Dr. Pamela Smith, ND 

Dr. Pam has a family practice at The Nest Family Wellness Centre which offers naturopathic and midwifery care. She combines science-based natural medicine with conventional medical therapeutics. Learn more about Dr. Pam and the services offered by her clinic here, or book an appointment at www.drpamelasmith.com.

Check out the latest Ask Dr Pam Q&A and posts by topic below as well as her health and wellness posts.

Ask Dr Pam   

How may calories should I have each day?


Calorie intake varies on a few factors including age, body composition, activity, level, health status, and health goals. Estimated calorie requirements are available on WebMD. Consult with a qualified healthcare provider to help determine what weight is best for you, especially of you have any health concerns.

For pregnant women, during the first trimester, your actual caloric stay the same as previous to pregnancy but it increases in the second and third trimesters. For more, see this post.

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