At your height and weight, you have a BMI of 19 when the lower of the normal range is 18.5 and higher 24.9. At this point, the best thing you can do is exercise, and don't restrict your calories. Aim to add muscle instead, because your body fat % is probably at good ranges and by adding some muscle you will give better definition and the extra fat will be used up eventually as an energy source for both exercising and having more muscle (muscles need a lot of energy even at rest). Just my 2 cents.My height/weight ratio is (I believe) in the normal range at 5'8/125 pounds, but I'm not happy with my figure, particularly fat around the love handles area. My eating habits admittedly are not the best, though the amount of calories I eat isn't super high - I'd say I average about 1300-1500 daily.
I've tried adding in various exercises in addition to cutting calories even further, adding protein, etc, but I'm not getting results. Is there any advice you guys have in working to lose this fat? I'm not really looking for a number decrease or increase on the scale, but rather in having my lower back/hips be slimmer. I know the way to lose weight is to burn more calories than one consumes, but I still feel as though I'm missing something...