How Many Calories Should You Take In A Day?

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janurse427 – 06/11/2009 – 06:02

This is a question that cannot be answered without knowing many variables. A person’s age, current weight and height, and activity level all play into how many calories are needed to maintain healthy body function. Also, everyone has a different level of metabolism, so it’s hard to determine. An educated dietitian should be able to help you determine what your caloric needs are. Also, if you are currently suffering from an eating disorder, your body may need some time to acclimate to the correct number of calories. Realistically, an adult who is just average in activity will need at least 2000 calories a day to maintain health and energy. And a safe amount of dietary fat is between 25-30% of that amount in order to supply the organs (including the brain), joints and hormones with the necessary amount for optimum function. I hope this helps.

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