If you’re like me, you probably have no idea how many calories you eat in an average day.
Start with a calculator to tell you how many calories you need to maintain your current body weight. You can access the Mayo Clinic calculator here.
Choose an attainable goal. Some sites suggest that women should not go below 1200 calories per day and men should not go below 1800 calories per day. This will obviously depend on your own body and activity level. For more information, you can click here.
Once you decide on a target calorie amount, keep track of what you eat and calculate the calories throughout the day. Here are a few free sites you can use: