Newsbrief: Cutting and counting calories for weight loss

by Elora Philbrick

Cutting and counting calories is a practical approach to weight loss, according to

The Dietary Reference Intakes published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggests that 45 to 65 percent of calories should come from carbohydrates, 20 to 25 percent from fats and 10 to 35 percent from proteins.

An individual interested in losing weight should consider how many calories they’re consuming compared to the amount of calories that individual needs.

The National Institutes of Health defines low-calorie diets as 1,000 to 1,200 calories per day for women and 1,200 to 1,600 calories for men.

Very low-calorie diets consist of 800 per day. Diets like this require a health care provider’s guidance as well as regular monitoring.

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