You know the basics. To stay at a healthy weight, balance the calories you eat with the calories you burn (use up). To lose weight, you need to use more calories than you eat. A healthy diet and physical activity can help you control your weight.
Calories are a measure of the energy in the foods you eat. You burn more calories when you are physically active.
How do you know if you’re eating the right number of calories? Click HERE to use a tool to find out how many calories your body needs each day.