Nutrition needs differ with gender and age. A healthy diet for a man is different from a healthy diet for a woman. And what a middle aged male needs from his food for good health and growth differs from what a male baby, child, teenager or older person needs. It’s important to know your specific Page last reviewed: 07 Sep 2017.
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The ways in which men and women differ are innumerable. Now you can add nutritional needs to the list. While women would seem to have more special nutritional needs than men, given the demands Author: John Casey.
On average, a moderately active 125-pound woman needs 2,000 calories a day; a 175-pound guy with a similar exercise pattern needs 2,800 calories. And like women, men will lose weight only if they burn more calories than they take in. Protein. Here, too, body size is the main difference between the needs of males and females.
Print this section Appendix 2. Estimated Calorie Needs per Day, by Age, Sex, and Physical Activity Level. The total number of calories a person needs each day varies depending on a number of factors, including the person’s age, sex, height, weight, and level of physical activity.