How many calories should I consume to lose weight

To loss weight you must definitely burn calories. However, the amount of calories to be burn by each person depends on factors such as age, activity level
and gender

Likewise, the number of calories needed by individuals top lose weight per day varies. It depends on factors such as  sex, age, the amount you want to lose and  how fast you want to lose it.

The below table shows some estimated figures on how many calories the average person in the USA, Canada and Western Europe should consume in order to maintain their weight (neither put on nor lose weight).

Daily recommended calorie consumption for males:

Age 19-30
Sedentary - 2400-2600
Moderately active - 2600-2800
Active - 3000

Age 31-50
Sedentary - 2200-2400
Moderately active - 2400-2600
Active - 2800-3000

Age 51+
Sedentary - 2000-2200
Moderately active - 2200-2400
Active - 2400-2800

Daily recommended calorie consumption for females:

Age 19 to 30
Sedentary - 1,800 to 2,000
Moderately active - 2,000 to 2,200
Active - 2,400

Age 31-50
Sedentary - 1,800
Moderately active - 2,000
Active - 2,200

Age 51+
Sedentary - 1,600
Moderately active - 1,800
Active - 2000 to 2,200
If you want to lose weight, you must consume little less than the recommended calories above.


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