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What is the minimum amount of calories a person can eat a day to be healthy?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Depends on age, weight and height, but an average person should consume at least 1200 calories per day in order to properly process all of the nutrients one needs to be healthy.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the minimum amount of calories I should consume per day to remain healthy?

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Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Depends.: You need to get your resting metabolism rate checked to see what your rate is. This guideline of everyone eating 2000cal has caused tremendous problems. I check resting rates and most women are between 1100-1500calories and in the rest weight range! so customize this to get the right info.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the right amount of calories for a person to eat in a day?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
Weight based: In normal person not under stress, surgery or sick like in cases of burn , then usually it is 25-30 kcal per kilogram of body weight.
A 30-year-old female asked:

What is the lowest amount of calories i can eat in a day and remain healthy?

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Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Depends on activity: Calorie restriction is used for weight loss; however, the proper nutrients need to be consumed to maintain health. The amount of energy your body requires depends on your activity as well as other physical factors. If you are not overweight, maintaining a healthy weight is a good approximation of the minimum calories required, and it is different for every body.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What can I do if my body right, and i just want to know what's a healthy amount of calories to eat a day?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Depends on wt&ht and: Total calories to eat daily depends on your weight, height, daily activities.Based on that your daily calorie requirement to maintain your present weight can be calculated, if your weight is right.

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