Today’s neat thing is a calorie counter. Now, don’t you groan and think I am going to go on and on about dieting and what not. That’s not where I am going at all. Instead, I am going to talk about calories in general. You need a certain amount of calories to function, and that amount is determined by a variety of factors, including age, current weight, desired weight and activity level. Here’s what I know that most people don’t (or don’t remember when they go on a “diet”). Eating too few calories can actually cause you to gain weight!

The site the counter is on is called My Fitness Pal, and it is a free site. Whether you need to lose weight, maintain, or even gain (yeah, I know, but there are some folks out there like that), you can use the calorie counter to make sure you are on the right track.