"Counting and cutting calories seems to be the most common diet advice out there," according to a blog for the bistromd.com website. "Some claim that by simply counting your calories you will lose weight, while others claim that reducing your daily caloric intake will do the trick."
So, how many calories do you really need?
According to the blog, finding your basal metabolic rate (BMR) will help you determine how many calories you need. The BMR is based on weight, height, age, gender and activity level.
To read more and use a calculator to find your BMR, CLICK HERE.