How many calories should an adult get?
Many of us think about how much a food is fed when calories come to mind. In terms of diet, calories are the amount of energy a food provides.
If we constantly get more energy than we need, we will gain weight. If we spend very little energy, we lose weight, fat, and eventually muscle mass.
The definition of calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the water temperature of 1 gram (g) to 1 ° C.
The type and amount of food we eat determines how many calories we consume. For many people with a weight loss diet, the amount of calories in a food is a decisive factor in choosing whether to eat or not.
How and when we eat can make a difference, as the body uses different energies throughout the day. The energy usage of our body will depend on how active we are, how efficiently our body uses energy and our age.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, women need between 1,600 and 2,400 calories per day and males stay between 2,000 and 3,000. However, this depends on their age, size, height, lifestyle, general health, and activity levels.
Quick information about calorie intake and use
- Recommended calorie intake depends on factors such as age, size, height, gender, lifestyle, and general general health.
- The recommended daily calorie intake in the USA is around 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women.
- Having a big breakfast can help with weight loss and maintenance.
- The brain uses about 20 percent of the energy used in the human body.
- Factors affecting ideal calorie intake include age, bone density, and muscle-to-fat ratio.
- A 500-calorie meal of fruits and vegetables has more health benefits and makes you feel full for longer than a 500-calorie pop snack.
The 2015-2020 Diet Guide for Americans ranges from recommending a calorie intake between 3,200 for an active male aged 16 to 18 and 1,000 calories a day for a 2 year old baby.
As people age, their metabolic rate slows down.
This reduces their energy needs. Between the ages of 19 and 25, the recommended intake for women is 2,000 calories per day, but after 51 years this drops to 1,600.