What is the average number of calories you can have per day?
67% of the male population and 57% of the female population in the UK are overweight. These percentages were significantly lower some decades ago. The major issue is that people eat too many calories each day. Too many calories make you gain weight. How many calories you are allowed to have per day to maintain your normal weight depends on a couple of things. Men are allowed to have more calories per day than women. Also, people who are young and active burn more calories and therefore are allowed to have more calories.
Average amount of kcal per day for women and men
In the overview below you will see how many calories on average a man and a woman are allowed to have:
On average, women are allowed to have 2000 calories per day.
On average, men are allowed to have 2500 calories per day.
How many calories are you allowed to have by age?
The average amount of calories that you are allowed to have also depends largely on your age. In the prime of your life you are allowed to have more calories than you would if you were to be very young or very old. The overview below shows how many calories you are allowed to have according to age:
Which food contains a low amount of calories?
In the following overview you will find the top 10 healthy and calorie-friendly food. Low on calories doesn't need to mean low on flavor or low on nutrients.
Food - Calories
|Watercress||4 calories per cup|
|Arugula||5 calories per cup|
|Celery||6 calories per stalk|
|Bok Choy||9 calories per 5 leaves|
|Radish||17 calories per cup|
|Zucchini||31 calories per piece|
|Cucumber||22 calories per 1/2 piece|
|Plum||30 calories per piece|
|Grapefruit||37 calories per 1/2 piece|
|Strawberries||49 calories per cup|
Which food contains a high amount of calories?
In the following overview you see the top 10 foods with the highest amount of calories per 100 gram.
Food - Calories per 100 gr.
|Fats and oils||902 calories|
|Nuts and seeds||718 calories|
|Dark chocolate||598 calories|
|Nut and seed butter||590 calories|
|Milk, dairy & eggs||452 calories|
|Dried fruit & fruit juices||339 calories|
|Oily fish||262 calories|
|Whole grains||124 calories|
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