I found this out with the help of these two sites:
Fitness Magazine - calculates how many calories/day you should be eating
Medical News Today - tells you how many calories you burn up without even working to do so. Also has a bunch of other cool information.
The past two months I've barely been cooking since I've been so busy with shows and working, and since As You Like It ended I still haven't taken it up again. I haven't been eating properly and I know that.
I guess this all came about when I was with a friend and she was telling me about her new diet which included calorie counting. That was never something I'd done or been interested in trying, but the idea stuck with me all week. Out of curiosity, I started reading labels for the calorie content, calories from fat, daily percentages, etc.
Today I started keeping a journal of all the things I've been eating and their calories. I'm curious to know how many of the 2,295 calories I'm supposed to consume are actually being eaten.
This will be an interesting venture since 1. If/when I eat out I won't necessarily know the calorie count, 2. I'm not quite sure how to calculate calories/fat calories when I cook at home, and 3. I SUCK at portion control, which seems rather an important part of all this :P
But, here's to a new adventure. May I learn something and grow from it.