Food Intake

There are three factors that determine what your food intake should be:

  • Maintenance Level – The amount of energy that your body burns in a 24- hour period. It is as simple as energy input = energy output. To lose weight you must take in fewer calories; to gain weight you must take in more calories.
  • Portion Size – Eat 5 to 6 small, portion controlled meals per day (approximately every 2 ½ to 3 hours).
  • Macronutrient - Breakdown % of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats should be balanced daily to help curb cravings.