How many calories should I eat per day?

How many calories should you consume per day? This post answers a question asked on Y! Answers here.

This information varies greatly by gender, height, metabolic ability as well as daily exercise levels and other factors. As such, it can be difficult to put a baseline number to it! However, we’ll do our best.

Calculator

You can always give online calculators a try – they offer pretty accurate information sometimes. Here’s an example of one:

http://www.freedieting.com/tools/calorie_calculator.htm

The Formula

A good way to calculate your own caloric needs is to utilize the following formulas for varying genders:

Women:
655 + (4.3 x your weight in lbs) + (4.7 x your height in inches) – (4.7 x your age in years)

Men:
66 + (6.3 x your weight in lbs) + (12.9 x your height in inches) – (6.8 x your age in years)

Daily Caloric Intake Chart

As said before, the numbers vary so much that it is difficult to put a table together with values, but according to the above information, the following results are achieved:

Calories per Day
Age Height (inches) Weight (lbs) Male Female
20 60 140 1586 1445
20 60 160 1712 1531
20 70 140 1715 1492
20 70 160 1841 1578
20 80 140 1844 1539
20 80 140 1844 1539
30 60 160 1644 1484
30 60 140 1518 1398
30 70 140 1647 1445
30 70 160 1773 1531
30 80 140 1776 1492
30 80 160 1902 1578
40 60 140 1450 1351
40 60 160 1576 1437
40 70 140 1579 1398
40 70 160 1705 1484
40 80 140 1708 1445
40 80 160 1834 1531
50 60 140 1382 1304
50 60 160 1508 1390
50 70 140 1511 1351
50 70 160 1637 1437
50 80 140 1640 1398
50 80 160 1766 1484

So there you have it! Until next time!

- T.A.B

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