• Question: How many calories should I consume in a day?

    Asked by guido to Alex on 12 Jun 2011.
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      Alex Munro answered on 12 Jun 2011:

      Hello guido; to answer your question, I’ll assume you’re aged between 15 – 18 years; if you’re male, the UK Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) for energy is 2755 kilocalories; if you’re female, the EAR for energy is 2110 kilocalories. These are estimated amounts, applied to populations, so what you should be eating could be a little different. For example, if you are physically very active, you should be eating more (the opposite also applies!).