight, but think it could be a shock to my metabolism to make that kind of jump all at once. Should I be upping the intake gradually until I reach my desired point? I've lost about 80% of my original weight loss goal, and just want to do what is best.