How Many Calories Do You Really Need Daily To Maintain A Healthy Weight?

Women and men all over the world are trying to lose weight.

The majority of these people are trying to lose all of their weight through taking in far fewer calories than they are used to taking in.

When this happens and your body doesn’t have as many calories as it is used to, your body goes into what is commonly referred to as starvation mode.

In starvation mode, your body starts to hold on to what few fats and calories you are giving your body.Calories

This is why people gain weight in the long run when they go on crash diets and this is why people gain weight when they drastically reduce the number of calories they are taking in daily.

To maintain your weight if you are at a healthy weight and you are happy with the weight you are at, you should take in anywhere between 1800 and 2200 calories.

The calories you need to take in all depends on your age, your activity level and many other things. If you lead a sedentary lifestyle this means you are not very active at all.

With a sedentary lifestyle to even just maintain your current weight and not gain weight, you are going to be at the low end of the scale for daily caloric intake.

If you are moderately active, you are somewhat active and can take in a few more calories than the sedentary person and if you are an active person you can take in the most amounts of calories and still maintain your healthy weight.

Now, if you want to lose weight you will need to subtract 500 calories from whatever amount of calories you were at when you wanted to maintain weight.

For example, a 35 year-old woman who is moderately active should take in no more than 2000 calories per each day if she wants to maintain her weight. That same 35 year old woman who is moderately active could only take in 1500 calories per each day every day of the week if she wanted to lose one pound per week.

A 55 year old man who is trying to maintain his weight if he is sedentary can only have 2000 calories per each day of the week and that same 55 year old man could have 2500 calories per each day of the week if he was trying to gain weight.

So, as you can see, attempting the crash diet or starvation diet would not benefit your body at all. Even if you are trying to lose weight you still need to feed your body the fuel it needs to carry you on through your daily activities.