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Proper calorie intake

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Dr. David Boyd is guiding his patients through the best way to make sure you are not eating too much.

Think of calories as fuel. That fuel can be turned into energy. Whatever fuel is not turned into energy becomes excess weight.

On average, men usually need 2000 - 2200 calories a day. Women need 1600 - 1900 calories a day.

If pregnant, nursing, tall or very active then calorie demands can be very different. See your doctor to discuss proper calorie intake.

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