Weight Manager

July 2001 Issue

Your Calorie Needs

A person’s daily calorie needs depends on many factors, including age, height, weight and activity level, though you’d never know it by looking at food labels, which list as standard 2,000 calories daily. That’s about what most active women, teenage girls and sedentary men require. Older adults and sedentary women need fewer calories each day—around 1,600. On the flip side, active men and extremely active women need more. So, how many calories do you need to maintain your weight?

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