I'm sure that even you get confused with the calorie information provided online. Most of it is focused on the daily energy requirements for women. But what about the number of calories per day for a man? The number of calories needed for men is usually much higher in comparison with women. You want to consume enough food to meet your daily energy needs and maintain your weight. If you don't eat enough calories per day you will lose fat and muscle mass. And if you eat too many calories per day, your body will store the excess energy as fat.
Calories for Men to Maintain Weight: Go through these average calorie numbers for men to see how much energy you use each day and how many calories you should consume to maintain your weight. Each average calorie number is based on a moderately active man of average height which is 5'10" and who weighs around 175 pounds.
20-year-old - 2800 calories per day
30-year old - 2728 calories per day
40-year old - 2651 calories per day
50-year old - 2573 calories per day
60-year old - 2496 calories per day
70-year old - 2418 calories per day
80-year old - 2076 calories per day
Calories for Men to Gain Weight: Now for men who wants to gain weight. If a man wants to bulk up his muscle mass, how many calories should a he eat? Consume more than your daily energy needs to gain weight. Though the amount of calories increase, you should also be mindful of the kind of calories you consume.Scan these estimates to see how many calories it would take to increase a man's weight from 160 pounds to 180 pounds at a rate of one pound per week.
20-year-old - 3200 calories per day
30-year old - 3123 calories per day
40-year old - 3045 calories per day
50-year old - 2968 calories per day
Calories for Men to Lose Weight: If your goal it is to slim down, you'll have to create a calorie deficit for weight loss. To lose weight effectively, a man should eat fewer calories than he needs. You should cut approximately 500 calories per day or 3500 calories per week to lose a pound of fat. Factors such as age and activity level is equally important here.
sedentary 20-year-old - 1808 calories per day
sedentary 30-year-old - 1748 calories per day
sedentary 40-year-old - 1688 calories per day
sedentary 50-year-old - 1628 calories per day
moderately active 20-year old - 2481 calories per day
moderately active 30-year old - 2404 calories per day
moderately active 40-year old - 2326 calories per day
moderately active 50-year old - 2249 calories per day