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Calorie Counter

The biggest misconception about weight loss is that missing meals or restricting yourself to only one-to-two meals per day is the best way to shed pounds. Instead of avoiding meals to lose weight, eating smaller portions and eating smarter is the key to successful weight loss.

Also, you must develop a daily plan and stick to it. Preparing a daily meal plan will help you avoid processed foods high in cholesterol, calories and fat. Scheduling the time to eat is also important.  Calculate your caloric intake and keep track of what you eat on a daily basis. This helps to avoid setbacks and eating the wrong types of foods and consuming too many calories. 

To find out how many calories you need to lose weight or to maintain your current weight, use the Daily Calorie Calculator and learn how to best manage your calories.

Helpful resource: USDA Daily Food Plans: U.S. Department of Agriculture