Daily calories needed

Through our diet and our own diet, we provide the body with the energy it needs to perform all the functions it carries out at all times, and we also provide the nutrients it needs daily.

This energy is contributed by the different calories, carbohydrates, proteins and fats that we find in the different foods that we consume every day.

Therefore, there is a amount of recommended daily calories that we must consume to provide our body with the energy it needs. Depending on whether you are male or female, and the physical activity and way of life that the person follows, these caloric needs will vary. But be careful, given that excess calories are stored in our body in the form of fats.

Recommended daily calories

Calories needed per day

  • Man: between 2,000 and 2,500 Kcal./day.
  • Woman: between 1,500 to 2,000 Kcal./day.

We must bear in mind that this amount of kilocalories needed per day will depend in turn on the lifestyle of the person; that is, of their profession, depending on the physical activity, and the way of life that follows.

For example, if a man weighs 90 kilos and maintains a healthy weight based on his height and physical complexion (you can know more with our BMI calculator), you will need to consume 2,160 calories every day, necessary to maintain your basal metabolism.

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