Let’s face it, there’s a lot to do, and it’s easy to say we won’t eat fast food in the future, but it’s hard to do. Whether you’re watching a movie or in a park, you’ll sometimes find yourself unknowingly shopping at the nearest fast food restaurant. While avoiding fast food may be the wisest and healthiest option, it may not be the most realistic.
Because many Americans are obese, there is a law requires every large restaurant chain (more than 20 stores) to have calorie information on every menu and driving sign, as well as how many calories a healthy person should eat.
What is Calories?
Calories are a measure of the energy contained in a food or drink. According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women may need 1,600 to 2,400 calories a day and men 2,000 to 3,000. However, it depends on their age, size, height, lifestyle, overall health and activity level.
The amount of energy you need depends on:
Your age – for example, growing up children and teenagers may need more energy
Your lifestyle – for example, how active you are
Your body shape – height and weight – affects the rate at which you burn energy