Calorie Needs When Dieting

How Many Calories Do You Need When Dieting

There’s no precise answer, I’m afraid. It depends on many things, like weight, age, gender, height, and exercise. Other factors include: dieting history, general lifestyle and motivation.

A Simplified Calorie Guide to Calorie Needs

However, for a very general idea of your calorie needs when dieting or trying to lose weight, here is a simplified calorie chart.

Weight Loss Calorie Needs Chart

Amount of Weight to Lose
Approx Calories Per Day
WOMEN
MEN
Less than 15 pounds
1250
1500
About 15-50 pounds
1500
1750
More than 50 pounds
1800
2050

Note: These calorie figures are not exact and should be used as an approximate guide only.

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