Calorie Intake per Day
The World Health Organization (WHO) states that the lowest recommended calorie level (except under doctor supervision) is 1200 calories a day, although 1400-1500 calories is preferable.
As a rough guide don't allow your calorie level to fall below your basal metabolic rate (BMR) - the number of calories your body expends by doing nothing. An average basal metabolic rate for many women is about 1500 calories a day.
Calorie Reduction by Exercise
Another way to achieve a healthy calorie balance between calorie intake and calorie expenditure is to burn extra calories in physical exercise. For example, a brisk 2 mile walk burns about 200 calories which adds up to a weekly calorie reduction of 1400 calories.
Calorie Intake to Lose Weight
If you are looking to lose weight, first establish how many daily calories you need to maintain weight. Then subtract 5oo calories from this in order to lose about 1 pound per week. For a healthy but inexpensive online diet plan, with a popular dieting forum, you might like to visit: Weight Loss Programs
For calorie details of 2500 Foods, see Calories in Foods
Calories In Types of Foods