Do you know what 2,000 calories looks like?

Most adults who exercise 30 minutes or less per day and who have average activity levels should take in about 2,000 calories per day.  But who really counts calories these days?  And what does 2,000 calories look like?  The New York Times published an article on that very topic, photographing restaurant meals (or in some cases one or two menu items) that include a full day’s worth of calories.  Take heart, though.  Scroll to the bottom of the article and check out the prepped at home meals.  Those look more like a day’s worth of food.

Check out ChooseMyPlate.gov for more information on healthy eating and try a fitness app (MyFitnessPal is one I’ve heard recommended) to get started tracking your meals and exercise to start the new year off right.  (No one will judge if you don’t start tracking until January 2nd.)