How many calories do i need per day?

Want to know how many calories you need per day? Use the chart below to estimate calorie needs per day by age, gender, and physical activity level. Estimated amounts of calories a needed to maintain calorie balance for various gender and age groups at three different levels of physical activity. The estimates are rounded to the nearest 200 calories for assignment to a USDA Food Pattern.
An individual’s calorie needs may be higher or lower than these average estimates.

How many calories should a male eat per day

Age (years)Activity level |
Sedentary
Activity level |
Moderately active
Activity level |
Active
21,0001,0001,000
31,2001,4001,400
41,2001,4001,600
51,2001,4001,600
61,6001,6001,800
71,6001,6001,800
81,6001,6002,000
91,6001,8002,000
101,6001,8002,200
111,8002,0002,200
121,8002,2002,400
132,0002,2002,600
142,0002,4002,800
152,2002,6003,000
162,4002,8003,200
172,4002,8003,200
182,4002,8003,200
19–20 2,6002,8003,000
21–25 2,4002,8003,000
26–30 2,4002,6003,000
31–35 2,4002,6003,000
36–40 2,4002,6002,800
41–45 2,2002,6002,800
46–50 2,2002,4002,800
51–55 2,2002,4002,800
56–60 2,2002,4002,600
61–65 2,0002,4002,600
66–70 2,0002,2002,600
71-75 2,0002,2002,600
76+ 2,0002,2002,400

How many calories should a female eat per day

Age (years)Activity level |
Sedentary
Activity level |
Moderately active
Activity level |
Active
21,0001,0001,000
31,0001,2001,400
41,2001,4001,400
51,2001,4001,600
61,2001,4001,600
71,2001,6001,800
81,4001,6001,800
91,4001,6001,800
101,4001,8002,000
111,6001,8002,000
121,6002,0002,200
131,6002,0002,200
141,8002,0002,400
151,8002,0002,400
161,8002,0002,400
171,8002,0002,400
181,8002,0002,400
19–20 2,0002,2002,400
21–25 2,0002,2002,400
26–30 1,8002,0002,400
31–35 1,8002,0002,200
36–40 1,8002,0002,200
41–45 1,8002,0002,200
46–50 1,8002,0002,200
51–55 1,6001,8002,200
56–60 1,6001,8002,200
61–65 1,6001,8002,000
66–70 1,6001,8002,000
71-75 1,6001,8002,000
76+ 1,6001,8002,000

Sedentary means a lifestyle that includes only the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life. Moderately active means a lifestyle that includes physical activity equivalent to walking about 1.5 to 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life. Active means a lifestyle that includes physical activity equivalent to walking more than 3 miles per day at 3 to 4 miles per hour, in addition to the light physical activity associated with typical day-to-day life.
Estimates for females do not include women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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