The calorie calculator provides the number of calories needed to maintain your weight. It does not take into account the types of food you should eat to maintain your health. Remember that a balanced diet, as prescribed in the Food and Drug Administration's food pyramid, is the most accepted way to maintain a healthful diet. For more about diet and nutrition, visit Eat healthy.
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