Celeb; Meg Meg -- Oscars; Ghetto
Honestly, counting calories isn't the best method and I would venture to say that for the most part, it doesn't work very well.

What works better is eating well and eating enough (in addition to exercise, obvs.)

I've lost the most weight when I was actively making sure I ate breakfast, lunch, dinner + 2 healthy snacks. Whereas, I stayed exactly the same and sometimes even gained if I was only eating one meal a day. I was consuming less calories but my metabolism was way slow and it'd gobble up all the fat and store it whenever I got around to eating.

If you're going to count calories, it's only to make sure that overall you try to stay around 1,200 but it's up to you to divide those up between several meals every 3 hours or so.