Contrary to what we can think, calories are not there for us to ruin life! Like it or not, we need it: calories provide us with the energy we need every day to cover the expenses of our body. Because yes, even if we often dry sports lessons, our body burns calories even while sleeping! To lose weight effectively, you must be careful to balance the number of calories consumed and the number of calories spent throughout the day.

How Many Calories Should I Eat?

On the other hand, you are probably wondering why your girlfriend or darling can eat twice as much as you without getting fat? Because we do not have the same caloric needs. They depend on our age, our sex, our morphology, our physical activities, the time of day when the calories were consumed … and many other variables.

This is why it is useless to start a diet or to set a quota of calories to consume per day without really knowing its own caloric needs.

You are a woman, between 18 and 40 years old:

  • You do not do any physical activity: you need about 1900 calories a day.
  • You are active: you need about 2150 calories a day.
  • You are a big sportswoman: you need about 2500 calories.

You are a woman over 40 years old:

  • You do not do any physical activity: you need about 1750 calories a day.
  • You are active: you need about 2000 calories a day.
  • You are a big sportswoman: you need about 2350 calories a day.

You are a woman, between 18 and 40 years old:

  • You do not do any physical activity: you need about 2350 calories a day.
  • You are active: you need about 2650 calories a day.
  • You are a great sportsman: you need about 3250 calories.

You are a woman over 40 years old:

  • You do not do any physical activity: you need about 2200 calories a day.
  • You are active: you need about 2450 calories a day.
  • You are a great sportsman: you need about 3050 calories a day.

For pregnant women and breastfeeding women, you will need more calories per day: about 340 calories for a pregnant woman in her second trimester, and about 330 calories for a breastfeeding woman.