Yet, if you want to allow your body to function normally, i.e. to perform everyday basic life functions, you will need a certain amount of calories. We have to enter a certain amount of calories in the body every day.
The body needs them for energy. Calories are found in food. A healthy diet will help your body get enough calories, but still the amount of calories needs to remain below the level that could cause weight gain.
The recommended daily intake of calories varies from person to person, but there are certain recommendations on how many calories we need.
On average, to maintain their normal body weight, women need about 1,500 calories a day and men about 2200 calories. But these figures apply only to adults who deal with little physical activity.
Many physically active people cannot live on 2,000 calories a day. That would be starvation for the body.
The factors that influence the individual calorie needs include: age, height and weight, average daily physical activity and body building.
Counting calories will help you maintain normal body weight, and weight loss or reduction of obesity.