American Cancer Society Calorie Counter
How many calories do you need to eat to maintain your current weight? This tool will give you an estimate. If you're trying to lose weight, see our tips below.
To lose weight: To take off 1 pound per week, you need to create a "deficit" of 500 calories per day. You can do this by eating 250 fewer calories a day (for example, cut out a 20-ounce bottle of regular soda) and burning an extra 250 calories through physical activity (for example, walk for 2.5 miles). Another way to cut back on calories is to watch your portion sizes.
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