Find your product
See All Products
Choose where to buy
— OR —
Zip Code must be at least 5 digits
Knowing how many calories you should eat per day is an important part of either losing or maintaining your weight. The number of calories you should consume daily is a function of your gender, age, current weight, target weight, height and activity level.
Now that you know the total number of calories you need to consume daily, you can start planning your menu. All of your menu items for the day should add up to your calculated calorie goal. Try to stay as close to that goal as possible. Do not consume less than 1200-1300 calories per day. If you consume more calories than your goal, your weight loss will either slow down or stop. If you consume fewer calories than your goal, your weight loss might lessen because of your slower metabolism.
A simple method of tracking your daily caloric intake is to input your menu items into a reliable calorie calculator.
Not only should you consume the correct amount of calories per day, but your menu should include items from each food group. Make sure to include enough lean protein, fruits, vegetables and low glycemic starches. Try to work in items high in fiber, low in saturated fat and low in sugar. Also choose items with the appropriate glycemic index.