If you’re focused on losing weight this winter, then chances are, you’re counting your calories. It’s easy to keep track of everything you eat and add it all up each day, but actually reducing your calorie intake is something else altogether. No worries! I can help. Here are my top ten ways to reduce your daily calorie intake.
1. Figure out How Many You Need
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The first thing you need to figure out is how many calories you actually need reach day. There’s a fantastic, easy-to-use calculator at mypyramid.gov that can help. It takes into account your age, sex, height, and current weight, along with your level of activity. Once you plug in all of these factors, the calculator will give you a personalized diet plan, and as part of your plan, it will tell you how many calories you can consume each day (along with how many of those can come from junk food).