"Calorie counting is not really a part of Eating Clean. I never count calories. We now realize that different foods react in different ways in our body. Whereas we may lose weight on 2000 calories per day of Clean food we may gain weight on 1600 calories per day of junk. Many, many people have messed up their metabolisms by worrying too much about calories and not enough about just getting good nutrition regularly throughout the day." - Tosca
Many people ask me, "How many calories am I allowed." I always find a hard time answering this questions because there is no right answer to that without getting specific about every food group. I think Tosca puts it great, it isn't so much about calories but more nutrition that will lead you on the path you want to go. Do yourself a favour and don't get hung up of counting calories.
Here is a good outline of what you want to be eating:
Breakfast: Protein and Fruit or Carb
Snack: Whey or Cottage Cheese and Fruit
Lunch: Protein, carb, vegetable
Snack: Whey or Cottage Cheese and Nuts
Dinner: Protein, carb, vegetable
For those of you who are wanting to lose weight try to make sure your carbs are minimal at dinner, and even choose to go without them every day or every other day.