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According to WebMD, the number of calories a person should consume per day ranges from 1,800 to 3,000 calories, based on age, gender and daily activities. In general, men require more calories than women due to their larger size.


The recommended daily calorie limit for men ages 19 and above is between 2,000 and 3,000 calories depending on age and activity level, according to WebMD. The absolute minimum daily amount needed by a man is 1,500 calories, explains About.com.


A woman should consume an average of 2,000 calories a day. Average calorie intake will change based on each individual woman's lifestyle, activity level, age and metabolic rate.


The recommended daily intake of calories varies depending on your age and activity level. The average adult female between the ages of 19 through 30 that gets an average of 30 minutes of activity a day has an average calorie requirement of 2000 calories, according to Un...


The amount of calories needed in the morning is based on an individual's daily caloric intake. Many experts agree that morning is the best time for the largest meal of the day, according to About.com. A person requiring 1,200 calories a day eats perhaps 400 of those cal...


The number of calories required to lose weight depends on an individual's basic metabolic rate, writes Dr. Mike Roussell for Shape magazine. The BMR is the number of calories an individual needs to maintain her current weight. To lose weight, one should eat fewer calori...


Every 3,500 calories one burns is equal to one pound, so to lose 30 pounds, an individual needs to burn about 105,000 calories. According to About, a mathematical formula called the Harris-Benedict principle allows individuals to calculate their basal metabolic rate, an...