To achieve and maintain a healthy weight you should be physically active and choose amounts of nutritious food and drinks to meet your energy needs. The best approach is to adopt nutritious dietary patterns in which your energy (kilojoule) intake doesn't regularly exceed your energy expenditure - the Average Recommended Number of Serves Calculator can show you how.
To achieve and maintain a healthy weight, it helps to check your weight regularly – try monthly; then adjust your food choices and physical activity levels depending on the results.
Go to the Tips for Eating Well page or speak to your health professional to find out more.
Your daily energy requirements
If pregnant you may require additional energy:
- 1st Trimester - No additional requirements
- 2nd Trimester - Additional 1400 kJ/day
- 3rd Trimester - Additional 1900 kJ/day
If breastfeeding you may require additional energy:
- Additional 2000-2100 kJ/day