How many calories do I need each day?

Daily calorie intake will differ on an individual basis and will be based on each individual’s current health. Daily allowance is typically 2,000 calories a day, but this does not account for weight loss or gain, health goals, gender or age. However, a person needs between 1,200 and 1,500 calories to maintain daily functions.

Should I count calories?

Calorie counting should really only be performed when trying to gain or lose weight. Otherwise, it’s best to be more concerned with eating nutrient dense foods and the source of the food.

I have food allergies. How can I still get all of my nutrients and vitamins?

Depending on your allergies, there are both plant-based and whey-based dietary supplements that can help ensure you get all the proper nutrients. Working with a health care practitioner will help determine if someone is nutrient deficient and in need of dietary supplements. An important thing to remember is that switching up foods and nutrients can help prevent you from developing food allergies.

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