How many calories do women need per day?

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  • A , Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
    Calories are units of energy. Your basal metabolic rate is the energy -- measured in calories -- that your body needs daily for your cells to function properly and to stay alive. It's what you burn without exerting any effort. Most women need a daily average of 1,500 to 1,800 calories. Of course, this depends on activity levels, body size, and body type.

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