How Many Calories Do I Need?
If you are trying to lose weight or just want to know how many calories you need to eat daily to stay healthy, follow these steps:
1. Click on one of the calculators now to determine your daily calorie needs.
2. Next click on the appropriate calorie level below. This will provide you with information on how many carbohydrate servings to have at meals and snacks as well as the appropriate amount of protein and fat to meet your daily needs.
- The amount of carbohydrate eaten at each meal or snack should remain consistent (unless you know how to adjust your insulin for a change in the amount of carbohydrate eaten). Think of this meal plan as a blueprint for how to get started. Once you get in the habit of eating this way consistently, you will no longer need to refer to it each day.
- The meal plans have all been designed for three meals and three snacks. However, if you do not wish to include all three snacks into your daily routine, you can add the carbohydrate amount from a snack time to another meal. For instance, a mid-morning snack that contains 15 gms of carbohydrate can be combined with breakfast or lunch if you don't eat the mid-morning snack on a day to day basis.
If you are new to carbohydrate counting and would like some assistance with menu planning, click on the appropriate calorie level below to review a 3 day menu.