by Dr Megan Chircop
So, when it comes to weight loss, women should eat no fewer than 1200 calories per day and men should eat not fewer than 1500 calories per day. But is that all there is to it?
Whilst attention to total calorie intake is paramount for modifying or maintaining body composition, it is important to realise that, apart from merely being used as a source of energy, the different macronutrients have different structural and functional roles. This needs to be taken into consideration when deciding what to eat.
A good place to start is:
Use this information, in combination with this article about portion control, to help you establish your minimum macronutrient intake.
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