What are Calories?

A calorie is a unit of measurement of energy, just like a mile is a unit of measurement of distance.  All of us need a sufficient amount of energy for proper body and mind function. 

How Many Calories Should be Eaten a Day?

The number of calories each person needs, depends on age, gender, height, weight, physical activity, and other things like pregnancy and breastfeeding. There are a number of formulas and calculations to help recommend daily calorie requirements. The DayTwo app gives you personalized nutrition recommendations to allow you to maintain balanced blood sugar within a recommended calorie framework. If your goal is to gain or lose weight, speak with your dietitian to see how your calories can be adjusted.

What Happens if I Eat too Many Calories?

Your body needs a certain amount of calories to function properly. With any additional physical activity, or anything that requires more energy to be used, the body will need more calories. If you eat/drink more calories than what your body is using for all of these activities, the extra energy will be saved as fat. This can lead to weight gain.

How are the DayTwo Calorie Recommendations Calculated?

Your personal DayTwo daily calorie recommendations are calculated by a formula using your: weight, height, age, gender, and amount of physical activity. This is the number of calories that are appropriate to maintain your current weight.  If you are overweight, it is usually recommended to reduce 500 calories, while maintaining no less than 1200 daily calories for women and 1800 for men.

Speak with your dietitian if you would like to learn how to adjust your calories to meet your weight/health goals.

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