Most people count the total calories overall in the food.
Some people like to make sure that their daily intake of fat, carbs, fiber, salt, protein, etc is balanced. Some do not.
First, a caution, those online calorie suggestions are just suggestions & estimates, they aren't necessarily what you would need to follow.
Secondly, people who are larger need more energy in order to function normally. People who are smaller do not need the same amount of energy. And then of course there's the fact that we're all individuals so our calories are often individual. You'll see some people on 1,200 calories a day because that is the amount of energy they need to lose or maintain.
PS - I do not suggest that you start out on 1,200 a day.
~Made of star stuff~
Last edited by Lovely; 03-27-2008 at 12:15 PM.