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How Many Calories Should You Have a Day?


By the numbers... daily intake recommendations by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

  • Photo of a red apple with the word HEALTH on it.Many women and older adults:
    1,600 calories
    53 grams of fat
  • Children, teen girls, active women and most men:
    2,200 calories
    73 grams fat
  • Teen boys and active men:
    2,800 calories
    93 grams fat

How do your numbers measure up? Consider keeping a journal of your food for one week, and add up your calories. You may be surprised!