How many calories should a man have in a day?
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How many calories should a man have in a day?

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On average, men should consume 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day. The amount of calories a man should consume is dependent on his age and activity level.

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Sedentary males over the age of 18 should consume between 2,000 and 2,400 calories per day. The amount of calories that should be consumed drops by 200 calories for each 20 years. An active male should consume between 2,400 and 3,000 calories per day.

A sedentary lifestyle indicates a low level of physical activity associated with everyday life. An active lifestyle involves an activity level that is at least equivalent to walking 3 to 4 miles each day in addition to normal daily activity.

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