If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s a good idea to understand about how many calories you are consuming per day. It’s easy to accept the portions that are served to you and not think about how much you’re actually consuming.
This video illustrates 200 calorie portions of common American foods.
In addition, you need to know how many calories you should be eating based on your weight, height, gender, age, and activity level. Use this calculator to estimate your recommended intake.
Counting calories isn’t the only thing you need to focus on to be healthy, but it is an important factor if you are trying to lose weight.
3500 calories = 1 pound
Losing weight is a simple math equation of expending more than you are taking in. Armed with a basic knowledge of calories, you can make substitutions to lower calorie, and hopefully healthier, foods.
What’s your favorite way to eat 200 calories?
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This post is not intended as medical advice. Ask a medical professional if you have questions about your specific dietary needs.