Don't back off on your water. Keep your drinking to at least 6-8 glasses per day. I do recommend eating more calories though. It's ok to only have 500 every once in a while, but your body NEEDS the calories and the carbs to be able to work off the pounds. If you're too full during meal times, have a snack between meals. If you keep your calories too low, your metabolism will slow to burn what you are eating, then if you eat more, you will gain it back a lot quicker.
So... For breakfast... eat your breakfast, and include at least 1 fruit, and 1 cup of milk or juice, even though you had some in your cereal, more is good.
Lunch... Include a salad as an apetizer, or if it is your main course, add beans or corn to it with avocado, or some sort of Monounsaturated fat. this type of fat is GOOD for you, you need this fat in your diet. plus it wont make you too full, and it will add calories to your diet. It's not all about FOOD for calories, but juices, dressings (not creamy, but oily ~ good fats)
Dinner... should be one of your lighter meals since it is later at night. Eat like 1/2 cup of brown rice with your fish. or whole wheat pasta... or again a salad with MUFA (monounsaturated fat).
nacks... Eat NUTS as snacks, as they have a lot of calories, but they are GOOD calories with MUFA. You should try to eat a MUFA in at least 2 of your 3 meals, along with at least 1 snack with MUFA. Eat an orange or bananna between breakfast and lunch, or apple. Try to target 25g of fiber per day. 1,200 - 1,300 calories. your body NEEDS this to be able to burn. Smaller portions more often are ideal to keep your metabolism up.
Hope this helps!!!
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