How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

How many calories should I eat to lose weight?

It’s based on your height, weight, age, sex, and activity level.

Click on the Calorie Calculator links below to estimate the number of calories you need each day to lose weight. The number of calories is based on your height, weight, age, sex and activity level.

Calorie Calculator for Men

Calorie Calculator for Women

In general, the minimum number of calories your body needs each day is:

  • Men: 1500 calories
  • Women: 1200 calories

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