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How many calories do women burn?
Asked by xoallixs0n on Jan 12, 2009 in Weight Loss

I am talking about a normal woman, who gets up, walks around, does household chores, goes shopping, etc., but does not intentionally exercise.


The "reference woman," a theoretical average woman, burns around 2,000 calories a day. Her age is 20 and 24, she is 5'4.5" and weighs 125 pounds. She needs those calories to perform her basic physiologic functions along with the activities of daily living. But, there is considerable variation in individual calorie needs due to age, height, weight, physical activity, unintentional activity such as fidgeting, and small variations in the way we process calories. To find your own calorie requirements, use the Calorie Target calculator in the Tools section at Calorie Count.

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