How Do Calories Affect You?

If you are trying to lose some weight in order to get better control over your blood sugar levels, then you might want to pay attention to the number of calories that you are eating every day in comparison to the number that your body actually needs. You will also want to make sure that you are eating the right foods and cutting out or reducing consumption of those foods that will not help.


All of the factors that make up your individual weight loss goals, including sex, age, body size, health and metabolism, will have an impact on the number of calories that you are supposed to consume. Generally for weight loss, you will need to eat less calories that you currently eat.


To determine the number of calories that you should consume, you should focus first on your lifestyle and weight loss goals. If you suffer from pre-diabetes or you have just been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you should work with your healthcare provider to figure out these numbers.


The recommended calorie ranges are geared towards men and women of average height. The right recommendation of daily calories for you will depend on your medical history and your health.

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