The Average Woman
How many calories a day do you need for good health? A quick answer, for the average woman to remain in good health she needs to consume 2000 calories everyday. That same average woman would need to consume 1500 calories every day if she wants to lose weight. A healthy diet will have the average woman consume 500 calories less than the normal 2000 she needs to maintain her weight for good health. If a diet requires the average woman to consume less than 1500 calories everyday it is not a healthy diet. The average woman may lose weight, water weight, but the pounds will come right back if they are lost too quickly, plus she won’t feel well during this type of dieting action. At 1500 calories she will lose weight that will stay off in a more permanent fashion.
The Average Man
The average man requires 2500 calories everyday to maintain his weight. That same average man would need to consume 500 less calories to lose weight in a healthy manner, so that brings his total daily calorie intake down to 2000 calories everyday if he wants to lose weight.