How many calories should you eat?



Just when you thought all that math you learned in school was useless…. SURPRISE!  It’s ALL about the MATH!

Whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight, you HAVE to know how much food you are putting into your body.  Your body receives food as energy and that energy is like fuel for your brain, muscles and organs.  If you have too much energy, it doesn’t get used/burned and is then stored for a rainy day.

To lose weight, you have to intake less fuel or burn more fuel than you ingest.

You have to create a caloric deficit so your body uses the stored energy for its needs – hence, burns the fat you already had stored!  That’s when you see that waist line shrinking!

So to lose weight, multiply your bodyweight (BW) by 10-14 (I usually use 12) depending on your metabolism, your current weight, how much weight you have to lose and activity level, and that’s how many calories you should consume everyday.  Or go to the LoseIt app and it will do the math for you.

Next, I will go over the importance of WHAT you eat.


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