Swaps to reduce total calories
The Ministry of Health recommends that the average adult New Zealander consume around 8700kJ/2000 calories a day. However, energy requirements differ from person to person based on age, gender, body composition, life stage and level of physical activity. When we regularly eat more than we need, the excess is stored as fat. So the best thing is to reduce the total amount of calories (energy) in our diets.