and weight for ages up to age 18 years of age and median height and weight for that height to give a BMI of for adult females and for adult males.
or gain weight and other factors affect how many calories should be consumed. Estimates range from 1, to 2, calories per day for adult women and 2, to These are only estimates, and approximations of individual calorie needs can be aided with USDA Food Patterns: Healthy U.S.-Style Eating Pattern.
Other factors can also affect how much energy you burn. For example: To gain weight, you need to eat more calories than your body uses each day. For more.