Learn the causes of weight gain and how to make a weight loss plan - What is energy balance?
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Speaker: What is an energy balance? Elizabeth Rahavi: Energy balance is just an easy way to say calories in versus calories out. Generally, an active person needs about 2000 calories a day. However, this does vary from individual to individual. If you are interested in getting your total calorie needs per day, you can go to the website www.mypyramid.gov. This website will give a tailored calorie count that you need per day based on your age, your weight, your height and your physical activity level. And while you are there you can explore other parts of the website that may also help you as you go on your path to eating more than you think and loosing weight.