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Set a daily calorie goal

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Why it works

If your body needs just 1,200 calories a day, and you're eating 3,000 calories a day, for example, then you're eating 1,800 more calories than you need. Each day that you consume those extra 1,800 calories a day, adds up over time, leaving you with a surplus of pounds. It takes 3,500 calories to make a pound, so for every time those 1,800 extra calories add up to 3,500, you'll gain one pound.

We don't get all confusing with it. Just use our platform to eat the 1,200 calories of healthy, yummy, food that your body needs daily. SIMPLE. Where possible, exercise. Anything counts, from jumping jacks to long walks to 15 minutes on the treadmill. No need to spend hours at the gym, if you're eating correctly. Oh, and most of the Trader Joe's meals we recommend take minutes.