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An ideal daily intake of calories varies depending on age, metabolism, and levels of physical activity, among other things. Generally, the recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 calories a day for women and 2,500 for men.

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โˆ™ 2015-06-10 13:45:17


So, how many calories do you need per day? Well, here are example guidelines for weight loss, weight maintenance or weight gain. It all depends on your current body weight, body composition, level of activity, and your health status, and of course, most of all, whether you want to:

1. lose weight

2. maintain weight

3. gain weight.

Calories Per Day General Guidelines (because we do not know your individual health status)

  • 2,500 calories per day for men (more if you are very active)
  • 2,000 calories per day for women (more if you are very active)
  • If you need to lose weight, start by eating 300 to 500 less calories per day and exercise more
  • Some people like to find a professional trainer to give them a precise calorie intake.
  • In addition, cardio exercise is excellent for health or weight loss.

For the free Fruit and Vegetable Calorie Charts that are used as daily guides for weight loss or weight maintenance, see the page links at the bottom of this answer. You can use the above guidelines to start with. Women and men will need between 1,700 to 2,200 calories per day to provide enough energy.

Whether you want to maintain weight, lose weight, or gain weight, where your calories come from is CRUCIAL.

Eliminate, or strictly limit, calories from refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat). Over-consumption of refined processed carbohydrates is a major cause of Heart disease, hypertension, insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 Diabetes, and many other diet related diseases. Replace those refined carbohydrates with more of the specific fat burning proteins. By doing that you take full advantage of the thermic effect of those foods. They are a far more nutritious source of calories for optimum health, weight loss, or weight maintenance.

If you are unsure what these two food types are, at the bottom of this answer, you will find a page link leading to a list of refined processed carbohydrates and a page link leading to a list of fat burning foods, with more detailed information about the thermic effect of food.

For the free 'how many calories do you need per day' charts, list, and plans to help you, at your own pace, use the page links given below.

1. Free Calories in Fruit Chart (for either weight loss or weight maintenance)
2. Free Calories in Vegetables Chart (for either weight loss or weight maintenance)
3. List of Refined Processed Carbohydrates (high calorie unhealthy foods to avoid or limit for either good health, weight maintenance, or weight loss)
4. List of Fat Burning Foods (to replace refined processed carbohydrates) and more about the excellent fat-burning thermic effect of these foods
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โˆ™ 2020-07-21 19:13:52

The average woman needs to eat about 2,000 calories per day to maintain her weight, and 1,500 calories per day to lose one pound of weight per week. Meanwhile, the average man needs 2,500 calories to maintain, and 2,000 to lose one pound of weight per week.


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โˆ™ 2021-02-28 06:09:52

You should try this personalized calorie counter I used it helps with this exact problem

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โˆ™ 2020-08-02 10:55:44

Google a calorie calculator, gives a rough estimate but its pre accurate.

nobody can tell you how many calories YOU need a day over the internet

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