According to a 2010 study by the USDA Economic Research Service, the average American consumes 2,673 calories per day. Unless you’re a 225 pound athlete who exercises for hours each day, it would be very hard for you to burn off that many calories each day!

When you eat the way we describe here, you can fill up on just 1,600 calories per day… 60% of what the average American eats.