Whether you gain, lose, or maintain your weight most often comes down to your caloric balance, or how many calories are consumed compared to the calories burned each day.
- If you eat more calories than you burn, you will gainweight.
- If you burn more calories than you consume, you shouldlose weight.
Keep in mind that in addition to calories burned through exercise, your body requires a certain amount of calories every day just to function. This is known as your basal metabolism.
For more information about finding the right balance for you, go to https://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate