A nutritious diet is one of the most important factors when it comes to losing weight. If you want to see the number on the scale go down you need to eat the right foods and, most importantly, consume the right amount and quality of calories.
Your recommended calorie intake depends on a variety of factors – height, age, sex, size, genetics, lifestyle, etc. According to Medical News Today, the recommended daily calorie intakes in the U.S. are 2,200 for women and 2,700 for men.
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For instance, whether you are adding them to your meals or snacking on them, you should always be eating vegetables. “Our bodies actually crave water and nutrients that come from vegetables like cucumber, celery or small tomatoes,” Alia Steglinski, Personal Trainer and Founder of Shift and Shape, says. Stock these in your fridge at home and at work and snack on them regularly and you will feel nourished and hydrated, she adds.