If you eat 100 more food calories a day than you burn, you’ll gain about 1 pound in a month. That’s about 10 pounds in a year. The bottom line is that to lose weight, it’s important to reduce calories and increase physical activity.
Make smart choices from every food group
Give your body the balanced nutrition it needs by eating a variety of nutrient-packed foods every day. Just be sure to stay within your daily calorie needs.
A healthy eating plan:
Get the most nutrition out of your calories
Choose the most nutritionally rich foods you can from each food group each day—those packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients but lower in calories.