How do I determine my caloric need?

United States
February 17, 2007 12:54pm CST
I am trying to lose weight. I have changed my eating habits to healthy eating and have incorporated exercise and cardio into my regimine. My question is, how do I determine how many calories I need? That way I can make sure I'm getting the correct amount and I can portion my food better.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
17 Feb 07
You can go to the Food Pyramid website: http://www.mypyramid.gov/ Enter your age, gender, and activity level, and it will tell you how many calories and what portions of each food group you should be eating. I think the calories seem pretty high, but remember that excercise is important too.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks, that's a big help! I didn't know that the government provided that information!
• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks, that's a big help! I didn't know that the government provided that information!