# How do I calculate my daily calorie needs?

## How do I calculate my daily calorie needs?

To determine your total daily calorie needs, multiply your BMR by the appropriate activity factor, as follows:

1. If you are sedentary (little or no exercise) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.2.
2. If you are lightly active (light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week) : Calorie-Calculation = BMR x 1.375.

WHO recommended calories per day?

For adults Less than 10% of total energy intake from free sugars (2, 7), which is equivalent to 50 g (or about 12 level teaspoons) for a person of healthy body weight consuming about 2000 calories per day, but ideally is less than 5% of total energy intake for additional health benefits (7).

How many calories does the average person eat per day?

The average American consumes more than 3,600 calories daily – a 24% increase from 1961, when the average was just 2,880 calories.

### Is 1600 calories a day healthy?

According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, women are likely to need between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day, and men from 2,000 to 3,000. However, this depends on their age, size, height, lifestyle, overall health, and activity level.

How many calories should I eat a day for a 14 year old?

How Many Calories Does My Teen Need?

Age Not Active Active
13 2,000 2,600
14-15 2,000 – 2,200 2,800 – 3,000
16-18 2,400 3,200
19 2,600 3,000

How many calories should I eat a day to lose 2 pounds a week?

Generally to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week, you need to burn 500 to 1,000 calories more than you consume each day, through a lower calorie diet and regular physical activity. Depending on your weight, 5% of your current weight may be a realistic goal, at least for an initial goal.

## How many calories should you eat to lose 5 pounds a week?

If you want to lose 5 pounds in a week, you will need to reduce your food intake by 17,500 calories, which is a huge calorie deficit. If you weigh 250-pound, you will need to reduce your daily calorie intake to about 1,250 calories per day, an amount which is too low amounting to starvation.

Is 2400 calories too much?

Is 800 calories too much?

Finally, any adult diet that allows fewer than 800 calories per day can be harmful and should only be undertaken under the supervision of a medical professional, according to the 2013 guidelines.