Most diets are based on a 2000 per day caloric intake

Question:

I understand that most diets are based on a 2000 per day caloric intake, but is there a way to assess the correct daily calorie count for my body?

Answer:

Yes there is. In our office, we use a body impedance analysis machine which will give you your basal metabolic rate. This is the number of calories that you will burn in a day going about your daily business but it does not include extra dedicated exercise time. Depending on the amount of exercise that you perform, we can enter this into the machine or manually calculate the extra calories that your exercise is burning. However, it does give us a much more precise way to see what the optimal number of calories for your body is.